Fines will be given
site projetee Michael Dunn”.
This reserve, which covers a territory of 117.6 hectares, is bordered to the south by the American-Canadian border and to the west by the shores of Lake Memphremagog facing Province Island. The reserve is an important natural environment in the region which will benefit the entire Quebec population. On the site, a 70 year-old stand of hemlock can be found. Towering white pines and hardwood stands, where we find many important species, are also on the land.
Following the official designation of this protected area, the usage foreseen in the conservation plan of this biodiversity reserve is in effect. The regulations of use aim to preserve the natural characteristics of this protected area, frame the activities that are allowed and those that are not. Unless authorized by the ministry responsible, the following activities are not allowed on the Dunn property: the use of motorized or mechanical vehicles, including bicycles; hunting, fishing or trapping; burying, terracing, removing or moving surface material, or any harvesting, cutting or destruction of vegetable growth. The occasional picking of berries or mushrooms for personal youth is allowed; the dumping, abandoning or depositing of garbage or other wastes; and walking with domestic animals without a leash.
For now, it is not permitted to camp or light fires on the territory. Eventually, these activities might be allowed in certain locations landscaped for this and only after proper signage has been installed.
Anyone who is caught on the property carrying out any of the above restrictions will be fined a minimum of $500. The conservation plan of this site can be found at the Environment Ministry’s website.