A-18.1, r. 7 - Regulation respecting standards of forest management for forests in the domain of the State

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13. Subject to section 14, a holder of a management permit may not lay out a piling, lopping or sawing area in a forest along a highway corridor between the buffer strips referred to in paragraph 2 of section 47 or within 20 m of any lake, watercourse of fish habitat, as measured from the natural high-water mark, or over more than 25% of the length of both sides of a road running through stands of species referred to in Part B of Schedule 2.
Where the buffer strips referred to in the first paragraph do not have to be preserved, in accordance with paragraph 2 of section 47 or with section 79, the permit holder may not lay out the area referred to in the first paragraph over a width equivalent to four times the width of the roadway, including the roadway and equally distributed on both sides of the centre of the roadway.
The permit holder shall divert runoff from that area towards a vegetation area.
When stripping the soil for piling purposes, the permit holder shall pile up organic matter for later reuse not closer than within 20 m of any lake or watercourse. After the area is abandoned, he shall respread the organic matter that has been piled up.
Within 2 years after it is abandoned, the permit holder shall ensure that the area is regenerated with commercial species and that the distribution coefficient of such regeneration, established in accordance with section 90, is at least equal to the coefficient existing before the cutting of the species over that area.
The permit holder shall also ensure, within the deadlines indicated in the management manual for the adjacent territory, that that coefficient is maintained.
The fourth and fifth paragraphs do not apply to the piling area of logs harvested by partial cutting.
O.C. 498-96, s. 13.