Identification and characterization of thermal refuges potentially used by salmon in Jacques-Cartier River

Recipient: Conseil de la Nation huronne-wendat
Approved Amount: $10,178 for 2020 (1st year of a 3-year project, total: $32,620)

The goal of this project is to complete an inventory of thermal refuges in Jacques-Cartier River and its main tributaries using a thermal camera attached to a helicopter, and to characterize this sensitive habitat by land and river monitoring to identify major zones for resource conservation.

The specific objectives of the project are to locate thermal refuges, identify and characterize them, validate their use by salmon, and prioritize them for resource protection and conservation.

Contact: Mathieu Tétreault, 418-843-3826 poste 2112,