QUERTIER DE MONTAGNE

OUR PROMISE

Residents of Via Sauvagia have an opportunity to own an extraordinarily valuable property. And we will do everything we can to protect it. Nothing has been left to chance by the Via Sauvagia developers, from environmental assessment by biologists to wildlife protection.

Reforestation calculator

Via Sauvagia vows to plant a new tree for every tree felled. Follow the progress of the reforestation.
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Protecting the forest

Via Sauvagia was designed to preserve as much forest cover as possible. Seven-metre wide private roads were chosen rather than 15-metre wide public roads. This decision makes the roads practically invisible from a distance, preserving the visual integrity of the mountain and countryside. The same principles were applied to each lot in an effort to preserve as many trees and as much vegetation as possible.

Protecting wetlands

Mont Sauvage boasts a remarkable diversity of wetland ecosystems, including several rivers and streams. There’s a fascinating world to discover -- one that we want to protect. The wetlands offer essential habitat for birds and hundreds of plant and animal species.

These habitats also benefit humans:
  • / they filter and purify surface water;
  • / they reduce erosion and flood risk;
  • / they offset the effects of drought;
  • / they are amazing places for bird watching; and
  • / they absorb and store greenhouse gases.
If forests are the lungs of the planet then wetlands are its kidneys

Respecting the site's natural features

Via Sauvagia yields to the contours of the mountain. Roads run around natural obstacles and construction conforms to the demands of the terrain. The configuration of roads and the location of buildings were planned for the flattest sectors, following the site’s naturally hilly terrain and reducing the need for fill or excavation. The wooded sectors on steeper slopes will be conserved to help limit the risk of soil erosion and aid natural drainage.

Protecting flora and fauna

The presence of many species of mammals and birds attests to the site’s wild and natural state, as does the rich and diverse plant life. A regular environmental follow-up evaluation will minimize the potential impact of development on the site.

Starry skies policy

Following norms established by the International Dark-Sky Association, we have designed the lighting on the Via Sauvagia site to minimize light pollution. Directing lighting downward produces less glare and allows for better star-gazing. Looking up from your home, you’ll be able to spot Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, and the Milky Way, and you’ll be treated to the wonders of the Perseid and Leonid meteor showers.
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