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The Outaouais region – Public consultation on forestry activities

Press Release

GATINEAU, QC, March 5, 2018 – From February 26 to March 23, 2018, the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) invites the public to express its opinion on the forestry operations included in the Outaouais Operational Integrated Forest Management Plans 2018-2023 (PAFIO) for the Coulonge (UA 71-51 and 71-52), Basse-Lièvre (UA 72-51) and Haute-Gatineau-et-du-Cabonga (UA 73-51, 73-52 and 74-51) management units.

The plan presents the potential sectors of public land where non-commercial forestry operations such as thinning, cleaning, plantation maintenance and pruning may be carried out in regenerating stands.

The proposed PAFIO includes work that could begin as early as April 2018
on public lands surrounding, among others, the following municipalities

Aumond
Chichester
Grand-Remous
Montcerf-Lytton
Déléage
Rapides-des-Joachims
Cayamant
Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau
Sheenboro
Duhamel
Waltham
Mansfield-et-Pontefract

Lac-des-Plages
Kazabazua
Alleyn-et-Cawood
Lac-Simon
Montpellier
Boileau
Val-des-Bois
Denholm
Mulgrave-et-Derry
Val-des-Monts
Gracefield

The MFFP’s professionals would like to hear any concerns that forest users may have about the planned forestry activities. You are invited to make an appointment with them at 819 246‑4827, ext. 235.

Meetings will take place on weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the following management units:

Basse-Lièvre Management Unit
16, impasse de la Gare-Talon
Gatineau (Québec)  J8T 0B1

Haute-Gatineau-et-du-Cabonga Management Unit
266, rue Notre-Dame, RC 100
Maniwaki (Québec)  J9E 2J8

Coulonge Management Unit
163, chemin de la Chute
Mansfield-et-Pontefract (Québec)  J0X 1R0

In addition, throughout the consultation period, you can access the PAFIO and submit your comments online via the MFFP website at: http://www.mffp.gouv.qc.ca/forets/consultation-amenagement.jsp.

Important: If you have never participated in a consultation held by the MFFP in the Outaouais region and would like to be informed of upcoming public consultations, please send a request to [email protected] indicating “Please add me to the mailing list” in the email subject line.

Please note: The purpose of this consultation is to collect feedback on the proposed forestry plans. It does not allow for the revision of the use of public land or associated rights.

To find out more about the MFFP and its activities and projects, visit mffp.gouv.qc.ca or follow us on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/ForetsFauneParcs
https://twitter.com/MFFP_Quebechttps://twitter.com/MFFP_Quebec

Clémence Bordeleau
Communications Advisor
Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs
Tel.: 819 246-4827, ext. 283
[email protected]

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