By Bird Bouchard
A local group with an emphasis on the protection and enhancement of the Ascot-Lennox Woodland is set to hit a new milestone in a few months by adopting a conservation plan.
On April 26, the Association for the protection and enhancement of the Boisé Ascot-Lennox
(APVBAL) held its annual general meeting at École Internationale du Phare. The association shared some goals for 2023 while announcing a conservation plan set to be released by June 30, thanks to financial assistance from the Fondation de la faune du Québec.
Association President Matthieu Vinette said the conservation plan will be a milestone as it will make it possible to paint a portrait of the territory, set conservation targets and identify threats and the factors leading to pressure on the natural environment.
“It will allow us to say we don’t just think the forest is important, but rather show it’s been evaluated by experts who know the eco-systemic value of it,” he said. “The forest needs to be protected.”