Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1349

Crown District 7 (Bay d'Espoir) Five Year Forest Operating Plan (08-12)

Proponent: Department of Natural Resources

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes a five year forest operating plan for District 7 that outlines timber harvest plans, silviculture treatments and primary road locations. The planning area encompasses approximately 188,000 ha of productive forest stands within an area of approximately 1.2 million ha. The targeted stands are generally over-mature stands of black spruce and white birch. 23.5 km of new roads will be constructed and 40.4 km of existing roads will be reconstructed.

  • September 14, 2007 - The undertaking was registered.
  • October 25, 2007 - Public comments are due.
  • October 29, 2007 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • January 31, 2008 - The Minister releases the undertaking from environmental assessment subject to conditions.

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