Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1594

Forest Management Districts 9 and 16 Five-Year Operating Plan (2012-2016)

Proponent: Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent submitted a Five-Year Operating Plan for Forest Management Districts 9 and 16 (Planning Zone 7). The area extends from Deer Lake in the west to Cat Arm in the north and includes all of the Baie Verte Peninsula. The Five-Year Plan describes proposed forestry operations from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016. The plan describes past activities in the districts, the proposed allocation of wood supply and forest harvesting, silviculture, forest road construction, forest protection, environmental protection measures and monitoring activities. A total of approximately one million cubic metres of timber is scheduled to be harvested by the proponent in the districts over the next five years, along with the establishment of 147 kilometres of new primary forest access roads.

  • July 7, 2011 - The undertaking was registered.
  • August 12, 2011 - Public comments are due.
  • August 20, 2011 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • January 17, 2012 - The Minister announced that the project is released.

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