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 watercoursess

Section 32

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:

1

Objectives

  • 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

Rules governing travel of logging machines in the riparian ecotone and in the strip of woodland alongside 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

  1. to dig drainage ditches for sylvicultural purposes;
  2. to take a felling and hauling trail across a watercourse by means of a removable structure;
  3. 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;
  4. to construct, improve or repair a road or remove a structure used to cross a watercourse;
  5. to carry out public utility works.

2

Objectives

  • To reconcile the various activities that take place in the forest
  • To allow certain forest development activities in or near a particular place

Explanations

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.

Rules governing travel of logging machines in the riparian ecotone and in the strip of woodland alongside a wetland or aquatic environment

Figure 32B Rules governing travel of logging machines in the riparian ecotone and in the strip of woodland alongside a wetland or aquatic environment