La Mauricie National Park
Climate Change and How It Effects The Park
Where is it?
The park is located in Quebec and it is near Shawinigan, in the Laurentian Mountains. It takes over the southern part of of the Canadian Shield and this land mass connects to the St. Lawrence Valley.
Park Coordinates: 46.83°N, 73.00°W
Address: Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc , QC G0X 1N0
Ecozone: Boreal Shield
Activities with the Naturalists
The Naturalists take the visitors out to explore the park and the different sites they can see.
The Staff teaches the visitors about the different animals and species in the area, how to protect the territories and passes the grant for a free pass to be able to go anywhere you would like in the park for the secondary visitors.
Another way to learn more about the culture and natural features of the park by yourself or with a friend.
Spring: +4.0 to +19.0
Summer: -7.0 to +10.0
Fall: -8.0 to +9.0
Winter: +6.0 to +28.0
Acid Rains To Rise
Most lakes in La Maurice National Park are acidic or neutral with pH ranges between 4.1 to 7.0. (Parks Canada, 1996), the acid rain is a big concern to the park’s ecosystems. Climate change will most likely make the acidic depositions worse than they already are.
The rise in acid rain will:
- Alter transport trajectories
- Change deposition patterns of acidifying gases
- Harm many of the fish/or other species that live in the lakes
- Some species will benefit from the increase in heat
- A longer summer season may lengthen the tourist season
- May raise hindering ungulate access to browse the area
- The hibernation period for bear may be shortened
- The season for winter activities will be reduced
- If more people come, more precautions need to be taken to protect the visitors and the park
- Landslides in marine clay areas may become more prominent