Municipal Affairs and Environment


Registration 1905


Crown Zone 8 Five Year Forestry Operating Plan (2018-2022)

Proponent: Department of Fisheries and Land Resources

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent has submitted a Five-Year Operating Plan for Forest Management Districts 17 and 18. These districts encompass the majority of the Great Northern Peninsula, commencing at the northern boundary of Gros Morne National Park on the west side of the Peninsula and at Great Cat Arm on the eastern side of the Peninsula. These two districts share common ecoregion characteristics and, for forest management purposes, have been combined to form Planning Zone 8. The proponent plans to manage the harvest of approximately 1.16 million cubic metres of timber, construct approximately 100 kilometres of primary forest access roads, and conduct silviculture activities on approximately 4,375 hectares. The undertaking is necessary to maintain and/or expand the existing commercial industry and allow domestic harvest for home building and heating. The plan covers the period from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2022.

The undertaking was registered on July 13, 2017; the deadline for public comments is August 21, 2017; and the minister’s decision is due by August 26, 2017.

  • July 13, 2017 - The undertaking was registered.
  • August 21, 2017 - Deadline for public comments.
  • August 26, 2017 - The Minister's Decision is due.
  • January 2, 2018 - The minister announced that the project is released.
Documents: Public Notices:

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