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
§2 – Strips of woodland

Section 8

A strip of woodland at least 30 m wide must be preserved around the following places and territories:

  1. a sugar bush;
  2. a landfill;
  3. a burial site.

1

Objectives

  • To preserve the integrity of a particular place or territory
  • To reconcile the various activities that take place in the forest
  • To protect the investments made in a particular place or territory
  • To allow certain forest development activities in or near a particular place

Additional information

A sugar bush operated for acericultural purposes (subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph) is governed by a sugar bush management permit for acericultural purposes issued pursuant to the Sustainable Forest Development Act This link opens a new window .

Strip of woodland around a burial site

Figure 8A Strip of woodland around a burial site

Strip of woodland around a sugar bush operated for acericultural purposes

Figure 8B Strip of woodland around a sugar bush operated for acericultural purposes

Strip of woodland around a landfill

Figure 8C Strip of woodland around a landfill

A strip of woodland at least 30 m in width must also be kept on each side of the following roads and trails:

  1. a road identified as a road corridor, unless the sylvicultural treatment carried out where the road is located is total cutting carried out according to the conditions of block cutting, or partial cutting;
  2. a hiking trail forming part of an ecological or nature interpretation centre or a concentrated network of hiking trails;
  3. an access trail to a scenic outlook, an outlying circuit of a concentrated network of hiking trails or an interregional trail, specifically deforested for those purposes;
  4. a portage trail included in a canoe-kayak-camping course, specifically deforested for those purposes;
  5. a developed trail. 

2

Objectives

  • To preserve the integrity of a particular place or territory
  • To reconcile the various activities that take place in the forest
  • To allow certain forest development activities in or near a particular place
  • To contribute to the quality of the experience in the forest

Total cutting of the strip of woodland is prohibited along a road corridor as long as regeneration in the adjacent cutting area is < 3 m

Figure 8D Total cutting of the strip of woodland is prohibited along a road corridor as long as regeneration in the adjacent cutting area is < 3 m

Block cutting and partial cutting along a road corridor

Figure 8E Block cutting and partial cutting along a road corridor

Total cutting of the strip of woodland is permitted along a road corridor when regeneration in the adjacent cutting area is ≥ 3 m

Figure 8F Total cutting of the strip of woodland is permitted along a road corridor when regeneration in the adjacent cutting area is ≥ 3 m

Strip of woodland preserved on each side of a trail

Figure 8G Strip of woodland preserved on each side of a trail

The strip of woodland of a road identified as a road corridor must be maintained until regeneration is established in the cutting area adjacent to that strip of woodland and has reached an average height of 3 m.

3

Objectives

  • To reconcile the various activities that take place in the forest
  • To allow certain forest development activities in or near a particular place
  • To contribute to the quality of the experience in the forest