Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 986

Abitibi Consolidated District 14 Five Year Operating Plan (Cold Brook/Silver Lake)

Proponent: Abitibi Consolidated Inc.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

  • The proposed Five Year Plan covers the period from January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2006. The proponent proposes to harvest 80,000 cubic metres of timber. This volume would be harvested using the traditional short wood harvesting systems and mechanical harvesters. It is proposed that 30 kilometres of forest access roads will be constructed to access any mature and overmature forest stands. Twenty-five bridges/culverts are proposed. Five hundered hectares of pre-commercial thinning is proposed. Proposed harvest areas include the Cold Brook Area (Pond Ridge, Dans Pond, Phillips Brook, Cold Brook, Robinsons Area, Boyd/Styles Area) and Silver Lake Area (Road Runner Area, Paul's Lake, Moustache Pond Area, Little Barachois Area).
  • November 13, 2001 - The undertaking was registered.
  • January 7, 2002 - The Minister announced that the undertaking was released from environmental assessment subject to terms and conditions.

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