Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 999

Crown Five Year Forest Management Plan Dist 17 (Port Saunders) 2002-2007

Proponent: Dept.of Forest Resources and Agrifoods

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

  • The proponent has submitted a five year forest operating plan for Crown Land in District 17 (Port Saunders Management District), which is located on the southern half of the Great Northern Peninsula. The plan covers the operating period from April 2002 to March 2007. The plan describes past forestry activities, the allocation of wood supply and harvesting, forestry exchange agreements, silviculture activities, road construction, habitat protection and environmental protection and land use. The plan describes proposed harvesting of approximately 57,540 cubic metres of timber per year (approx. 287,700 cubic metres total over the five year period) by commercial and domestic harvesting on Crown Lands. Construction of 121 kilometres of forest roads to access mature and over mature forest stands, including 26 kilometres of roads in the Soufflets River Valley to access timber in future planning periods. Also proposed is 6,460 hectares of silviculture treatment including stand reclamation, planting and thinning during the five year period.
  • January 24, 2002 - The undertaking was registered.
  • February 28, 2002 - Public comments were due.
  • August 2, 2002 - The Minister released the project from the environmental assessment process.

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