C-61.01 - Natural Heritage Conservation Act

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57. An application to have a property recognized as a nature reserve must be filed with the Minister in writing by the owner. Such an application must, in particular, contain
(1)  the owner’s name and contact information;
(2)  if the owner is a legal person, a copy of the instrument authorizing the application;
(3)  the cadastral designation of the property and a summary site plan;
(4)  a description of the characteristics of the property that are of conservation interest and, if applicable, any report from a qualified person setting out that conservation interest;
(5)  a statement that the owner is applying for perpetual recognition, or the term for which recognition is sought;
(6)  the objectives pursued and the conservation measures the owner intends to put in place, including the use restrictions applicable to the property;
(7)  the management arrangements for the property and, if applicable, the name of the person to whom its management will be entrusted;
(8)  a copy of the title of ownership; and
(9)  if applicable, a copy of any other authorization required under an Act or a regulation for any activity on the property.
The Minister may require the owner to provide any information or document the Minister considers necessary to analyze the application.
2002, c. 74, s. 57; 2021, c. 12021, c. 1, s. 35.
57. Before recognizing a property as a nature reserve, the Minister shall enter into an agreement with the owner or, as the case may be, approve an agreement entered into between the owner and a non-profit conservation organization. In either case, the agreement shall contain, among other provisions,
(1)  a description of the property;
(2)  the perpetual nature of the recognition or the applicable term;
(3)  the significant features of the property that warrant preservation;
(4)  the management arrangements for the property, including, where applicable, the identity of the non-profit conservation organization that is to manage the property;
(5)  the conservation measures to be applied;
(6)  the permitted and prohibited activities; and
(7)  any other provision determined by regulation by the Government.
2002, c. 74, s. 57.