In Quebec, wetlands cover more or less 17 million hectares or 170,000 square kilometres, or about 10% of Quebec’s total territory. Whether we are talking about ponds, marshes, swamps or bogs, wetlands represent the essential links in the fabric of the natural environment in Quebec. These ecosystems constitute all water-saturated or flooded sites for a period of time long enough to influence the nature of the soil or vegetation composition.
Interesting link (in french)
- Guide d’identification et de délimitation des milieux humides du Québec méridional - Nouvelle édition révisée en 2015