Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1049

Crown Five Year Forest Mgmt Plan Dist 23 (Postville)2003-2007

Proponent: Dept. of Forest Resources and Agrifoods

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description:
    • The proponent in conjunction with the Labrador Inuit Association (LIA) and a subsidiary company (Post Mill Lumber) has submitted a five year operating plan (January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2007) for Forest Management District 23. The plan covers only a portion of District 23, specifically a contiguous block centered on the community of Postville, Labrador and the Kaipokok River, which encompasses the majority of the merchantable forest in the District. This is the first five year operating plan for District 23, with the objective to develop a long-term sawmill business in the community of Postville. The plan describes the allocation of wood supply and proposed forest harvesting, silviculture activities, road construction and environmental protection and monitoring. The plan describes a potential harvest of 12,000 cubic metres of timber each year over approximately 120 hectares, the construction of 34 kilometres of new forest access roads, and 75 hectares of silviculture treatment per year consisting mainly of planting and secondly pre-commercial thinning.
  • December 30, 2002 - The undertaking was registered.
  • February 6, 2003 - Public comments are due.
  • February 13, 2003 - The Minister's decision was due.
  • February 20, 2003 - The Minister announced that the undertaking was released from further environmental assessment subject to conditions.

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