In force: 2018-04-01
54. A strip of woodland at least 200 m wide must be preserved within a strip of 500 m surrounding the site where a heronry’s nests are located. The strip of woodland is measured from the limit that separates the stand from the site of the nests.
Forest development activities are prohibited within the first 200 m of the strip of woodland referred to in the first paragraph. They are allowed beyond the first 200 m of that strip of woodland, but only from 1 August to 31 March.
The maximum width of the roadway of a road located within the limits of a heronry is 5.5 m.
The first and second paragraphs do not apply to the holder of a forestry permit issued for forest development activities carried out by the holder of mining rights for the purposes of exercising his or her rights, unless the mining activities are to extract surface mineral substances, nor to the holder of a forestry permit issued for wildlife, recreational or agricultural development projects.
This section does not apply to the holder of a forestry permit issued for public utility works. However, before forest development activities required for public utility works and not authorized by this section may be carried out in the part of a heronry referred to in this section, the Minister consults the Minister responsible for the administration of the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife (chapter C-61.1) before issuing the permit.