Covering 260 hectares, the section of the Boisé Du Tremblay belonging to the City of Longueuil is the largest nature park in the city. Unique in the region, this natural environment is home to a wide variety of plants and wildlife, including the chorus frog.
For the past 10 or so years, the City of Longueuil has been working to protect the Boisé Du Tremblay and its rich ecosystem. The City will soon establish a wildlife sanctuary in collaboration with the Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks.
The City of Longueuil wishes to promote the Boisé Du Tremblay and make it more accessible to citizens. The City has invested 2.25 million dollars to initiate a development program. The work completed so far includes the construction of trails that bring citizens closer to the plants and wildlife, as well as boardwalks and observation points that allow everyone to enjoy this exceptional natural environment. People can also learn about the richness of the Boisé Du Tremblay thanks to information panels. Public access is also now available via Vauquelin Boulevard, or chemin Du Tremblay.
The two major ecological preservation acts that have been carried out at the Boisé Du Tremblay, executed in parallel by the cities of Boucherville and Longueuil, are the direct result of the chorus frog’s presence on this territory.