137. Any total cutting is prohibited in the strip of woodland referred to in section 136 until the regeneration is established in the cutting areas in accordance with the first paragraph of that section.
Partial cutting is allowed on 25% of the total length of the strips of woodland referred to in section 136 included in a management unit or in another forest territory in the domain of the State. However, the strip of woodland that is partially cut between 2 total cutting areas must be at least 75 m wide where each cutting area covers an area less than 100 ha or a minimum width of 125 m where one of the cutting areas covers an area of 100 to 150 ha. After partial cutting, the strip of woodland, that must be used as a visual screen and a corridor for the movement of wildlife, must be composed, per hectare, of not less than 1,500 standing live trees of commercial species having a diameter of 2 cm or more, as measured at 1.3 m above the highest ground level.
For carrying out the partial cutting referred to in the second paragraph, the deforestation of felling or hauling trails must be carried out over a width less than 1.5 times the width of the logging machine used.
The construction or improvement of a road crossing the strip of woodland is allowed to the extent that the deforestation carried out for that purpose does not exceed the width of the right-of-way provided for in Schedule 4 for the class of road to which it belongs.