Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1351

Crown District 19A (Goose Bay) Five Year Forest Operating Plan (2008 -12)

Proponent: Department of Natural Resources

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes timber harvesting, silviculture and road construction in District 19A, Goose Bay area. The intent is to harvest approximately 1,000,000 cubic metres of merchantable softwood over the five year period. Approximately 73 kilometres of forest access road development/reconstruction will be required from both the Crown and Commercial operators. District 19A contains the majority of Labrador’s closed canopy forest.

  • September 24, 2007 - The undertaking was registered.
  • November 2, 2007 - Public comments are due.
  • November 8, 2007 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • January 10, 2008 - The Minister releases the project from further environmental assessment.
  • June 27, 2008 - The Minister announces that the undertaking is withdrawn.

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