Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1388

Crown Forestry District 1 (Mushroom Gully) Amendment

Proponent: Dept. of Natural Resources

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes to cut two blocks of timber comprising a total area of 14.3 hectares with a soft wood volume of approximately 1,100 cubic metres. Commercial harvest area B-1C was scheduled for harvest from 2007-2009. Due to a conflict with the Endangered Species Act with respect to the arboreal lichen Erioderma pedicellatum, this area was withdrawn from the plan. As a consequence, a small commercial harvester who was scheduled to cut this area was without timber to harvest. The purpose of this amendment is to address this situation by providing the timber volume required by this operator over the next two to three years. The two proposed harvest blocks are residual stands that were not harvested in the previous 5 year plan. These stands are located on the Clam River Forest Access Road (Fox Marsh area) which is scheduled for decommissioning in this 5 year plan. No roads will be constructed prior to or as part of this harvesting activity.

  • June 24, 2008 - The undertaking was registered.
  • August 1, 2008 - Public comments are due.
  • August 8, 2008 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • October 6, 2008 - The Minister released the undeetaking.

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