Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1664

District 7 Crown Five-Year Operating Plan (2013-2017)

Proponent: Department of Natural Resources - Forestry Division

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent, Department of Natural Resources, has registered the Five-Year Operating Plan for Forest Management District 7 (Bay d'Espoir). District 7 is generally located on the south coast with its northern boundary extending to Berry Hill Pond on the Bay d’Espoir highway and to Great Burnt Lake and Meelpaeg Lake in the northwest section of the district. District 7 covers an area of approximately 1.2 million hectares. The undertaking will consist of timber harvesting, road construction, silviculture and ecosystem management activities. A total of approximately 164,001 cubic metres of timber is scheduled to be harvested over the next five years. New primary access road construction is expected to total 21 kilometres.

  • August 7, 2012 - The undertaking was registered.
  • September 12, 2012 - Public comments are due.
  • September 21, 2012 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • October 19, 2012 - The Minister announced that the project is released.


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