Chapter II – Protection of particular places and territories
Division I – General
§3 – Visual setting
A visual setting of 1.5 km must be preserved along tourist circuits or routes and around the following places and territories:
- a rest area;
- a public beach;
- a dock site with a boat ramp when it includes in its service areas restaurant and accommodation facilities;
- a proposed site or place, referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 and indicated in the regional plan for the development of the public territory – recreation and tourism sector – or in a regional plan for integrated land and resource development;
- a heritage site declared by the Government under the Cultural Heritage Act
- (chapter P-9.002).
- To maintain landscape quality
- To reconcile the various activities that take place in the forest
- To contribute to the quality of the experience in the forest
- To reconcile forest development activities with the protection of the cultural heritage
The regional plan for public land development is intended to establish, in conjunction with regional stakeholders, where, when and how land rights may be issued in order to ensure harmonization of public land use.
Heritage sites are listed in the (French website only) Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec (Directory of Cultural Heritage).
The following guide (in French only) contains details of good landscape quality maintenance practices:
Stratégie d’aménagement pour l’intégration visuelle des coupes dans les paysages
Figure 12A Visual setting around a public beach