Forest Management

Our Forests

The Pontiac MRC forestry department is a dynamic and experienced team with a wide ranging mandate and is involved in most of the Pontiac MRC’s forestry files. This requires ongoing cooperation with citizens, elected officials and several other partners. This service is therefore a primary meeting place for all individuals connected to the forestry sector. 

Here is an overview of the files in which the forest service is involved.

For any questions related to MRC Pontiac’s Forest Management Services, contact Jason Durand, Director of Territory (Forests) at (819) 648-5689, ext. 219 or email: j.durand@mrcpontiac.qc.ca.

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Public Forests

  • Consolidation of the forest industry;
  • Maintenance of public forest roads forming part of the strategic road network;
  • Delegated MRC for the management of the sustainable forest management program (PADF) for the Outaouais region;
  • Ensures the smooth operation of the Table régionale de gestion intégrée des ressources et du territoire de l’Outaouais (TRGIRTO);
  • Public consultations on forest management plans.

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Shared Municipal Territory (TPI)*

  • Planning forest management projects on TPI, management and follow-up of harvest operations
  • Contracts for forest harvesting, timber marking, and fire road construction
  • Management of cottage and commercial leases
  • Management of land files (naked possession, unlawful occupation, etc.)
  • Daily management of public requests and concerns regarding TPI
  • Management of public consultations
  • Identification of property lines with landowners adjacent to TPI
  • Multi-resource advisory committee
  • Regional and provincial TPI committee
  • Other management projects

* Applies only to the TPI’s residual forests, or 9,441 hectares (less than 5%) of the total TPI area, most of which is concentrated in the Otter Lake and Alleyn-et-Cawood areas.

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Private Forests

  • Support for municipalities with respect to municipal regulation of logging in private forests
  • Partner with the agence de mise en valeur des forêts privées de l’Outaouais [Outaouais private forests enhancement agency] (administrative committee, board of directors and other ad hoc committees)
  • Partner with the Pontiac Wood Producers Association to accredit forest contractors for improving forest practices in private forests

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Development, education, awareness and cooperation

  • Raise awareness and educate citizens, elected officials, and partners on forest issues;
  • Organize the Journée des arbres et des forêts du Pontiac (trees and forest day)
  • Encourage cooperation among various partners;
  • Provide services to meet occasional requests from various partners using forests in the MRC territory;
  • Parcitipate in socio-economic development activities.

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Major forest service partners

  • Agence de mise en valeur des forêts privées de l’Outaouais  [Outaouais private forests enhancement agency]
  • Associations de villégiateurs [cottagers’ association]
  • Office of the MNA for Pontiac
  • Snowmobilers club
  • Table régionale de gestion intégrée des ressources et du territoire public de l’Outaouais 
  • Groupement forestier du Pontiac
  • Forestry contractors
  • Environmental groups
  • Forest industry
  • Ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Forêts (MRNF) [Quebec Natural Resources and Forests Ministry]
  • Ministère de l’Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs (MELCCFP) [Quebec Environment, Fight against Climate Change, Wildlife and Parks Ministry]
  • Adjacent MRCs
  • Office des producteurs de bois du Pontiac [Pontiac wood producers association]
  • Tourist organizations
  • First Nations groups

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Documents

TERRITOIRE DU DOMAINE PRIVÉ

TERRITOIRE DU DOMAINE PRIVÉ

TERRITOIRE PUBLIC INTRAMUNICIPAL (TPI)

CALCUL DES POSSIBILITÉS FORESTIÈRES

PLAN D'AMÉNAGEMENT

PLAN D’AMÉNAGEMENT FORESTIER INTÉGRÉ OPÉRATIONNEL (PAFIO)

PLAN D’AMÉNAGEMENT FORESTIER INTÉGRÉ TACTIQUE (PAFIT)

CARTE INTERACTIVE AVEC LES USAGES FORESTIERS ET TPI

TERRITORY OF THE PRIVATE DOMAIN

SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

TERRITOIRE PUBLIC INTRAMUNICIPAL (TPI)

CALCULATIONS OF FORESTRY OPPORTUNITIES

DEVELOPMENT PLAN

OPERATIONAL INTEGRATED FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN (PAFIO)

TACTICAL INTEGRATED FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN (PAFIT)

INTERACTIVE MAP WITH FOREST USES AND TPI

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