Fire specialists have planned prescribed fires for this spring and fall. Prescribed fires help to restore healthy forests, enhance habitat for wildlife and reduce the risk of wildfire.

These prescribed fires will go ahead only if weather and forest conditions permit it. The public will be advised once the dates are set.

Lac en Coeur prescribed fire

Date: Spring/Summer
Size: 982 ha
Location: North of Parkway, between Écarté and Soumire Lakes.
Additional details: The Lac en Coeur prescribed fire aims to restore and maintain the diversity of the forest mosaic and to restore a dynamic and self-sufficient pine forest.

Shewenegan Triangle prescribed fire

Date: Spring
Size: 200 ha
Location: Southwestern part of the park, near the Saint-Mathieu entrance.
Additional details:The Shewenegan Triangle prescribed fire aims to maintain and enhance the presence of white pine in La Mauricie’s landscape where data has shown those species are not currently regenerating well.

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