Outaouais population invited to participate in Forestry public consultation
The public has until February 15 to submit suggestions, comments and concerns
Article published on 4 February 2022
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Outaouais residents have until February 15, 2022, to participate in a public consultation outlining potential new intervention sectors, as well as new roads and infrastructures across the Outaouais that would be suitable for development under the plans d’aménagement forestier intégré opérationnels (PAFIO) de l’Outaouais.

Commercial forestry work could be carried out as early at April 2022 near and around the following municipalities and territories (the MRC Pontiac municipalities are in bold and the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais municipalities are in italic).

Alleyn-et-Cawood
Aumond
Blue Sea
Boileau
Bouchette
Bowman
Bristol
Cayamant
Chénéville
Chichester
Déléage
Denholm
Duhamel
Egan-Sud
Gracefield
Grand-Remous
Kazabazua
La Pêche
Lac-des-Plages
Lac-Sainte-Marie
Lac-Simon
L’Ange-Gardien
L’Isle-aux-Allumettes
Litchfield
Low
Maniwaki
Mansfield-et-Pontefract
Mayo
Messines
Montcerf-Lytton
Montpellier
Mulgrave-et-Derry
Namur
Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette
Otter Lake
Pontiac
Rapide-des-Joachims
Ripon
Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk
Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau
Sheenboro
Thorne
Val-des-Bois
Val-des-Monts
Waltham

The map identifying the potential locations is available here.

The areas on the map marked « travaux commerciaux », includes wood harvesting.

Those interested can consult the various documents and submit their comments online until February 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., using the georeferenced form integrated into the interactive map.

The Ministère will hold a virtual information session (Wednesday, February 2, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Register at www.trgirto.ca before February 1 at noon) where it will be specified how to submit comments and concerns online, as well as where to identify potential sectors of intervention (SIP) presented in public consultation. A question period will end the activity. Interested persons must complete the participation form at www.trgirto.ca. An Internet link and instructions will then be sent to them by email.

People who do not have access to the internet or who wish to obtain more information should contact ConsultationpafiOutaouais mffp.gouv.qc.ca by email or leave a voice message at 819 246-4827, extension 375. A representative will respond to voicemails and emails within two business days.

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