Management Plan

CONCLUSION

The conservation priorities outlined above were established on the basis of the knowledge currently available on Grosse Île’s natural resources, and especially on the surveys of plant life that have been conducted on the island. Accordingly, these priorities are subject to future changes as additional knowledge becomes available.

At the time of publication of the management plan (2001), conservation priority I was chiefly associated with the shoreline, because the populations of 14 species of rare plants are found throughout this area. For the most part, mature plant communities in the western and northwestern tips of the island represent conservation priority II, whereas wetlands correspond primarily to priority III. Priority IV areas are located in inhabited sectors or areas that have been disturbed by human activity.

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Appendix 2: Conservation priorities for Grosse Île natural resources

Methodology
Natural resources evaluation criteria
Conservation priorities
Definition of categories of conservation priority
Conclusion