Forestry/Tree Harvesting Bylaw Enforcement
The Haliburton County Forest Conservation By-Law was first passed in January of 1999. Since the commencement of the program hundreds of harvesting operations have been conducted. These operations cover thousands of acres of forest.
The By-Law applies to logging operations occurring on private lands in the County of Haliburton (excluding trees cut for strictly personal use by the landowner). The landowner and logging contractor complete a Schedule B Permit Application (free of charge) and submits it to the County. Approved applications will be mailed back to the applicants with a Permit Letter outlining the conditions for the permit. The logging contractor must also consult with the local municipality to ensure that any other necessary permits (e.g. entrance permits) are obtained. Once all approved permits are in place, harvesting operations may begin. Visits and cut inspections may occur to ensure compliance with the By-law.
Shoreline Tree Preservation Bylaw
The Shoreline Tree Preservation Bylaw falls under the responsibility of the Planning department. For more information please visit the Shoreline Tree Preservation Bylaw page.
The County of Haliburton has a Forest Conservation Bylaw Officer who is available to speak to groups and the public about forestry, the County’s bylaws, and invasive species and weeds.
For more information, or to connect with the County’s Forestry Bylaw Officer, please contact:
Charlsey White, MICP, RPP
Directory of Planning / Deputy CAO
County of Haliburton
P.O. Box 399, 11 Newcastle Street
Minden ON K0M 2K0
Telephone: 705-286-1333, Toll free: 1-866-886-8815