Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1176

Barton Sheep Farm

Proponent: Mr. Reg Gardner

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description:
    The proponent proposes to develop a sheep farm near Barton, Smith Sound, Trinity Bay. The site is to the northwest of Smith Sound Provincial Park and approximately midway between Riders Brook and Snooks Brook. The proposed farm will be on a 107 hectare site accessed with a 300 metre road on the north side of Route 232. Approximately 100 breeding ewes and 4 rams are planned to be imported in the fall of 2005, with expansion in four years to approximately 500 sheep and 1,000 lambs born annually. Other farm infrastructure development will include five sheep sheds, a hay barn, equipment shed and perimeter fencing. Development is planned to commence in early May, 2005.
  • February 21, 2005 - The undertaking was registered.
  • March 28, 2005 - Public comments are due.
  • April 20, 2005 - The Minister released the project from further environmental assessment.

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