Client: Conseil régional de l’environnement de la Gaspésie et
Area of intervention: Land use and local development
Services: Research, Analysis and diagnosis
Researcher: Jean-Daniel Glazer Allard
In 2012, the Conseil régional de l’environnement de la Gaspésie et des Îles-de-la-Madeleine (CREGÎM) mandated CIRADD to undertake a project to acquire knowledge necessary to make enhancements to Pointe-au-Maquereau. The first part focused on a characterization of the site and the taking of an inventory of the plant and animal species present on the site in order to anticipate the impacts of potential projects to enhance the site. The second focused on the population’s perception of the different design options in order to determine the type of facility most likely to meet the expectations and needs of the population. CIRADD carried out a consultation with the citizens of the municipalities located near Pointe-au-Maquereau through a survey aimed at determining the public’s perception of the development of this territory.
Given the potential of the site, results demonstrated that there was interest in the idea of developing Pointe-au-Maquereau and that respondents were favorable to a form of development incorporating soft infrastructure.
This study served as the basis for actions aimed at the responsible and sustainable development of Pointe-au-Maquereau.