Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1383

2008 Balsam Fir Sawfly Program in Western NL

Proponent: Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, Lands Branch

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes to carry out an operational aerial control program in Western Newfoundland using the biological control agent Abietiv (nucleopolyhedrovirus). The program will involve application mainly to areas forecast to receive moderate and severe balsam for sawfly defoliation in 2008 or additional adjacent silviculture areas which will be monitored and treated if necessary. The spray blocks are located in the Cormack area near Deer Lake and Sandy Lake.

  • May 14, 2008 - The undertaking was registered.
  • June 20, 2008 - Public comments are due.
  • June 28, 2008 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • July 7, 2008 - The undertaking was released.

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