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 IV – Sylvicultural drainage, washing water, contaminants, earth and tree debris
§1. Sylvicultural drainage ditch

Section 37

The settling pond must remain operational and be drained when the water height above the sediments is less than 30 cm over at least 50% of the settling pond’s area.

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Objectives

  • To preserve the integrity of an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment
  • To avoid carrying sediment into an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment

Rules governing the digging of a drainage ditch or network of sylvicultural drainage ditches

Figure 36 Rules governing the digging of a drainage ditch or network of sylvicultural drainage ditches