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 watercoursess
The travel of logging machines is prohibited in the riparian ecotone when the latter is present and within the first 20 metres of a strip of woodland kept alongside an open peat bog with a pond, a marsh, a riparian shrub swamp, a lake or a permanent watercourse, except in the following cases:
- To avoid carrying sediment into an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment
- To avoid disturbing the soil around the perimeter of a wetland or aquatic environment
Figure 32A Rules governing travel of logging machines in the riparian ecotone and in the strip of woodland alongside a wetland or aquatic environment
- to dig drainage ditches for sylvicultural purposes;
- to take a felling and hauling trail across a watercourse by means of a removable structure;
- to carry out a wildlife development project authorized under a forestry permit, provided that the development project is carried out in accordance with the conditions set out in the permit;
- to construct, improve or repair a road or remove a structure used to cross a watercourse;
- to carry out public utility works.
- To reconcile the various activities that take place in the forest
- To allow certain forest development activities in or near a particular place
The travel of logging machines is permitted in the riparian ecotone, if one exists, and in the first 20 metres of a strip of woodland alongside an open peat bog with a pond, a marsh, a riparian shrub swamp, a lake or a permanent watercourse, in the cases mentioned in subsections 1 to 5 of this section.
Figure 32B Rules governing travel of logging machines in the riparian ecotone and in the strip of woodland alongside a wetland or aquatic environment