Ortona Firing Range Recapitalization - Valcartier Military Base

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project. The Ortona firing range was closed because parts of the steel bullet traps are exposed due to erosion. The exposed metal surfaces pose a ricochet hazard and, as a result, are dangerous for users. The work consists of removing the steel bullet traps, building new ones out of wood, partially decontaminating and recontouring the stop butt, and building a new marker's gallery at a lower elevation so that bullets stop in the bullet traps during close fires.

Latest update

August 18, 2023— The Department of National Defence issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - August 18, 2023
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - June 5, 2023


Department of National Defence
Étienne Boulanger-Dumont, Project Manager, Real Property Operations Detachment Valcartier
Real Property Operations Unit Quebec, Detachment Valcartier
Post Office Box 1000 Station Forces
Courcelette, Quebec G0A 4Z0
Email: etienne.boulanger-dumont@forces.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Valcartier Military Base (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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