Brome-Missisquoi is an apple- growing and wine-producing region of exceptional landscapes. Delimited to the south by the U.S. border and to the north by the Eastern Townships Autoroute (A-10), the region comprises more than twenty municipalities including Bedford, Bromont, Cowansville, Dunham, Farnham, Lac-Brome and Sutton.

Located between the St. Lawrence plain and the Appalachian Mountains, the region has a strong agritourism and recreational tourism potential. To the east, the forest occupies a very large part of the territory, while the west is more agricultural. Mountains, lakes and rivers attract fans of outdoor activities in summer and winter alike. On foot, on snowshoe, by bicycle or by kayak, you can observe birds in peace and quiet in the heart of nature.

Great Blue Heron in a snowy November. Photo credit Jean-Jacques Lombard.

 

The region has a varied topography, an interesting forest cover (mostly hardwood), numerous water bodies, and an abundance of wetlands. As one of the southernmost regions of the province, its microclimates and its moderate subhumid and continental climate make it the mildest region in Quebec.

Because of its ecological characteristics, Brome-Missisquoi is one of the regions of Quebec with the largest number of breeding and visiting bird species, despite the general decline in bird populations and the great vulnerability of certain species as a result of pollution, habitat destruction and fragmentation, as well as certain agricultural practices (chemicals, intensive farming, repeated hay cuts).

We would like to highlight the work of certain groups such as the Appalachian Corridor (ACA), the Groupe de réflexion et d’action pour le paysage et le patrimoine (GRAPP), and the Fondation des terres du Lac Brome, which work to preserve the natural environments of our territory and with which COBM collaborates.

Sitography
Report by the Service de gestion du territoire MRC Brome-Missisquoi, presented within the pilot project  Plan de développement de la zone agricole (PZDA) de Brome-Missisquoi,  Oct 2010: https://mrcbm.qc.ca/common/documentsContenu/amen_grandsdossiers_PDZAFinal.pdf

Les Oiseaux du Québec: https://www.oiseauxqc.org/listeregionale.jsp?region=caqc17

Atlas des oiseaux nicheurs du Québec, Listes régionales: https://www.atlas-oiseaux.qc.ca/donneesqc/codes.jsp?lang=fr&pg=region&reg=12

Sites on the MRC of Brome-Missisquoi: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brome-Missisquoi https://www.brome-missisquoi.ca/
https://mrcbm.qc.ca/fr/