56. The Minister may recognize a natural setting as a nature reserve.
The purpose of the “nature reserve” status is to conserve a natural setting that is situated on private lands and that is of interest in terms of ensuring the conservation of biodiversity, in particular owing to its biological, ecological, wildlife, plant, geological, geomorphic or landscape characteristics.
The recognition may be perpetual or may be granted for a term which may not be less than 25 years.
2002, c. 74, s. 56; 2021, c. 1, s. 351.