Landscaping and restoration of the littoral in Bas-Saint-Laurent: Good practices in coastal environment

The Comité ZIP Sud-de-l'Estuaire obtained funding from the Community Interactions Program (PIC) to promote good development and restoration practices on the coast and to carry out restoration work on two beaches in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, that where damaged during the storm of December 6, 2010. The objective is to produce a practical guide for coastal residents so that they can develop the coastline while maintaining its high ecological and aesthetic value. Last December's storm showed that all of the Bas-Saint-Laurent's coasts are very sensitive to erosion and coastal submersion. Against all odds, the lands that had preserved their beach in their natural state suffered very little damage. Despite this observation, several coastal residents have opted for rigid protection techniques (rockfill, protection wall, etc.) that lead to lowering and even disappearing of beaches. While erosion is a short-term threat to human construction, the installation of large-scale rigid protection works represents a long-term deterioration of the coastline, especially for beaches that are fertile ground for a diverse flora and also attracting a host of waterfowl. The guide to good planning and restoration practices will allow coastal residents to have in their hands a toolbox of alternatives to rigid techniques. Soft coastal development techniques such as revegetation and sand recharge will be presented, as well as a list of native plants best suited to the coastal environment

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Metadata Reference Date(s) June 23, 2022 (Creation)
June 23, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) June 18, 2018 (Creation)
February 21, 2020 (Revision)
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Responsible Party 1
Comité ZIP du Sud-de-l'Estuaire
Responsible Party 2
Etienne Bachand
Etienne Bachand
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