Municipal Affairs and Environment

Experimental Application of the Balsam Fir Sawfly Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus

Registration 935

Proponent: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • The Canadian Forest Service in co-operation with the Department of Forest Resources and Agrifoods and Forest Protection Limited is proposing to carry out an experimental research application of a microbial biological control agent (balsam fir sawfly nuclear polyhedrosis virus - NeabNPV). Applications would be made both aerially and from the ground on selected silviculturally treated forest stands forecast to receive moderate to severe balsam fir sawfly defoliation in 2001
  • It is proposed to apply NeabNPV to selected sites in western Newfoundland south of Corner Brook and in the Bay D'Espoir area. Treatment is expected to occur between late June and late July depending on how the weather affects insect hatching and development. 
  • May 4, 2001 - The undertaking was registered.
  • July 5, 2001 - The Minister announced that the project was released from environmental assessment.

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