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 §3. Salmon rivers

Section 55

A strip of woodland at least 60 m wide must be preserved on both sides of the river or part of a river designated by the Minister as a salmon river. The strip of woodland is measured from the limit that separates the stand from the environment to be protected or, in the presence of a riparian ecotone, from the limit of the ecotone farthest from the environment to be protected.

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Objectives

  • To maintain landscape quality To contribute to the quality of the experience in the forest

Additional information

Each year, the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) publishes, on its website, the main rules in force for Sport Fishing in Québec Ce lien ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre (including salmon fishing). The rules include a (in French only) list and a map of all salmon rivers Ce lien ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre . It is important to contact the MFFP’s regional representatives for detailed information on the stretches of salmon river alongside which a strip of woodland at least 60 m wide must be preserved during forest development activities. Rules governing forest development activities alongside a salmon river Figure 55 Rules governing forest development activities alongside a salmon river
Forest development activities are prohibited in that strip of woodland, unless prior authorization is obtained from the Minister in accordance with section 39 of the Sustainable Forest Development Act Ce lien ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre (chapter A-18.1). 

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Objective

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

Explanations

A person may carry out forest development activities in the strip of woodland on both sides of a river or portion of a river designated as a salmon river, provided authorization is obtained from the Minister responsible for applying the Sustainable Forest Development Act Ce lien ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre . The Minister specifies which forest development activities are authorized and sets the conditions to be met when they are carried out.

Additional information

It is important to note that the definition of the term “forest development activity” in section 2 of the Regulation means that the standards set out in sections 3, 5, 19 to 22, 47, 50, 52, 54, 55, 57 and 59 do not apply to the repair, maintenance or closure of forest roads or to the control of fires, insect epidemics and cryptogamic diseases. Rules governing forest development activities alongside a salmon river Figure 55 Rules governing forest development activities alongside a salmon river
In the case of land immersed following the construction of dams, the strip of woodland begins at the limit of the land where the trees have perished as a result of the immersion.

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Objectives

  • To maintain landscape quality
  • To contribute to the quality of the experience in the forest

Additional information

This paragraph refers to dams built by humans and does not apply to land submerged by water that has accumulated because of a beaver dam. Rules governing forest development activities alongside a salmon river Figure 55 Rules governing forest development activities alongside a salmon river