In force: 2018-04-01
58. Total cutting, carried out in one or more operations or according to the terms of block cutting, is prohibited in a white-tailed deer yard on the following areas:
(1) in hardwood and hardwood-dominant mixed stands, over a single block greater than 25 ha once all operations are completed;
(2) in softwood and softwood-dominant mixed stands, over a single block greater than 10 ha once all operations are completed.
Total cutting may be carried out again on the areas adjacent to total cutting areas where regeneration of the areas has reached a height of 7 m.
At the time of cutting, the vegetal elements used as shelter and food by white-tailed deer must be preserved.
Line cutting over a width greater than 2 m is prohibited in a white-tailed deer yard.
The construction, improvement or repair of a road is prohibited in a white-tailed deer yard from 1 December to 1 May, except if it is authorized by a forestry permit issued for wildlife, recreational or agricultural development projects and the Minister responsible for the administration of the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife (chapter C-61.1) has been consulted before issuing the permit.
The first, second and third paragraphs do not apply to the holder of a forestry permit issued for public utility works who installs a power transmission line or gas pipeline.