Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1360

Crown District 1 Five Year Forest Operating Plan (2007-11) Amendment

Proponent: Department of Natural Resources

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proposed commercial cutting area amendment (Gander Pond, Area J-4C) is located on Crown land approximately eight kilometres east of the community of Whitbourne, immediately northeast of the Munn agricultural lease property. Approximately 24 hectares of mature balsam fir-dominated forest, representing a harvest volume up to 3,000 cubic metres, is proposed. The purpose of the amendment is to provide an alternate harvest area for a local operator to replace the Halls Gullies operating area (B-1C). This area is currently deferred until a mitigation plan, regarding the arboreal lichen Erioderma pedicellatum, is accepted by the proponent and this department.

  • November 22, 2007 - The undertaking was registered.
  • December 28, 2007 - Public comments are due.
  • January 6, 2008 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • March 11, 2008 - The Minister releases the undertaking from environmental assessment subject to conditions.

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