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 III – Operations in certain wildlife habitats §2. Woodland caribou habitat, woodland ecotype

Section 61

In the application zone of the (in French only) Plan de rétablissement du caribou forestier This link opens a new window, roads built in an aggregated cut block of 100 km2 or more designed to become a timber stand for the protection of woodland caribou, woodland ecotype, must be closed and put back into production at the end of the forest development activities. Closing the roads and putting them back into production must help the cutting areas to reach the requirements required to become timber stands for the protection of caribou so as to take the relay as soon as those timber stands will be cut. The integrated forest development plan must indicate those roads, specify the means to be used to close and put them back into production, and describe the procedure to be followed. 

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Objectives

  • To avoid disturbing wildlife
  • To promote reconstitution of the forest canopy

Additional information

The standards applicable to road closures are set out in section 81 of the Regulation. Rules governing the location, closure and restoration to production of a road in the application zone of the Plan de rétablissement du caribou des bois, écotype forestier Figure 60 Rules governing the location, closure and restoration to production of a road in the application zone of the Plan de rétablissement du caribou des bois, écotype forestier