Developing a method to assess the hydromorphological sensitivity related to logging operations in the watersheds of salmon rivers in Gaspésie and Bas Saint-Laurent
How do freshwater ecosystems (e.g. temperature, hydrology, biological interactions, land-use practices) influence wild Atlantic salmon populations?
Development of an assessment of watercourses hydro-morphological sensitivity in relation to logging operations with regards to Atlantic salmon habitat.
The goal of this project is to:
Provide managers (forestry, salmon rivers) with a decision-making tool specific to each watershed of salmon rivers in Gaspésie and Bas-Saint-Laurent to better protect salmon population habitat of these two areas.
Complement general standards/rules to consider more specifically hydro-morphology features of each salmon river of Gaspésie and Bas-St-Laurent, in the province of Québec.
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