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 II – Roads
§6. Winter roads

Section 83

Runoff from the right-of-way of a winter road disturbed during the construction of the road must be blocked and diverted towards vegetation areas located more than 20 m from an open peat bog with a pond, a marsh, a riparian swamp, a lake or a watercourse. The 20-m distance is measured from the limit that separates the stand from the open peat bog with the pond, the marsh, the riparian swamp, the lake or the permanent watercourse or from the upper limit of the bank of the intermittent 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 natural drainage of the soil
  • To preserve the quality of an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment
  • To avoid carrying sediment into an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment

Blocking and diversion of runoff water flowing on the surface of a winter road

Figure 83 Blocking and diversion of runoff water flowing on the surface of a winter road