Chapter IV – Wildife habitat protection Division III – Operations in certain wildlife habitats §2. Woodland caribou habitat, woodland ecotype
Section 61In the application zone of the (in French only) Plan de rétablissement du caribou forestier , 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.
- To avoid disturbing wildlife
- To promote reconstitution of the forest canopy