Public Notices

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QUÉBEC CITY, June 12, 2023 /CNW/ – The Ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Forêts (MRNF) has decided to partially lift the ban on forest access on public lands and road closures announced on June 9, 2023, for reasons of public interest. This decision was taken in conjunction with the Ministère de la Sécurité publique (MSP) and the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU), due in particular to changing weather conditions and SOPFEU’s fire-fighting operations.

This modification takes effect on June 12, 2023, at 10 a.m.

Here’s a map showing the territory affected. The changes to the measure mainly target the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Mauricie, Outaouais, Laurentides and Lanaudière regions.

The ban on forest access on government land and road closures now applies to the following territory:

NORD-DU-QUÉBEC: Jamésie (991), Eeyou Istchee (Waswanipi, Mistissini, Oujé-Bougoumou, Chisasibi, Eastmain, Nemiscau, Waskaganish, Wemindji) (993).

NORTH COAST: Haute-Côte-Nord (95) for its portion north of latitude 49° 15′ and west of longitude 69° 33′, Manicouagan (96) for its portion bounded by the following cardinal points:
68° 56′ O 49° 28′ N
68° 56′ O 49° 47′ N
68° 25′ O 49° 47′ N
68° 25′ O 49° 28′ N

SAGUENAY-LAC-SAINT-JEAN: Maria-Chapdelaine (92) and Le Domaine-du-Roy (91) for their portion north of latitude 49° 04′, Le Fjord-du-Saguenay (942) for its portion north of latitude 49° 15′.

ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE: Témiscamingue (85) for its portion north of latitude 47° 32′ and east of longitude 78° 01′, Rouyn-Noranda (86), Abitibi-Ouest (87), Abitibi (88), La Vallée-de-l’Or (89) for its portion north of latitude 47° 32′.

MAURICIE: La Tuque (90) for its portion west of longitude 74° 31′ to latitude 48° 13′ and for its portion north of latitude 48° 13′.

OUTAOUAIS: Vallée-de-la-Gatineau (83) for its portion north of latitude 47° 24′.

The Ministère would like to remind the public that, at a time when major fires are raging in certain areas of Quebec, the utmost caution is called for. The cooperation of all forest land users is essential to protect our forests and ensure public safety.

Related links : 

For information on changes to the affected area, please consult the Quebec government’s Forest Fire web page, the SOPFEU website and the interactive map Open Forest, or contact Services Québec toll-free at 1-877-644-4545. 

For information on the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Forêts or to learn more about its activities and achievements, visit mrnf.gouv.qc.ca or its social networks:

Information for citizens :

Toll-free telephone number 1 877 644-4545

Information for media mrepresentatives :

Media relations
Ministère des Ressources naturelles
Ressources naturelles et des Forêts
medias@mrnf.gouv.qc.ca

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