Shoreline stabilization in Cap-Saint-Jacques

Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Montréal

In Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park, in the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro on the west side of Montreal, there is a large piece of land that is home to a 200-year-old house. From the start of our analysis, we were very sensitive in our approach to working in this incredible outdoor environment.

In addition to drawing up the plans and estimates, we obtained authorization from the City of Montreal and the Ministère de la Faune, des Forêts et des Parcs. After the plans were approved, we supervised the work to ensure that the project met relevant authorities’ standards.

We worked with Aubier Environnement to employ a hybrid stabilization technique that involved laying down interlocking plant-covered stones, stabilizing the top of the embankment with a biodegradable trellis, and planting native shrubbery.  

In a few years, the vegetation planted will cover the entire shore and provide a habitat for the flora and fauna of Cap Saint-Jacques Nature Park.