Station Manager:
Jean-Philippe Messier

STATION NAME AND OWNER

Uapishka research Station. Owned by the Pessamit Innu Council and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Manicouagan-Uapishka.

LOCATION

The Station is located in Québec, Canada, region 09 (North-Shore-Manicouagan). Provincial protected Area (IUCN Category II). The Station is located on the shore of one of the largest lake-reservoir of Québec and at the foot of the Uapishka mountain range (thirty peaks over 1000 meters). The range is the sixth largest for its altitude and the third largest alpine area in Quebec.

BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

The Station is located at the hearth of the BorealNorthern, from Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind.... More forest (large homogeneous black spruce forests, where caribous, black bears, wolves and all typical animals from the boreal could be encountered), in the largest protected natural area of this type in Quebec, within the traditional ancestral territory (Nitassinan) of the Pessamit Innus and a territory designated by UNESCO. As well, the Station is built right on the shore of the Manicouagan lake, formed about 214 million years ago by the impact of a major meteorite. With a diameter of about 100 kilometers, the Manicouagan Astrobleme is the fourth largest crater in the world.

HISTORY AND FACILITIES

Established in 2016, the station has a capacity of 42 in individual rooms, double rooms, dorms and chalet. It has a commercial kitchen and offers full year accommodation and restauration services.

GENERAL RESEARCH AND DATABASES

Natural sciences, climate changeAccording to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, climate change is change in the climate of the whole Earth or a region of the Earth that is believed... More, traditional knowledge.

HUMAN DIMENSION

The nearest communities are Baie-Comeau (336 km south – 23 000 inhabitants) and Fermont (225 km North – 2500 inhabitants). There is also an Innu community (IndigenousBelonging to a certain place. Indigenous people are distinct ethnic groups that have historic connections to people who lived in a territory prior to the area being colonized or coming... More community – 390 km south west – 4500)

ACCESS

The Uapishka Station is accessible in all seasons from Baie-Comeau by Route 389 (336km – 4,5 hrs drive), followed by a two-kilometer managed forest road. There is an airport in Baie-Comeau, connecting to Montréal and so any world destination.

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