Aylmer Alvar Stewardship Committee

Event Details

September 1st, 2018, 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Alvar d'Aylmer (Aylmer), Quebec
Inventories and Monitoring

NCC is looking for proactive volunteers with an interest in nature to join a stewardship committee in charge of surveillance and long-term ecological monitoring of the Aylmer Alvar.

Note:  Ongoing registration until September 2018. The date of the event is simply the deadline for expressing your interest in joining the committee. After that date, the NCC Outaouais team will connect with volunteers to choose a convenient date and location for the first information session.

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About Alvar d’Aylmer (Aylmer)

Alvars have been identified as an ecosystem essential to the conservation of biodiversity in the Ottawa Valley natural area. The Aylmer area holds the record of having first discovered alvar landscapes in Quebec in 1992. With a sprawling alvar complex of 43 hectares (106 ac.), distributed across 6 sectors, the site supports rare and diverse species such as the eastern whip-poor-will, milksnake and the endangered monarch butterfly. However, the presence of residential developments and illicit uses make it vulnerable to habitat fragmentation, threatening the stability of this globally rare natural environment.

What you will be doing

The role of the members of the stewardship committee will be explained during the information session (date and location to be determined). Participants will be introduced to NCC's stewardship activities, such as surveillance of protected properties and monitoring of rare species and their habitats.

Why you will love it

The properties protected by NCC contain exceptional ecosystems and natural habitats for flora and wildlife. This is an opportunity to contribute to the conservation of these natural ecosystems by monitoring sensitive areas and biological targets. Learn to identify significant species of the region through field trips, and discover for yourself the natural jewels of the Ottawa Valley!


Contact Lucie Veillette: lucie.veillette@conservationdelanature.ca

Please Note

The stewardship committee is active all year long. Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. We will contact you about the information session to be held a weekday evening in June.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Close-toed footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layered clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Raingear
  • Water
  • Sun screen lotion
  • Insect repellent