Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1308

Holyrood to St. John's Snowmobile Trail (Resubmission)

Proponent: Eastern Trailriders

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description: [The route for the proposed undertaking entering the City Limits of St. John's has been significantly changed by the proponent from the previous submission (Reg. 1209) to attempt to address environmental concerns or for other reasons.] The proponent proposes to construct approximately 42 kilometres of snowmobile trail from the City of St. John's to the Town of Holyrood, there connecting to the existing rail-bed and continuing west via the rail-bed to Goobies. The proposed trail will be 5 metres wide. The trail will be constructed to national standards and will be maintained by the Eastern Trailriders with proper signage to mark the trail for safe snowmobile travel. Development of the trail will require cutting of trees and construction of stream crossings to complete the trail.
  • December 13, 2006 - The undertaking was registered.
  • January 18, 2007 - Public comments are due.
  • January 27, 2007 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • February 5, 2007 - The Minister releases the project from further environmental assessment.

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