GUIDE TO THE APPLICATION OF THE REGULATION RESPECTING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF FORESTS IN THE DOMAIN OF THE STATE

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Chapter V – Roads, sandpits and forest infrastructures Division V – Sandpits §2. Sandpit operating area and organic matter storage area

Section 119

A sandpit operating area and the storage area for the organic matter that covered the sandpit must be at more than 30 m from an open peat bog, a swamp, a riparian shrub marsh, a lake or a watercourse.

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Objectives

  • To preserve the integrity of an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment
  • To avoid carrying sediment into an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment
  • To preserve organic matter in order to recreate conditions conducive to regeneration
Distance between a sandpit and a wetland or aquatic environment Figure 119 Distance between a sandpit and a wetland or aquatic environment
Runoff from a sandpit operating area or the storage area for the organic matter that covered the sandpit must be diverted to a vegetation area located at a distance of more than 20 m from an open peat bog, a swamp, a riparian shrub marsh, a lake or a watercourse. The distances referred to in this section are measured from the perimeter of the peat bog, marsh or swamp or from the upper limit of the shore of the lake or the bank of the watercourse. In the presence of a riparian ecotone, the measurement is made from the limit of the ecotone farthest from the environment to be protected.

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Objectives

  • To preserve the integrity of an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment
  • To avoid carrying sediment into an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment