Grand Marais de Bristol Stewardship Committee

Event Details

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

Grand Marais du Bristol (Gatineau), 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 NCC’s properties in the Grand marais de Bristol area.

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

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About Grand Marais du Bristol (Gatineau)

This 1,104 hectare (2,730 ac.) property is roughly 80 km west of the Town of Gatineau, along the base of the Ottawa river and across from the Town of Arnprior. Made up of river shores, inland marshes, open alvars and mixed forests, this area’s wide habitat range attracts many at-risk species, including the eastern ribbon snake, tricolored bat, Blanding’s turtle and the endangered butternut tree.

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:

Please Note

The Grand marais de Bristol Stewardship Committee is active all 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. Ticks may be present in the area.

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