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

Complete guide

Chapter II – Protection of particular places and territories
Division I – General
§1 – Prohibited forest development activities

Section 5

Where a trapping camp erected under section 88 of the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife This link opens a new window (chapter C-61.1) is permanently installed in a development unit or other forest in the domain of the State, no forest development activity may be carried out over an area of 4,000 m2, including the camp area.

The camp must be indicated in the numeric information layers used for forest planning.

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Objectives

  • To preserve the integrity of a particular place or territory
  • To reconcile the various activities that take place in the forest
  • To provide protection for a known place or territory in the public forest

Additional information

It is important to note that the definition of the term “forest development activity” in section 2 of the Regulation means that the standards set out in sections 3, 5, 19 to 22, 47, 50, 52, 54, 55, 57 and 59 do not apply to the repair, maintenance or closure of forest roads or to the control of fires, insect epidemics and cryptogamic diseases.

Activités d’aménagement forestier interdites autour d’un camp de piégeage

Figure 5 Forest development activities that are prohibited around a trapping camp

This section does not apply to the holder of a forestry permit issued for wildlife, recreational or agricultural development projects or issued for public utility works, nor to the holder of a forestry permit issued for forest development activities carried out by the holder of mining rights for the purposes of exercising his or her rights, unless the mining activities are to extract surface mineral substances, or when the area affected by the forest development activities occupies more than 10% of the area referred to in the first paragraph.

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Objective

  • To allow certain forest development activities in or near a particular place

Explanations

A person may carry out forest development activities over an area of 4,000 m² around a trapping camp erected under section 88 of the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife This link opens a new window (chapter C-61.1), provided a forestry permit is obtained. However, only the following forest development activities will be permitted in that area:

  • activities required for wildlife, recreational or agricultural development projects;
  • activities required for public utility works;
  • activities carried out by the holder of mining rights for the purpose of exercising those rights, unless the mining activities are to extract surface mineral substances. In addition, the area affected by the forest development activities must not exceed 400 m², or 10 % of the area referred to in the first paragraph of this section.

The Minister responsible for applying the Sustainable Forest Development Act This link opens a new window specifies which forest development activities are authorized in the forestry permit and sets the conditions to be met when they are carried out.

Additional information

The Sustainable Forest Development Act This link opens a new window states that a forestry permit is required to carry out certain forest development activities in forests in the domain of the State (section 73). The Act allows the Minister to issue a permit authorizing the holder to carry out the forest development activities specified on the permit, on the conditions determined by the Minister (section 74).