Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1556

Forestry Management District 1 - Amendment to Five Year Plan

Proponent: Forestry and Agrifoods Agency

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

This project details an amendment to the current Five Year Operating Plan for Forestry Management District 1 (Avalon Peninsula). The amendment concerns the establishment of the Tower Road commercial operating area, located northeast of the community of Mount Carmel-Mitchell’s Brook-St. Catherine’s. Approximately 4.13 hectares will be harvested in the area under amendment. There will be no new road construction associated with this amendment. The area contains silviculturally treated forest dominated by balsam fir. A high proportion of mortality is present in the amendment area and the intent is to capture this wood while it is still merchantable. Commercial harvesting activities will commence in the spring of 2011. The current Five Year Plan for this district will expire on December 31, 2011.

  • February 1, 2011 - The undertaking was registered.
  • March 9, 2011 - Public comments are due.
  • March 18, 2011 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • March 28, 2011 - The project was released

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