Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1519

Crown Forest District 1 - Five Year Operating Plan (2007-2011) Amendment

Proponent: Department of Natural Resources

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The amendment is for the establishment of the Old Witless Bay Line commercial operating area into the current Crown Five Year Operating Plan for District 1 located on the Avalon Peninsula. It is proposed that over the remaining two years of the Five Year plan approximately 15-20 hectares will be harvested per year in the area under amendment. The amendment area is located on the Old Witless Bay Line and encompasses a total area of 318 hectares. The area contains mixed balsam fir-black spruce forests and the areas harvested will be silviculturally treated post harvest using a combination of site preparation and/or planting. There is no new road construction associated with this amendment. Commercial harvesting activities will commence upon approval and continue until the end of December 2011.

  • July 6, 2010 - The undertaking was registered.
  • August 11, 2010 - Public comments are due.
  • August 19, 2010 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • September 3, 2010 - The undertaking was released.

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