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

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Chapter III – Protection of aquatic environments, riparian areas, wetlands and soils
Division I – Beds of lakes and watercourses

Section 25

The travel of logging machines is prohibited on the bed of a lake.

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Objectifs

  • To preserve the integrity of a wildlife habitat
  • To avoid disturbing the bed of a lake or watercourse
  • To avoid carrying sediment into an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment
  • To avoid contaminating the forest
  • To preserve the integrity of an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment

Despite the foregoing, the travel of logging machines is allowed on the bed of a lake to construct, improve or repair a road, bridge or culvert to cross a lake if such work is authorized as part of an activity or project for which a certificate of authorization was issued following a decision of the authority concerned made under section 31.5, 164 or 201 of the Environment Quality Act This link opens a new window (chapter Q-2).

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Objective

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

Additional information

Where a certificate of authorization was issued under the Environment Quality Act This link opens a new window to carry out construction, improvement or repair work on a road, bridge or culvert in order to cross a lake, this work must also be authorized by the Minister responsible for the Sustainable Forest Development Act This link opens a new window . The Minister specifies the forest development activities that are permitted and sets the conditions that must be met when carrying them out.