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Logistic Support

If you have any questions or if you would like to express interest regarding research domains and the territory under study, funding opportunities or the Uapishka Station’s research logistical support, please contact Vincent Bussières, Senior Project Manager, by email at​ or by phone at 418-296-1517, extension 1008. 

Research authorization

Processus pour l’obtention d’un permis de recherche

The process to obtain research authorization depends on the territory. If necessary, do not hesitate to refer to the interactive map of the Uapishka Station sector.

Uapishka Biodiversity Reserve

Research activities are authorized on the territory of a biodiversity reserve where they are not likely to cause substantial damage or disturbance to the natural environment” In addition, no permit is required for research activities such as botanical inventories or ornithology activities if there are under fifteen people on site.

The research activities requiring authorization are the following:

  • “Research activities requiring small-scale sampling or soil work”)

  • “[Research] activities […] likely to directly or significantly damage or disturb the natural environment, in particular because of the nature or size of the samples taken or the invasive character of the method or process used […]”

  • Research activities such as botanical inventories or ornithology activities requiring a team of more than 15 people present on site at the same time

To obtain authorization, please complete the Application form for authorization for projects carried out in an aquatic or biodiversity reserve and send it to the regional branch of the Ministère de l'Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs (MELCCFP) (North Shore). For more information, please contact the regional branch (North Shore) of the MELCCFP.

Louis-Babel Ecological Reserve

All the research projects to be conducted in the ecological reserves in Quebec must be previously approved by the MELCCFP.

To obtain authorization, please complete the Application form for authorization for projects carried out in an aquatic or biodiversity reserve available under the “Biodiversity” tab on the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques website and send it to the MELCCFP by email or standard mail at this address:

675 René-Lévesque Est Boulevard
4th floor, Box 21
Québec City, Québec, G1R 5V7

Unorganized territory

No authorization or permit is required.

Rivière et forêt à l'automne

Station altitude

365 m

Geographical coordinates

51°28’10.0″N 68° 14’03.5″W


350 m

Minimum altitude in the study area

Maximum altitude in the study area

1104 m

Distance from the closest cities

Baie-Comeau: 336 km; Fermont: 230 km

Bioclimatic domain

Spruce-moss stand

Vegetation area





Average annual temperature

-2.9 °C

Total annual precipitations (type)

890 mm/year (rain, snow)

Ice break-up

Manicouagan Crater Lake: from May to June

La flore et la faune du territoire de la station

Hosting capacity

Inn: 18 beds | Cabins: 30 beds, 1 conference room, 1 restaurant


Scientific material storage (temporarily unavailable)
Internet connection
Zodiacs (temporarily unavailable)
Procurement service


High season: 10; low season: 3

Number of station employees



Laundry room

Yes; $10 a day

Landing strip


Land transport

By vehicle, along Route 389




Watercraft landing facilities


Vehicles available at the Station (rental)

Snowmobiles, zodiacs (temporarily unavailable)



Research Development

Interested in our work environment?

We continuously review potential candidates for various positions.

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