Ecological monitoring program for national wildlife areas in Quebec.: CW66-539/1-2016E-PDF

“The purpose of ecological monitoring is to assess ecosystem components on a regular basis to detect changes that may be occurring, establish a diagnosis and take action to ensure the continuing integrity and viability of the ecosystems and their components. Most of the protected area networks in Canada have implemented ecological monitoring programs in recent years. Following their lead, the Canadian Wildlife Service – Quebec Region (CWS-QC) has developed an ecological monitoring program to monitor the state of the national wildlife areas (NWAs) in Quebec for which it is responsible, in order to protect their natural attributes. This document provides an overview of the progress made by CWS-QC towards the development of an ecological monitoring program for NWAs in Quebec. It describes the stages in the development of the program, the indicators selected and the methodologies proposed. This monitoring program will be refined over time as new information is gathered, particularly with regard to survey methodologies and protocols. The implementation of the monitoring program in the NWAs will make it possible to identify the management and protection measures that should be taken when warranted. Furthermore, the monitoring program for the NWAs, all of which are located along the St. Lawrence River, will complement the existing programs and will form an overarching monitoring program for all of the ecosystems along this vast river system"--Abstract, p. iii.

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Department/Agency Environment and Climate Change Canada. Quebec Region. Ministère du développement durable, de l’environnement et de la lutte contre les changements climatiques.
Title Ecological monitoring program for national wildlife areas in Quebec.
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Programme de surveillance écologique des réserves nationales de faune du Québec. Volume 1, Présentation du programme. Cover title. At head of title: St. Lawrence Action Plan 2011-2026. "July 2017."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages v, 76 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-06836-7
Catalogue Number
  • CW66-539/1-2016E-PDF
Subject Terms Conservation areas, Rivers, Environmental management