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Forests Act (amended)

BILL NO. 69

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
56 Elizabeth II, 2007



Private Member's Bill



Forests Act
(amended)



Leo Glavine
Kings West



First Reading: December 4, 2007

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill requires the establishment of a special management zone of 50 metres along the boundaries of a watercourse where the average width of a watercourse on or adjacent to forest land on which a forestry operation is carried out is equal to or greater than 50 centimetres.

An Act to Amend Chapter 179
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Forests Act, Respecting Watercourses

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows: 1 Chapter 179 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Forests Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 9 the following Section:

9A Where the average width of a watercourse situated on or adjacent to forest land on which a forestry operation is carried on is equal to or greater than fifty centimetres, a forestry operator shall establish or ensure the establishment of a special management zone of at least fifty metres in width along all boundaries of the watercourse.


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