Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1265

Crown Dist 8. (Upper Scissors Pond) Forest Plan Amendment

Proponent: NF & Lab. Forest Service, Dept. of Natural Resources

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description: The proponent proposes to harvest approximately 9,000 cubic metres of merchantable softwood and hardwood, covering an area of approximately 185 hectares in Forest Management District 8 (Exploits Bay District) near Upper Scissors Pond, to the southwest of the Town of Lewisporte . The harvesting operation will include approximately 7,500 cubic metres of softwood (primarily black spruce) and 1,500 cubic metres of hardwood (primarily white birch) and will be completed over a one year period. Approximately 3.5 kilometres of road will be constructed for the harvesting operation. Once the harvesting and subsequent silvicultural activities are completed, the road will be decommissioned.
  • June 7, 2006 - The undertaking was registered.
  • July 13, 2006 - Public comments are due.
  • July 22, 2006 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • July 28, 2006 - The Minister announced the undertaking is released from further environmental assessment review.

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