Ecological science has come a long way in 50 years. As we now know, large pristine areas are not enough to ensure the long-term survival of animals and plants. Maintaining functioning ecosystems and healthy biodiversity requires a well-connected network of protected areas.
CPAWS-OV has been working closely with multiple other organisations and stakeholders to identify and create ecological corridors on both sides of the Ottawa River. Namely, we are working to connect Gatineau Park to other habitats in the area and are collaborating with Nature Conservancy Canada and other groups to create a corridor linking Plaisance, Oka and Mont-Tremblant National Park.