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Natural Resources Advisory Committee


Important notice regarding the next NRAC meeting

Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the next Natural Resources Advisory Committee meeting will be held via videoconference through the Zoom digital platform.

The public is invited to attend the question period live. The remainder of the meeting will be held in private session.

To participate, simply click on the link identified below and follow the instruction to access the meeting.


Informations regarding the next meeting will follow shortly.




The Natural Resources Advisory Committee (NRAC) advises Council on provisions of Section 4.15 pertaining to wetlands of the municipal zoning by-law number 636-05.  The Committee provides recommendations to update data concerning the identification of existing wetlands.  It also ensures the implementation of the four (4) principles listed in Article 4.15.5 of the municipal zoning by-law number 636-05 in view of the municipal policy respecting wetlands mitigation measures and the community education initiative.

At Council's request, the Committee:

  • Works in conjunction with developers to prepare mitigation plans and compensation measures for all projects that are likely to impact wetlands;
  • Advises Council on development projects that may have an impact on natural resources;
  • May receive other specific mandates to provide recommendations on matters related to the environment.


Consult the By-law regarding the constitution of the NRAC and the terms of internal governance (French only)


The Committee meets at 7 pm in the basement of the Chelsea Library , located at 100 Chemin d'Old Chelsea, when needed.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings will be held by videoconference.

  • Elected member of council:

    • Pierre Guénard - Committe Chair and District 2 Councillor
  • Members of the community:

    • Michelle Comeau
    • Benoit Delage
    • Jonathan Lamarre-Régnière
    • Gershon Rother
    • Jean-Denis Fréchette
  • Municipal employee

    • Mélissa Chabot - Environment and Sustainable Development Advisor

January 25th

February 15th

March 22nd

April 19th

May 17th

June 14th

July 19th

August 16th

September 20th

October 18th

No meetings in November

December 20th


Archives 2018-2019

February 18

March 25

April 15 (cancelled)

May 27

June 17 (cancelled)

August 19

September 16 (cancelled)

October 21

November 18 (cancelled)

December 16


Please note that this calendar contains potential dates that may be subject to change.


October 24th Agenda Minutes
August 19th Agenda Minutes
July 23rd Agenda Minutes
May 28th Agenda Minutes
March 11th Agenda Minutes
February 18th Agenda Minutes
January 21st  Agenda Minutes



November 19th Agenda Minutes
October 25th Agenda Minutes
August 20th Agenda Minutes
May 23rd Agenda Minutes
April 25th Agenda Minutes


Archives 2020

January 27th (cancelled)

February 17th (Postponed to 25 February)

March 23rd (by teleconference)

April 27th (cancelled)

May 25th (Postponed to May 27)

June 15th

July 20th (cancelled)

August 17th

September 21st

October 26th

November 16th

December 14th

December 14 Agenda Tocome
November 16 Agenda To come
October 26 Agenda To come
September 28 Agenda Minutes
September 21 Agenda Minutes
August 17 Agenda Minutes
June 15 Agenda Minutes
June 1st Agenda Minutes
May 27 Agenda Minutes
March 23 Agenda Minutes

February 25                                                



Planning and sustainable development