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 II – Open peat bogs (unwooded) with a pond, marshes, riparian shrub swamps, lakes and permanent watercourses

Section 30

Despite section 27, the holder of a mining right to whom a forestry permit was issued who lays out an access to an open peat bog with a pond, to a marsh, to a riparian shrub swamp, to a lake or to a permanent watercourse in order to carry out mining exploration work or to install equipment required for such work may clear an opening not wider than 5 m in the strip of woodland.

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Objective

  • To reconcile the various activities that take place in the forest

Explanations

A holder of mining rights who also holds a forestry permit may clear an opening no wider than 5 m in the strip of woodland alongside an open peat bog with a pond, a marsh, a riparian shrub swamp, a lake or a permanent watercourse, in order to gain access for the purpose of carrying out mining exploration work, or to install the equipment required for that work.

The Minister responsible for applying the Sustainable Forest Development Act This link opens a new window may, when giving authorization, specify, in the forestry permit, the forest development activities that are authorized and the conditions that must be met when carrying them 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).

Clearing of an opening in the strip of woodland alongside a wetland or aquatic environment in order to carry out mining exploration work

Figure 30 Clearing of an opening in the strip of woodland alongside a wetland or aquatic environment in order to carry out mining exploration work

The stumps, grass and advance growth must be preserved in that opening.

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Objective

  • To avoid carrying sediment into an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment

Clearing of an opening in the strip of woodland alongside a wetland or aquatic environment in order to carry out mining exploration work

Figure 30 Clearing of an opening in the strip of woodland alongside a wetland or aquatic environment in order to carry out mining exploration work