Commission indépendante sur les caribous forestiers et montagnards
The final report is available here. (Available in French only)
The consultation document is an important tool that explains the current situation. It will serve as food for thought, and will help the general public to consider the concerns and issues and formulate recommendations.
It also explains the two theoretical, hypothetical scenarios prepared by the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP), on which the Commission wishes to consult the population and stakeholders.
These scenarios present substantially distinctive visions, and are two of many possible options. Participants may therefore propose other alternative or middle-ground solutions for caribou habitat management, especially those that will achieve a balance between the measures implemented and their social and economic impacts.
Action plans and strategies
- Analysis report on the inclusion of the woodland caribou habitat development guidelines (2013) in the territorial plan (Available in French only)
- Implementation solutions for the woodland caribou habitat development guidelines (Available in French only)
- Government action plan, preparation of the Woodland and Mountain Caribou Strategy (Available in French only)
- Plan for the development of the caribou wildlife site south of Val-d’Or (Available in French only)
- Interim measures for the management of woodland caribou habitat (2019-2023) - Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (Available in French only)
Monitoring of woodland and mountain caribou populations
- The MFFP’s population monitoring system (Available in French only)
- Inventory reports (Available in French only)
- Action plans, government development plans and documents produced by the restoration team (Gaspésie mountain caribou) (Available in French only)
- Documents produced by the restoration team (woodland caribou) (Available in French only)
- Literature review: Factors underlying the decline of woodland caribou populations and the Gaspésie mountain caribou population (full document Available in French only) (summary document - Available in English)
- Retombées économiques - secteur forestier / Bureau de mise en marché des bois (Available in French only)
The following shapefiles (file format for geographic information systems and file format for Google Earth) are available for people who are interested :
- Range of boreal caribou populations and mountain caribou population in Gaspésie - 2020 (last posted on April 1, 2022)
- Theoretical and hypothetical scenarios under review by the Commission indépendante sur les caribous forestiers et montagnards (last posted on April 1, 2022)
Important note from the ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs: The data contained in these files could be updated at any time without notice. We invite you to check if your version is up to date.