Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1032

Abitibi Consolidated Five Year Forest Management PlansDistricts 10,11,12

Proponent: Abitibi-Consolidated

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • The proponent has submitted a five year operating plan for Forest Management Districts 10,11,12 located in the central area of the island. The plan outlines the forest activities conducted by Newfoundland Woodlands during the past five-year planning period and describes the proposed forest activities for the next planning period (January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2007), which includes harvesting, road building, silviculture and forest protection. There are 84,000 cubic metres, 162,000 cubic metres and 191,000 cubic metres annually proposed for harvest during this planning period in Districts 10, 11, and 12 respectively. There are approximately 142 kilometres of primary road construction planned within the scope of this plan. Also, there are 11,490 hectares of pre-commercial thinnings planned and approximately 2,540 hectares of site preparation and planting proposed.
  • August 8, 2002 - The undertaking was registered.
  • September 16, 2002 - Public comments are due.
  • September 22, 2002 - The Minister's decision was due.
  • November 8, 2002 - The Minister released District 10 from the environmental assessment process with conditions.
  • November 28, 2002 - The Minister released District 11 from the environmental assessment process with conditions.
  • December 23, 2002 - The Minister released District 12 from the environmental assessment process with conditions.

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