141. A forest area composed of trees, shrubs or brush having an average height of 3 m or more must be preserved on the perimeter of a cutting area of a block cutting. Its width must be at least 200 m or at least 100 m if the cutting area is less than 25 ha.
The first paragraph does not apply to the part of the perimeter of a cutting area adjacent to a strip of woodland preserved along a lake or a watercourse whose width, measured at the level of the upper limit of the shores or banks, exceeds 35 m.
A forest area composed of trees, shrubs or brush having an average height of 3 m or more that is at least 200 m wide must also be preserved between a residual forest and the cutting areas of a block cutting and between a residual forest and the other total cutting areas in order to be used as a corridor for the movement of wildlife.
The forest areas referred to this section must be preserved until the regeneration in the block cutting areas reaches an average height of 3 m or more.
473-2017O.C. 473-2017, s. 141.