Lac Saint-François

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Lac Saint-François

  • Country: 
    Canada
  • Site number: 
    361
  • Area: 
    2,310 ha
  • Designation date: 
    27-05-1987
  • Coordinates: 
    45°02'N 74°29'W
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Overview

Lac Saint-François. 27/05/87; Québec; 2,310 ha; 45°02'N 074°29'W. National Wildlife Area. One of the largest remaining areas of shoreline marsh not directly modified. Sharing the border with the USA, the site includes a shallow freshwater lake, rivers, streams, ponds and flooded woodland, with mature forest on elevated land. The vegetation of the area includes 40 species rare in Quebec and Canada. There is a rich fauna of mammals, reptiles and amphibians, while over 75 species of fish inhabit the waters. Breeding and staging waterbirds include several species of ducks. Ramsar site no. 361. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

Administrative region: 
Quebec

  • National legal designation: 
    • national wildlife area
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2001

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