Ministère de l'Environnement
et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques

Biodiversity Reserves / Proposed Biodiversity Reserves

Fish Stocking in Proposed and Permanent Aquatic and Biodiversity Reserves

Applications for fish stocking authorization under the Natural Heritage Conservation Act (if such applications are required by the reserve’s conservation plan) and applications for permits to transport and stock live fish should be directed to the appropriate regional Wildlife Office of the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs.

Protected area established to preserve biodiversity in terrestrial environment, especially the representation of the various natural regions of Québec.


Activity Framework for Biodiversity Reserves and Aquatic Reserves (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Brochure on biodiversity and aquatic reserves in Québec


Before carrying out work in a proposed or permanent biodiversity reserve, the proponent must ensure that the project complies with the activity framework in force in the territory. To submit your authorization application, fill out the Application for authorization for projects carried out in an aquatic or biodiversity reserve (French, Word, 110 KB) and follow the recommended procedure.

Biodiversity Reserves

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Proposed Biodiversity Reserves

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  • Caribous-Forestiers-de-Manouane-Manicouagan, des
  • Chisesaakahikan-et-de-la-Rivière-Broadback, de
  • Côte-de-Charlevoix

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  • Paul-Provencher
  • Pipmuacan east islands
  • Plateau-de-la-Pierriche
  • Quataq-Kangirsuk
  • Rivière-Delay
  • Rivière-Vachon
  • Saint-Cyr lake
  • Samuel-De Champlain

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*The Ministère has directed the a target="_blank" href="">Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement (BAPE) to hold a public consultation as part of the process of assigning permanent biodiversity status to twelve territories, and aquatic reserve status to one territory, all located in the Mauricie region. The primary objective of the consultation document is to provide the information needed by all organizations and private citizens that so wish, to comment on the permanent biodiversity status assignment process.

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