TerraHumana Solutions is helping the Comité pour la conservation des boisés du chemin Saint-Bernard
to a protect natural space in the municipality of Châteauguay
TerraHumana Solutions is pleased to be working on a new project helping citizens protect a natural space targeted for a residential development project that will include 290 detached, semi-detached, and contiguous single-family housing units in Châteauguay. The Comité pour la conservation des boisés du chemin Saint-Bernard is a grassroots organization of local concerned citizens who do not want to see the destruction of this natural space in their community. According to Chantal Payant, a member of the citizens' group, working to protect and preserve this wooded area is a challenge. The Legacy Fund for the Environment, first contacted by Mrs. Payant, was the organization that referred TerraHumana Solutions to assist in conducting fauna and flora surveys. Three site visits have been conducted since mid-May. "Within this short amount of time, we inventoried many species at risk, including a Threatened migratory bird (protected under Canada's Species at Risk Act or SARA)," says Dr. Isabelle-Anne Bisson. This ecological field study will be winding down with a bat survey conducted at the beginning of July, as this is an optimal time to study bats.
So many other grassroots organizations like this group are passionate and steadfast; their hard work and dedication hold all the qualities essential to this project's success. "Several communities are losing natural spaces inappropriately deemed not valuable ecologically. And like so many natural spaces in Quebec, the protection of this beautiful, wooded wetland in Châteauguay falls on the shoulders of citizens and grassroots organizations. Unfortunately, our federal and provincial government agents responsible for protecting our environment are simply too inundated," says Dr. Isabelle-Anne Bisson. The ongoing leadership and passion of the Comité pour la conservation des boisés du chemin Saint-Bernard are contributing to the well-being and quality of life for the residents of Châteauguay and all species that live and breed there.
About TerraHumana Solutions
TerraHumana Solutions is a consulting firm, which specializes in helping community and business leaders to find sustainable solutions to environmental and social issues. Our approach is simple - we listen. Bringing 20 years of international experience in natural resource sciences, strategy, project conception, and management, we can find the right strategic approach for you. At TerraHumana Solutions, we contribute to informed decision-making on community and business engagement projects, and conservation projects with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.
For more information, please contact:
Isabelle-Anne Bisson, PhD.
+1 514 654-7835