Buffer Zones on P.E.I. (photo: Province of Prince Edward Island)
Pondside Park, Stratford
Significant buffer zone alterations such as cutting trees or shrubs, landscaping, or building/renovating any structure will require an activity permit.
Agricultural crops are NOT allowed in the buffer; however, equipment (ex. tractors) can turn within the 15 meter zone.
Interestingly, crops ARE allowed within the buffer zones of wetlands if classified as bogs, shrub swamps, wooded swamps, seasonally flooded flats or meadows. Trees and shrubs may be pruned within the buffer zones, and grass, and trees can be hand-planted.
Livestock are also NOT allowed to enter any watercourse/wetland on PEI, and thus shouldn't inhabit buffer zones.