Brome Lake fauna

RBL, in a collaborative effort with researchers and biologists, has carried out an important study of the fauna in the Brome Lake area. This study has provided a detailed inventory of the fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians which populate the tributaries and the lake's eight wetlands: Quilliams, Mc Laughlin (Tiffany), Argyll, Coldbrook, Pearson (Parc Eugène) and Inverness brooks, the Yamaska river (at the lake outlet) and Mill Pond.

These inventories are part of the framework approach for the protection and conservation of the Brome Lake wetlands that RBL has proposed. Together they play an important role for the quality of the lake's water as well as sheltering an animal biodiversity and rich and important vegetation for the sound functioning of the ecosystem. 

To our knowledge, these inventories are the first to have taken place in the Brome Lake wetlands which, we hope, will also permit us to identify precarious, rare and threatened species.  
While waiting for the results, here are a few photos which were taken during our inventory work.


Status: Designated as being of Special Concern at the national level by the federal government, it is the largest fresh water turtle in Canada. During the inventories, it was captured in most of the Brome Lake tributaries. The average weight of this turtle is between 4.5 and 16 kg.





Mené d’herbe (Notropis bifrenatus)


Shiners (Notropis bifrenatus) : Another species designated as being of Special Concern in Quebec and registered on the list of the law on species in peril in Canada. The shiner is a small fish with a slim body with a black lateral band which extends from head to tail. It was found in two Brome Lake tributaries, Pearson and Coldbrook.