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Protecting Forests from Pests and Diseases

Ongoing epidemic


Our Mission

SOPFIM’s mission aims to protect forest resources against insects and diseases in harmony with the environment. Its main mandate is the fight against the spruce budworm (SBW). SOPFIM carries out aerial spraying programs using biological insecticide Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki (Btk) on Quebec forests.


A private, non-profit organization created in 1990, the Société de protection des forêts contre les insectes et maladies (SOPFIM) is the main player in the fight against forest insect pests in Quebec. The regions currently affected by the epidemic are Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Capitale-Nationale, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord, Chaudière-Appalaches and Outaouais.


SOPFIM in figures

500 000
On average, 500,000 hectares of forest are protected by SOPFIM operations each year.
A team of more than 275 forest protectors is deployed to protect one of Quebec’s greatest resources.
The fulfillment of our protection program takes place on 12 to 15 bases of operations located in different regions of Quebec.
15 000
Over 15,000 branches are harvested by our forest teams each year for entomological purposes.

Our Values

Do you identify with these values? Discover the benefits of joining the SOPFIM team.

La santé sécurité

An essential value for SOPFIM. It aims to maintain a work environment that provides employees with the certainty that their employer considers the person first.


Integrity is the value that best describes the organization’s philosophy, both to its employees, customers and suppliers.

Le respect de l'environnement

For more than 20 years now, SOPFIM has obtained the ISO 14001 environmental certification.

La rigueur et responsabilité

Rigor is based on the competence of the members of the SOPFIM team, which is defined by several criteria including relevance, usefulness, objectivity and credibility.

La fierté d'appartenance

Pride of belonging represents the bond of affection between SOPFIM and the members of its team. It is the result of sharing the same vision and common goals.