Chapter IV – Wildife habitat protection Division II – Strips of woodland §3. Salmon rivers
Section 55A 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.
- To maintain landscape quality To contribute to the quality of the experience in the forest
Additional informationEach 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 (including salmon fishing). The rules include a (in French only) list and a map of all salmon rivers . 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. Figure 55 Rules governing forest development activities alongside a salmon river
- To allow certain forest development activities in or near a particular place
ExplanationsA 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 . The Minister specifies which forest development activities are authorized and sets the conditions to be met when they are carried out.
Additional informationIt 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. Figure 55 Rules governing forest development activities alongside a salmon river
- To maintain landscape quality
- To contribute to the quality of the experience in the forest