Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1398

Crown Districts 14 and 15 Five-Year Operating Plan 2009-2013

Proponent: Department of Natural Resources

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

Districts 14 and 15 are located on the west and southwest coasts of the island and extend from Burgeo and Port aux Basques in the south to the southern boundary of Gros Morne National Park. In District 14 there will be harvesting of approximately 260,000 cubic metres of timber, construction of 30 kilometres of primary forest access roads and associated silviculture activities. In District 15 approximately 100,000 cubic metres of timber will be harvested along with some silviculture activities. The undertaking will allow the continuation of existing commercial forestry industry and allow domestic harvest for home heating. Activities are scheduled to commence on January 1, 2009 and end on December 31, 2013.

  • November 6, 2008 - The undertaking was registered.
  • December 11, 2008 - Public comments are due.
  • December 19, 2008 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • December 19, 2008 - The Minister releases the undertaking.

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