Artificial wood turtle nest site creation in Shewenegan Picnic area

A 7.0 x 9.0-metre turtles nesting  site will be created on a bank adjacent to Shewenegan Pond. The organic soil present on this surface will be removed using motorized equipment. A geotextile will be put in place once the organic soil is removed to prevent vegetation regrowth. A minimum thickness of 30 cm of sand and gravel with a diameter of less than 20 mm will be added above the geotextile over the entire area to provide a suitable substrate for turtle nesting. The top and bottom of the bank will remain intact for a length of 2m to prevent visitors from accessing the nesting site and to maintain a buffer zone from the wetland. A mini-excavator and a mini tracked-dumper will be used to carry out this work.

Latest update

January 24, 2020 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



La Mauricie National Park
702, 5e rue de la Pointe
Shawinigan, Quebec G9N 1E9
Telephone: 819-538-3232 or 1-888-773-8888
Fax: 819-536-3661

  • Location

    • La Mauricie National Park (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

Date modified: