The Mount Royal forest is home to a diverse fauna. The gray squirrel, the chipmunk or the swiss, the groundhog, the raccoon and the striped skunk are the main representatives. Moreover, the presence of the cottontail rabbit and the red fox gives the place a rustic character still appreciated in urban areas.
Several bird species also visit this privileged environment. At different times of the year, we can see buntings, red-winged blackbirds, goldfinches, American crows, American kestrels, common starlings, bobolinks, swallows, back-capped tits, sparrows, mockingbirds, northern orioles, warblers, woodpeckers, killed plovers, tailed blackbirds, white-breasted nuthatches and eastern kingbirds.
Wildlife Management Plan
Sustainable development and natural heritage go hand in hand at the cemetery. It is in this perspective that a wildlife management plan has been adopted. It aims to preserve, develop and enhance the diversity of wildlife that visits the cemetery's territory while limiting the nuisance that some animals may cause due to their abundance or behavior.
Therefore, our management plan has three areas of intervention aimed at maintaining a balance between a place where burial and commemoration activities are held and a place inhabited by wildlife.
- Area 1: Conservation and enhancement of wildlife diversity by respecting and protecting it through all our activities.
- Area 2: Spotlight on our wildlife by creating and distributing informative tools for our workers and visitors.
- Area 3: The management of wildlife issues through interventions to ensure an harmonious coexistence between wildlife and cemetery activities.