GUIDE TO THE APPLICATION OF THE REGULATION RESPECTING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF FORESTS IN THE DOMAIN OF THE STATE

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Chapter II – Protection of particular places and territories
Division I – General
§4 – Maintenance of an area of stands on islands, in outfitting operations with exclusive rights, controlled zones and wildlife sanctuaries

Section 16

At least 30% of the productive forest area constituted of stands of 7 m or more in height must be preserved at all times in an outfitting operation with exclusive rights, in a controlled zone or in a wildlife sanctuary.

In addition, at least 30% of the productive forest area constituted of stands of 7 m or more in height must be preserved in the following territories or portions of territory:

  1. in each territorial reference unit or portion thereof at least 30 km2 included in an outfitting operation with exclusive rights, in a controlled zone or in a wildlife sanctuary and situated in the bioclimatic domains of the maple forest and fir forest;
  2. in each aggregated cut block or part thereof at least 30 km2 included in an outfitting operation with exclusive rights, in a controlled zone or in a wildlife sanctuary and situated in the bioclimatic domain of the spruce-moss forest.

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Objectives

  • To contribute to the maintenance of wildlife habitats and the species that use them
  • To limit the impact of cutting on recreational and tourism activities and hunting
  • To ensure the renewal of the forest canopy

Percentage of forest stands of 7 m or more in height to be preserved in an outfitting operation with exclusive rights, in a controlled zone or in a wildlife preserve situated in the maple forest and fir forest bioclimatic domains

Figure 16A Proportion of forest stands of 7 m or more in height to be preserved in an outfitting business with exclusive rights, a zone of controlled exploitation or a wildlife reserve located in the bioclimatic areas of the maple bush or fir stand

Percentage of forest stands of 7 m or more in height to be preserved in an outfitting operation with exclusive rights, in a controlled zone or in a wildlife preserve situated in the spruce-moss forest bioclimatic domain

Figure 16B Percentage of forest stands of 7 m or more in height to be preserved in an outfitting operation with exclusive rights, in a controlled zone or in a wildlife preserve situated in the spruce-moss forest bioclimatic domain