Nature Centre
Created in 1972 as a non-profit organization entirely separated from the University, the Nature Centre acts in partnership with the University and a wide range of other local groups to protect the ecological and patrimonial integrity of the mountain and its surroundings. In this spirit, the Centre extends in all seasons and to all groups in society a privileged contact with the natural beauties of the mountain, as well as educational and cultural events that complement its conservation mission.

Town of Mont-Saint-Hilaire
The town of Mont-Saint-Hilaire is among our most important partners in management of the Reserve. Conscious of the great value citizens place on the mountain, the town administration actively supports the University's efforts to protect this special site.

Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science

The QCBS represents a source of research and training excellence in biodiversity science for the academic community, government, and public of Québec. By bringing over 70 researchers together, the QCBS facilitates and enhances the training of hundreds of highly qualified professionals for Québec’s future.

Société d'ornithologie de la Vallée du Richelieu

Created in 2015 this Ornithological society aims at educating the general public about birds and there habitat.



Center for forest research


Center for forest research (CFR)
Is a network of professors, researchers and students from various academic institutions with interest in forest ecology. The network includes members from McGill, Université du Québec à Montréal, Concordia, Université de Montréal, INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, and five other institutions. The Gault Nature Reserve is one of three research forests used intensively by members of CFR.



Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network (EMAN)
EMAN is a national network of sites and collaborators dedicated to multidisciplinary, long-term studies of ecosystem function. The network strives to identify and standardize monitoring protocols that can function in assessments of ecosystem health.


McGill School of Environment


McGill School of Environment (MSE)
The MSE maintains an extensive, multidisciplinary program in environmental studies at the undergraduate level. The MSE uses the Gault Nature Reserve as an outdoor laboratory for teaching about the scientific and socioeconomic dimensions of conservation.



Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS)
OBFS is an international working group dedicated to the support of field stations as sites for teaching and research. The group exchanges information on station management and educational programs, including advertisement of courses available at the different stations. US members have taken an active role in developing federal funding for field stations as long-term monitoring sites for biodiversity and ecosystem function.

The University is gradually integrating all its different field stations into a more coherent network to support teaching and research. The University has an exceptional assemblage of field sites under its control, not just in southern Quebec but also in subarctic Quebec, the high Arctic, and in Barbados. These secure sites with information accumulated through their long histories of on-site research are especially valuable in long-term monitoring of ecological change as well as in teaching. The ECONET is attempting to consolidate and make more accessible the information available at all the McGill field sites.



Society for the Protection of Forests against Fire (SOPFEU)
SOPFEU is a cooperative among municipalities, large landholders and the provincial government to prevent and to fight forest fires. We are the only university member of this cooperative, which brings us invaluable and otherwise prohibitively expensive help fighting fires on the mountain.