Conserving and restoring ecosystems

La Mauricie National Park

Ecological restoration is a process that helps restore an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged or destroyed. It is a way of slowing down, stopping or even reversing the degradation of ecosystems.

Why restore La Mauricie National Park?

We tend to think of national parks as pristine areas, protected from outside influences by their boundaries. The reality, however, is very different.

Before 1970, the forest and lakes of La Mauricie National Park were affected by decades of logging, log driving and fishing. Logging, building dams, introducing new species of fish and even preventing forest fires have had impacts on ecosystems that are still felt today.

A man wearing a protective helmet attaches a chain around a log.

Aquatic restoration

Learn how removing logs and old dams can help restore lakes and waterways to habitats that are rich in biodiversity.

Two men in protective uniforms light a fire in the forest using a manual device.

Forest restoration

Did you know that fire contributes to the health and biodiversity of forests? See how we manage this important ecological process safely.

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