Chapter IV – Wildife habitat protection
Division II – Strips of woodland
§5. Salt licks
A strip of woodland at least 60 m wide and at least 7 m high linking a the salt lick to the residual forest must be preserved intact and kept in place until the adjacent stands have reached a height of 7 m.
No forest development activity may be carried out in that strip of woodland.
- To preserve the integrity of a wildlife habitat
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
, 19 to 22
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 salt lick
This section does 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 this section may be carried out in the strip of woodland referred to in the first paragraph, the Minister consults the Minister responsible for the administration of the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife
(chapter C-61.1) before issuing the permit.
- To allow certain forest development activities in or near a particular place
A person holding a forestry permit may carry out the forest development activities required for public utility works in the strip of woodland at least 60 m wide connecting the salt lick to the residual forest. Before issuing such a permit, the Minister responsible for applying the Sustainable Forest Development Act
must consult the Minister responsible for applying the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife
to obtain his or her opinion of the mitigation measures that have been recommended to protect the salt lick. 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 and setting the conditions that must be met when they are carried out.
The Sustainable Forest Development Act
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