Removal of log driving in the littoral and riparian zones of basin 1 at Wapizagonke Lake, La Mauricie National Park, Quebec

Presently protected, the territory of La Mauricie National Park still bears the marks of past logging activities. Indeed, the accumulation of logs continues to affect the park's ecosystems today. To contribute to the improvement of the ecological integrity of the territory, Parks Canada set up a program to restore aquatic ecosystems in 2004. The current project focuses on the 42-hectare Wapizagonke Lake Basin 1 located in the Saint-Mathieu sector. The removal of logs from the log drive and accumulated in the littoral (0 to 3 meters) and riparian zones is a planned activity of the project. The presence of logs leads, among other things, to excessive sedimentation in these areas, which degrades the quality of the habitat for the brook trout population of Wapizagonke Lake. A site visit estimated that nearly 1200 logs will be removed from the lake. This number could be increased during low water periods. The completion of all the work is planned by September 15, 2022. This project will be evaluated with a basic impact assessment. 

Latest update

June 23, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from May 24 to June 23, 2022 - May 24, 2022


La Mauricie National Park
702, 5e rue de la Pointe
Shawinigan, Quebec G9N 1E9
Telephone: 819-538-3232 or 1-888-773-8888
Fax: 819-536-3661

  • Location

    • La Mauricie National Park (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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