Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1771

District 20 Crown Five-Year Operating Plan

Proponent:  Department of Natural Resources

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

Forest Management District 20 (Sandwich Bay) consists of 2.2 million hectares of boreal forest, situated on the south coast of Labrador.   The 2015-2019 Five-Year Operating Plan by the Department of Natural Resources proposes to harvest approximately 150,425 cubic metres of timber and construct approximately 14 kilometres of primary forest access roads.  Domestic harvests are estimated at approximately 4285 cubic metres per year and will take place in several blocks located near communities.   Silviculture efforts will focus on monitoring and research activities.  This undertaking is necessary to maintain the existing commercial industry and allow domestic harvest for home heating.  Operations will commence upon approval and continue yearly until 2019.

  • November 5, 2014 - The undertaking was registered.
  • December 12, 2014 - Deadline for public comments.
  • December 19, 2014 - The Minister’s decision is due.
  • March 31, 2015 - The Minister announced that the project is released.

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