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200 000 $ to protect the lakes and rivers in Acadia of the Lands and Forests

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Michel Grégoire, general manager of The St. Jean River Watershed Organization, Aurélia Jourdan, coordinator and Lise Ouellette, president of the Core Leadership Team, Joanie Dubé, general manager of the Madawaska River Development Corporation, Alaa Maaref, project manager of the Northwestern New Brunswick Rural Planning Committee. Michel Grégoire, general manager of The St. Jean River Watershed Organization, Aurélia Jourdan, coordinator and Lise Ouellette, president of the Core Leadership Team, Joanie Dubé, general manager of the Madawaska River Development Corporation, Alaa Maaref, project manager of the Northwestern New Brunswick Rural Planning Committee.

The Core Leadership Team of the Acadia of the Lands and Forests has developed an innovative collaboration with regional environmental groups to develop a project for the sound management of aquatic habitats that will allow, among other things, the sustainability of recreational tourism activities related to recreational fishing. The partners received $200,000 for three specific mandates related to fish habitat restoration.

The Environmental Damage Fund managed by Environment and Climate Change Canada, provided this funding to develop two Integrated Planning Workbooks, obtain scientific advice on the consequences of log removal and carry out plant restoration work at 20 riparian sites.  These mandates affect the Iroquois, Trout and Madawaska rivers and their watersheds.

In its upper reaches, the Saint John River touches three frontiers, including two countries (Canada and the United States), two provinces (Quebec and New Brunswick) and one State (Maine), a reality that imposes its share of challenges for sound ecosystem management. The impact of this project will therefore have a positive impact on the three sectors of Acadia of the Lands and Forests. « Lakes and rivers have played a key role in our shared history and remain at the heart of our collective identity and development », comments Lise Ouellette, Chair of the Core Leadership Team.

It is in this spirit of connecting with the river territory that the regional environmental groups, including the Saint John River Watershed Organization (OBVSFJ) located in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, Quebec, and the Madawaska River Development Corporation (SARM) located in Edmundston, New Brunswick, will work together to carry out this project.

 « By the end of 2018, we will have the tools necessary to promote and communicate good habitat management practices, » comments Michel Grégoire, Director of the OBVSFJ. « A distribution will be planned to the shoreline property owners, strategic partners and the general public » added Joanie Dubé, Director of SARM.

Thanks to the involvement of several other partners, including the North West Rural Development Committee (CARNO) and the Canadian Rivers Institute, affiliated with the University of New Brunswick, this project is a very good example of regional collaboration aimed at the sustainability of natural resources.

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Mission: Stimuler et faciliter la collaboration régionale pour assurer le développement économique durable de l'Acadie des terres et forêts.

       




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