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Artificial wood turtle nest site creation in Shewenegan Picnic area

A 7.0 x 9.0-metre turtles nesting  site will be created on a bank adjacent to Shewenegan Pond. The organic soil present on this surface will be removed using motorized equipment. A geotextile will be put in place once the organic soil is removed to prevent vegetation regrowth. A minimum thickness of 30 cm of sand and gravel with a diameter of less than 20 mm will be added above the geotextile over the entire area to provide a suitable substrate for turtle nesting. The top and bottom of the bank will remain intact for a length of 2m to prevent visitors from accessing the nesting site and to maintain a buffer zone from the wetland. A mini-excavator and a mini tracked-dumper will be used to carry out this work.


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Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New Project Being Assessed by Parks Canada - Public Comments Invited 22 october to 21 november 2019 - October 22, 2019

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  • La Mauricie National Park
  • 702, 5e rue de la Pointe
  • Shawinigan, QC, G9N 1E9
  • Telephone: 819-538-3232 or 1-888-773-8888
  • Fax: 819-536-3661
  • Email:

  • Location

    • La Mauricie National Park (Quebec)
  • Project Type

    • Remediation and conservation
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

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