19. No forest development activity may be carried out on a Native portage trail. However, it is allowed to build or improve a road that crosses a Native portage trail.
A strip of woodland at least 30 m wide must be preserved on each side of Native portage trails so as to create a visual setting and to maintain the forest ambiance of the site.
The provisions of section 9 respecting partial cutting applies to that strip of woodland kept on each side of Native portage trails.
This section does not apply to the holder of a forestry permit issued for forest development activities carried out by the holder of mining rights to exercise those rights, unless the mining activities are to extract surface mineral substances.