Fines will be given

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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.

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