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Les milieux humides au Québec : quelle protection face aux enjeux du développement économique, notamment résidentiel ?

Abstract : Wetlands, endowed with a natural heritage and outstanding features, represent a major component of the Quebec landscape. In spite of this, these ecosystems are threatened by social and economic development which often takes precedence over their conservation. In this context, governmental authorities have developed a certain number of tools to protect them. Some municipalities require, inter alia, that any construction taking place on grounds suspected of accommodating a wetland be analyzed by an expert beforehand. This work focuses primarily on identifying, delineating, and characterizing wetlands. It endeavours to establish an outline of the naturel environment's components in order to identify the environmental legal constraints surrounding the site development. Through the achievement of such a study, this report seeks to address the issue of wetland protection in Quebec and to highlight the benefits and limitations of government actions. Among others, the results show the usefulness of environmental characterization studies. They serve to propose effective management and conservation measures for these fragile environments. However, whether they are incentives or regulatory measures, the tools in use have some weaknesses and flaws which keep them from being fully effective. The fate of wetlands therefore remains of concern.
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Éric Vanderborght. Les milieux humides au Québec : quelle protection face aux enjeux du développement économique, notamment résidentiel ?. Etudes de l'environnement. 2014. ⟨dumas-01112784⟩

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