Characterization of salmon habitat and watershed thermal refuges of the Restigouche River
Inventorieswere conducted during the period from August 4 to 12, 2011 on the Restigouche River (main stem) and its tributaries. A total of about 15 000 pictures were taken and INRS is currently processing images to identify the thermal refuges and facilitate geographic referencing. An agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources of Quebec is currently negotiating for them complete the geo referencing and makes photo-interpretation leading to the characterization of habitats.
Clement Clerc, research assistant (left) and Stephen Dugdale, doctorate student (right) from the Institut Nationale de Recherche Scientifique (INRS).