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

Full text
4. Notwithstanding section 2, a holder of a management permit may harvest trees in a stand located in the buffer strip if the land in the strip has a slope of less than 40%.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, when harvesting the trees, the permit holder shall not reduce the number of standing live trees per hectare to less than 500 trees of all species having a diameter of 10 cm or more, as measured at a height of 1.3 m above the highest ground level. Cutting with regeneration and soil protection, strip cutting with regeneration and soil protection and block cutting are, however, prohibited in the buffer strip.
Notwithstanding the second paragraph, in the case of the stands of species referred to in Part B of Schedule 2, the intensity of the cutting shall be identical to that in the adjacent management sectors having such forests, without reducing the basal area to less than 14 m2/ha.
O.C. 498-96, s. 4; O.C. 439-2003, s. 2.