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

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Chapter VI – Allocation of forest operations and residual forest
Division II – Special provisions applicable to the bioclimatic domains of the sugar bush and the balsam fir forest
§2. Total cutting other than block cutting

Section 136

A strip of woodland in a single block must be maintained between the total cutting areas other than block cutting, until the regeneration of the cutting areas has reached an average height of 3 m. The strip of woodland between 2 cutting areas must be at least 60 m wide where each cutting area covers an area of less than 100 ha or at least 100 m wide where one of the cutting areas covers an area of 100 to 150 ha.

The strip of woodland must be composed of trees, shrubs or brush over 3 m in height and must be used as a visual screen and a corridor for the movement of wildlife.

1

Objective

  • To allow wildlife to move around by maintaining connectivity between its habitat and the neighbouring residual forest

Strip of woodland between two total cutting areas other than block cutting

Figure 136 Strip of woodland between two total cutting areas other than block cutting

The travel of logging machines is prohibited in that strip of woodland, except during the construction or improvement of a road.

2

Objective

  • To allow certain forest development activities in or near a particular place

Strip of woodland between two total cutting areas other than block cutting

Figure 136 Strip of woodland between two total cutting areas other than block cutting