Géoboutique Québec

Leasing Public Land




In Québec, knowing and managing the territory represents a daunting challenge for the Department. In fact, the territory of Québec covers close to 1,700,000 km², of which 92% is public land. This vast land makes up the main basin of natural resources in Québec. To stimulate economic development, the government grants rights of intervention applicable to the territory and resources, while preserving the environment.

To ensure management of public land, the Department developed territorial expertise and has state-of-the-art instruments for learning about the territory and enhancing its development. Thus, Québec’s ability to know and manage the territory, along with the advantages that its geographic information systems offer and its expertise in geomatics make it a highly valued partner of countries that wish to develop their territorial know-how.