Le Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre

Montagne du Diable regional park _Ferme-Neuve

2010-2013

Client

Parc Montagne du Diable corporation and Antoine-Labelle MRC

Environmental and sustainable benefits

  • Protection of natural habitats
  • Social responsability
  • Health and well-being
  • Quicker approvals time for permits (MELCC, etc.)

As part of the creation of the Montagne du Diable regional Park, the Corporation du Parc Montagne du Diable mandated the Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre to carry out its master plan to guide the development and management of the territory by favoring a sustainable and environmental approach.

The Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre's multidisciplinary team consulted all the studies, reports and regional orientations to describe the territory and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the area, both in terms of the natural environment and the activities that take place there. All stakeholders using the territory as well as the various levels of government regulating the uses were consulted during the evening brainstorming session or individually. The Group facilitated these meetings by orienting them around the development of the park and its preservation.

A zoning delimiting the various zones of use has been proposed by elaborating on their vocation, the privileged activities and the installations to maintain and improve. We then planned in the development sectors, innovative types of accommodation, the services to be installed and the complementary activities. The development and management plan is tinged with the mysterious theme of the park from the desires of the local population. The planning proposals were made taking care to maintain the balance between the pressure of use and the protection of the natural environment.

All the actions proposed in the report guiding park managers were phased and budgeted in a five-year action plan.

Following the report, a very positive public consultation helped to consolidate the master plan and the orientations of the MRC in the recreational vocation of the park territory.