Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1268

Crown District 4 Five Year Operating Plan Southwest GanderAmendment

Proponent: Newfoundland & Labrador Forest Service

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description: The proponent proposes an amendment to the Five Year Operating Plan for Forest Management District 4 in the vicinity of Southwest Gander River at Southwest Pond. The amendment provides for an additional harvest of approximately 25,000 cubic metres of merchantable Class I softwood and 10,000 cubic metres of Class III softwood over a two year period. The operating area will be accessed from Glenwood in the north and the Northwest Gander River along Bay d'Espoir Highway in the west. Reconstruction of 19 kilometres of existing road will be required. New primary road construction of approximately 7 kilometres will also be required. One reconstructed bridge will be at Larsen's Falls to the north and another will be on the Southwest Gander Riverto the west.
  • June 15, 2006 - The undertaking was registered.
  • July 25, 2006 - Public comments are due.
  • July 30, 2006 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • February 13, 2007 - The proponent withdraws the undertaking from environmental assessment.

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