A conservation organization in the Argenteuil MRC
In its report (2016) on the conservation of the natural environments of Argenteuil, the RCM of Argenteuil identified five issues including the preservation and development of conservation nuclei. To do this, we recommend the creation of a conservation organization working in the territory of Argenteuil. The existence of Conservation Lakefield therefore fills a very real need in the region.
We offer an interactive map of the wetlands of southern Quebec to better understand our territory of activity.
You can locate the Gore area or expand to view a larger area.
Enter your address in the "search" box, to find the various wetlands that surround your property.
View the wetland legend by clicking on the arrows in the upper left corner.
Lakefield Conservation promotes the protection of natural environments that have high ecological value. For example, the Board of Directors and a conservation expert identified and prioritized certain criteria to assess the appropriateness of conservation of a property. The following criteria were assessed in order of priority:
- Location: land located at or on the edge of Gore;
- Habitat for threatened or vulnerable species;
- Ecological goods and services: a natural environment that filters water and protects against flooding in a watershed of interest;
- Forest and forest ecosystem: property with rare forest - or old forest - or both - or forest with an evolutionary stage of ecological interest;
- Continuity: land for establishing connectivity of protected natural environments in the form of ecological corridors;
- Landscapes and aesthetics: environments with interesting landscapes to preserve - terrain with atmosphere to preserve;
- Development: opportunity to interpret nature, observe wildlife, etc.;
- Recreational potential: hiking (summer or winter), access to the natural environment for the public;
- Habitat for wildlife: deer, bear, moose, wolf, etc.