Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Food forest development at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Bagotville

April 4, 2023 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, the Department of National Defence is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by April 24, 2023 to:
Michel Lajoie, Wing Environment Officer, 3 Wing / CFB Bagotville
Mailing Address:  Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, PO Box 5000
Alouette, Quebec, Canada, G0V 1A0

The Proposed Project

This project involves work execution as well as labour supply, materials and tools necessary for a food forest development with an approximate 3 200 m2 area , near the CFB Bagotville residential neighborhood. The project approximate duration is 5 years and it includes: soil scarification, excavation, levelling and backfilling; The construction of a gazebo on a concrete slab and an entrance arch; a 40-foot-long container installation; others equipment installation such as picnic table, park bench and culture trays; the plantation of fruit trees and shrubs as well as various edible plants; pedestrian path development and finally, trenches digging for water and electricity connections. Excavated soils will be reused to backfill trenches and excess quantities will be disposed off-site.

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