WATERSHADE Phase 1: Development of a policy and an implementation plan
This project consists in implementing a restoration plan for thermal refuges on the Restigouche River watershed. In the first phase, a policy will be codeveloped for thermal refuges, namely: premices, how to agree on the use of data, the protection of drainage areas and refuges, decide who, when and how restoration work will be done and design a plan for applied research. In the second phase, an implementation plan will be developed for the WATERSHADE project: collaborations and review of regulations for small head water streams, develop a methodology for restorations (mapping, forest cutting plan management, land protection and field work) and plan a project schedule over several years.
Project Contact: Jean-Daniel Savard – Restigouche@globetrotter.net