Chapter III – Protection of aquatic environments, riparian areas, wetlands and soils
Division IV – Sylvicultural drainage, washing water, contaminants, earth and tree debris
§1. Sylvicultural drainage ditch
Despite section 27, an opening not wider than 5 m in the strip of woodland referred to in that section may be cleared to dig a drainage ditch for sylvicultural purposes.
- To allow certain forest development activities in or near a particular place
An opening not wider than 5 m may be cleared 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 to dig a drainage ditch. The ditch evacuates water from the settling pond to the outlet.
Figure 35 Rules governing the digging of a drainage ditch or network of sylvicultural drainage ditches