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
§2 – Strips of woodland

Section 7

A strip of woodland at least 60 m in width must be preserved around the following places and territories:

  1. an ecological reserve established under the Natural Heritage Conservation Act This link opens a new window (chapter C-61.01), a proposed ecological reserve provided for in that Act or a national park established under the Parks Act This link opens a new window (chapter P-9), except where the limit of the area is a road;
  2. an outdoor recreation centre;
  3. a scenic outlook;
  4. a developed campground;
  5. a wilderness campground;
  6. a cottage that offers lodging and operated on a commercial basis by the manager of an outfitting operation, a controlled zone or a wildlife sanctuary;
  7. an accommodation centre;
  8. a rest area;
  9. the facilities in place in an ecological or nature interpretation centre or a concentrated network of hiking trails;
  10. an observatory;
  11. a reception station;
  12. a refuge erected on land in respect of which a right has been issued under the Act respecting the lands in the domain of the State This link opens a new window (chapter T-8.1) or under sections 88 and 118 of the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife This link opens a new window (chapter C-61.1) and used as a shelter by users of an outlying circuit of a concentrated network of hiking trails, an interregional trail, a concentrated network of hiking trails and users of a trail intended for motorized all-terrain vehicles;
  13. a dock site with a boat ramp;
  14. a restaurant or accommodation site;
  15. a complementary vacation site;
  16. an isolated vacation site;
  17. a grouped vacation site;
  18. a classified heritage site entered in the (French website only) register of cultural heritage This link opens a new window referred to in section 5 of the Cultural Heritage Act This link opens a new window (chapter P-9.002).

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Objectives

  • To preserve the integrity of a particular place or territory
  • To maintain landscape quality
  • To contribute to the quality of the experience in the forest
  • To reconcile forest development activities with protection of the cultural heritage

 

Strip of woodland around an observatory
Figure 7A Strip of woodland around an observatory

Strip of woodland around a reception station
Figure 7B Strip of woodland around a reception station

Strip of woodland around a shelter for users of hiking trails
Figure 7C Strip of woodland around a shelter for users of hiking trails