- Developing natural resources, including forestry, mineral, energy, and wildlife resources;
- Developing natural spaces, including parks for recreation and conservation, ecological preserves, and wildlife refuges and habitats;
- Developing infrastructure for the industrial and public utilities purposes as well as for leisure and vacation purposes.
The diversity of uses throughout a single
territory represents a challenge in harmonizing usages
in the face of growing demands, whether they be economic,
recreational, or environmental. In its role of managing
public land, the Department is responsible for developing the territory while taking into account this diversity within a perspective of sustainable development.