Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1003

Amendment to Abitibi Consolidated Operating Plan, District 12, Badger Area

Proponent: Department of Forest Resources and Agrifoods

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

  • The proposed amendment is for two operating areas know as Badger Burn and Colishaw Block in central Newfoundland on lands transferred to the Crown (Department of Forest Resources and Agrifoods) from Abitibi-Consolidated in a one year timber transfer agreement.
  • The purpose of this amendment is to harvest and salvage up to 20,000 cubic metres of fire damaged and burnt timber as sawlogs, pulpwood or fuel from the forest fire area of 4,000 hectares between the town of Badger and Millertown Junction Road. This area is known as the Badger Burn Operating Area. Also, to harvest 7,500 cubic metres of mature and overmature forest left over from previous operations near Election Pond, west of Badger. This area is known as the Colishaw Block Operating Area. This amendment is required to provide employment to local operators and loggers in the Badger area and is for domestic as well as commercial cutting.
  • February 7, 2002 - The undertaking was registered.
  • April 9, 2002 - The Minister announced that the undertaking was conditionally released from further environmental assessment.

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