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

§7. Control of the access of motorized vehicles to sugar bushes

Section 85

Access of motorized vehicles may only be controlled on the following conditions:

  1. the main building used for boiling the sap must be located within the limits of the sugar bush that is the subject of the management permit;
  2. the road on which access is controlled must lead only to the main building;
  3. the control must take place within the limits of the sugar bush and less than 100 m from the main building;
  4. the device used for controlling the access of motorized vehicles must be visible at all times in order to ensure the safety of the public.

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Objectives

  • To reconcile the various activities that take place in the forest
  • To protect the investments made in a particular place or territory
  • To ensure the safety of forest road users
  • To provide access to the territory

Explanations

Second paragraph of this section.

A barrier installed on the road to a sugar bush operated for maple production purposes must not prevent motor vehicles from travelling to other portions of the public land. The road on which the barrier is installed must be a cul-de-sac leading to the main building.

Additional information

A sugar bush operated for maple production purposes is governed by a sugar bush management permit for acericultural purposes issued pursuant to the Sustainable Forest Development Act Ce lien ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre.

Control of motor vehicle access to the main building of a sugar bush

Figure 85 Control of motor vehicle access to the main building of a sugar bush