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
Section I – General
§1 – Prohibited forest development activities

Section 4

A person who carries out forest development activities in an archaeological sector must leave the soil intact. Furthermore, the person must harvest trees when the ground is frozen at a depth of at least 35 cm.

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Objectives

  • To preserve the integrity of a particular place or territory
  • To allow certain forest development activities in or near a particular place

This section does not apply to archeological sites where the Minister has allowed, under the Sustainable Forest Development Act This link opens a new window (chapter A-18.1), forest development activities to be carried out on conditions different from those provided for in the first paragraph.

Before allowing forest development activities to be carried out on an archaeological site on conditions different from those provided for in the first paragraph, the Minister consults the Minister responsible for the administration of the Cultural Heritage Act This link opens a new window (chapter P-9.002) to obtain his or her opinion on the cultural interest of the sector.

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Objectives

  • To allow certain forest development activities in or near a particular place
  • To reconcile forest development activities with the protection of the cultural heritage

Explanations

The Minister responsible for applying the Sustainable Forest Development Act This link opens a new window may allow a person to carry out forest development activities in an archeological sector outside the period when the ground is frozen at a depth of at least 35 cm, or to disturb the soil when doing so. The Minister responsible for applying the Sustainable Forest Development Act  must first consult the Minister responsible for applying the Cultural Heritage Act This link opens a new windowto obtain his or her opinion of the sector’s cultural interest. The Minister responsible for applying the Sustainable Forest Development Act may, when giving authorization, specify which forest development activities are permitted and set the conditions to be met when they are carried out.