Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1064

District 12 (Abitibi) 5-Year Operating Plan Amendment

Department of Forest Resources and Agrifoods

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description:
    • In accordance with Agreements with Abitibi-Consolidated, the proponent intends to facilitate the harvest and salvage of 90,000 cubic metres of fire damaged timber as sawlogs, pulpwood, and fuelwood from the site of a 4,000 hectare fire between the Millertown Junction Road and the domestic cutting block immediately southwest of the Town of Badger. Silvicultural scarification and planting will also be undertaken. There will be a 100 metre buffer along the Exploits River and a minimum 20 metre buffer from other watercourses and waterbodies. Access will by secondary forest access roads, and 30 people will be employed in the harvesting planned to start immediately upon release and to be concentrated in the next two years.
  • March 26, 2003 - The undertaking was registered.
  • May 8, 2003 - The Minister announced that the undertaking was released from further environmetnal assessment.

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