Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1472

Crown District 20 Five-Year Operating Plan (2010-2014)

Proponent: Dept. of Natural Resources

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

District 20 (Sandwich Bay) consists of 2.2 million hectares of boreal forest, situated on the south coast of Labrador. The current annual allowable cut (AAC) for the district has been calculated to be 30, 085 cubic metres for a total harvest of 150,425 cubic metres over the five year planning period. Sixteen commercial harvesting blocks are proposed for harvest over the next five years. Domestic harvests will take place in several blocks located near communities. The majority of commercial timber available for harvest is accessible by current road networks. If current levels of commercial activity significantly increase, an additional 14.2 kilometres of access roads will need construction. Protection will focus on maintaining forest health and protecting people, property and resources from forest fires.

  • January 27, 2010 - The undertaking was registered.
  • March 8, 2010 - Public comments are due.
  • March 12, 2010 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • May 11, 2010 - The project was released.

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