GUIDE TO THE APPLICATION OF THE REGULATION RESPECTING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF FORESTS IN THE DOMAIN OF THE STATE

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Chapter IV – Wildife habitat protection Division II – Strips of woodland §1. White-tailed deer yards

Section 53

Sections 50 and 51 do not apply to the holder of a forestry permit issued for forest development activities carried out by the holder of mining rights where the holder carries out mining exploration work, nor to the holder of a forestry permit issued for wildlife, recreational or agricultural development projects, nor to the construction, improvement or repair of a road.

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Objective

  • To allow certain forest development activities in or near a particular place

Explanations

A holder of mining rights who also holds a forestry permit may carry out forest development activities during mining exploration work in a strip of woodland alongside an open peat bog with a pond, a marsh, a riparian shrub swamp, a lake or a permanent watercourse located within a white-tailed deer yard (section 50), and is not required to apply the conditions set out in section 51 for harvesting in the strip of woodland alongside these environments. These exemptions also apply to a person who holds a forestry permit to carry out the forest development activities required for wildlife, recreational or agricultural development projects, and to a person who constructs, improves or repairs a road. The forestry permit lists the forest development activities that are permitted and sets the conditions to be met when they are carried 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). Rules governing forest development activities in the strip of woodland alongside a wetland or aquatic environment located within a white-tailed deer yard Figure 50A Rules governing forest development activities in the strip of woodland alongside a wetland or aquatic environment located within a white-tailed deer yard Rules governing forest development activities in the strip of woodland alongside a wetland or aquatic environment located within a white-tailed deer yard Figure 50B Rules governing forest development activities in the strip of woodland alongside a wetland or aquatic environment located within a white-tailed deer yard
Sections 50 to 52 do not apply to the holder of a forestry permit issued for public utility works. However, before forest development activities required for public utility works and not authorized by sections 50 and 52 may be carried out in part of a white-tailed deer yard referred to in those sections, the Minister consults the Minister responsible for the administration of the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife This link opens a new window (chapter C-61.1) before issuing the permit. 

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Objective

  • To allow certain forest development activities in or near a particular place

Explanations

A person holding a forestry permit may carry out the forest development activities required for public utility development projects in a strip of woodland alongside an open peat bog with a pond, a marsh, a riparian shrub swamp, a lake or a permanent watercourse located in a white-tailed deer yard (section 50), and is not required to apply the conditions set out in section 51 for harvesting in the strip of woodland alongside these environments or those set out in section 52 that are intended to allow wildlife to travel by maintaining connectivity between habitats and neighbouring residual forests. Before issuing such a permit, the Minister responsible for applying the Sustainable Forest Development Act This link opens a new window must consult the Minister responsible for applying the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife This link opens a new window to obtain his or her opinion of the mitigation measures that have been recommended to protect the white-tailed deer yard. In light of the opinion, the Minister responsible for applying the Sustainable Forest Development Act may then give authorization, specifying which forest development activities are authorized in the forestry permit and setting the conditions that must be met when they are carried 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). Rules governing forest development activities in the strip of woodland alongside a wetland or aquatic environment located within a white-tailed deer yarde Figure 50A Rules governing forest development activities in the strip of woodland alongside a wetland or aquatic environment located within a white-tailed deer yard Rules governing forest development activities in the strip of woodland alongside a wetland or aquatic environment located within a white-tailed deer yard Figure 50B Rules governing forest development activities in the strip of woodland alongside a wetland or aquatic environment located within a white-tailed deer yard