WM

Lieu d'enfouissement de Saint-Nicéphore

Drummondville, Quebec, Canada

Certified through 2022

Project Name
Project Type
Trees Plantation in the Northern Sector
Forest
About the Program
Waste Management’s landfill site is located in Quebec, northeast of Montreal, and provides over 40 acres of conservation projects, making an effort to reforest and revegetate bare areas and improve the quality of the site’s habitat for wildlife. Since its inception in 2010, the program seeks to connect forested areas on the property, reduce the transportation of sedimentation outside of its property and overall limit its ecological footprint. During this time, more than 100,000 trees and shrubs have been planted on the property. The program collaborates closely with GARAF, a program of the Drummondville schoolboard commission, with over 800 students involved. GARAF’s management and monitoring efforts are integral to the program, carrying out yearly surveys to determine tree survivorship and detailed information on the trees, documenting invasive species and the overall state of the managed forest.
 
Practices & Impacts
  • Based on annual monitoring which takes place in April, management activities are prioritized and implemented between May and November. This includes the replacement of trees and shrubs that didn't survive, as well as 3,000 trees planted each year. Prior to the project, there were less than 5 trees or shrubs per acre. Interventions have increased this ratio to 1,147 trees per acre with a total of 9,182 trees or shrubs on 8 acres. The vegetated surface is growing well and the trees are in excellent condition, with a survival rate of over 90%.

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