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Logging on Public Lands

Logging on Public Lands

August 25, 2021

Québec Maple Syrup Producers (QMSP) raises the alarm about the serious impacts of the Québec Timber Production Strategy. Introduced last December by the Ministre des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP), the policy has devastating consequences for maple producers on public lands and the future of the maple industry in general.

What we are asking for:

  1. Half of production still undeveloped is on public land. If we do not protect this wealth, we will lose our world leadership.
  2. Maple production depends on healthy forest management. QMSP advocates for a best-practices approach that results in a win-win situation for all.
  3. QMSP is pleading with MFFP to adopt more intelligent and sustainable forest management practices. Maple producers are perfectly placed to conduct the planning and execution of silvicultural work as well as the processing and sale of the timber resource. 

With logging due to begin this fall, QMSP is pressing for changes before too much damage is done. 

 

Chronology of the taken actionS

December 17, 2020

Communiqué : Québec Maple Syrup Producers Outraged by Announcement from Minister Pierre Dufour

February 11, 2021

Communiqué : Québec needs 168 Million Taps by 2080 and a Silvicultural Approach that respects the Forest Capital of our Sugar Bush

August 25, 2021

 

Nombre d’entreprises, d’entailles sur terres privées, sur terres publiques et de contingent détenu par syndicat régional au Québec en 2020, en production

Statut de production des entreprises au Québec en 2020