FROM JANUARY 6 TO 30, 2021
New forestry activities have been added to the 2018-2023 Operational Integrated Forest Management Plan (PAFIO) for the following management units (UA): 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).
Appointed by the Outaouais MRCs and the City of Gatineau, the MRC Pontiac is mandated by the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks (MFFP), trough the Sustainable Forest Management Program, to organize and conduct this consultation.
From January 6 to January 30, 2021, the MRC Pontiac invites the public to express its concerns regarding the potential new intervention sectors and one infrastructure (forest camp) as part of the 2018-2023 operational integrated forest management plans (PAFIO) for the Coulonge, Lower Lièvre and Upper Gatineau and Cabonga management units.
Content of new activities
Non-commercial forestry operations could be carried out as early as April 2021. This type of work may include site preparation, reforestation, regeneration release, pre-commercial thinning and clearing. Commercial thinning work is also planned in some sectors.
To participate in a virtual information session
In collaboration with the MRC Pontiac, the MFFP will hold two virtual information sessions in which will be specified how to submit comments online as well as the follow-up given to concerns raised during public consultation. A question period from participants will complete the activity.
These two sessions will be held via the Zoom application on:
- Wednesday January 13, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Registration before January 12 at noon
- Thursday January 21, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. - Registration before January 20 at noon
If you are interested in attending one of these information sessions, you must complete the registration form.
An internet link and instructions will then be emailed to you.
TO CONSULT THE PAFIO
You can review PAFIO new activities.
Departmental offices remain closed to clients due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who do not have access to Internet service or who wish to obtain more information should contact Consultationpafi-Outaouais@mffp.gouv.qc.ca or leave a voice message at 819-246-4827, ext. 375. A Ministry representative will respond to voice and e-mail messages within two business days.
TO SUBMIT COMMENTS
You can send your comments using the georeferenced form integrated in the interactive map until January 30, 2021 at 11 h 59 pm.
Or upload a PDF document containing your comments.
Your comments will be forwarded to the Coordinator of the Outaouais Regional Table of Integrated Resources and Land Management (TRGIRTO) who will produce a report for the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks.
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.
Important: If you have never participated in a Public Consultation on the Operational Integrated Forest Management Plan (PAFIO) in the Outaouais region and would like to be informed of upcoming public consultations, please send a request to email@example.com indicating “Please add me to the mailing list” in the email subject line.