Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1614

Forest Management District 1: Crown Five-Year Operating Plan (2012-2016)

Proponent: Department of Natural Resources

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent has submitted a Five-Year Operating Plan for Forest Management District 1. District 1 consists of the Avalon Peninsula east of Come by Chance. The Five-Year Plan describes proposed forestry operations from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016 and includes forest access road construction and decommissioning, proposed allocation of wood supply and forest harvesting, silviculture, forest protection, forest management research and monitoring and conservation activities. Approximately 77,010 cubic metres of timber is scheduled to be harvested by the Crown in District 1 over the next five years. New primary access road construction is expected to total 17.4 kilometers with an additional 15.8 kilometers set to be decommissioned.

  • November 15, 2011 - The undertaking was registered.
  • December 21, 2011 - Public comments are due.
  • December 30, 2011 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • March 6, 2012 - The Minister announced that the project is released.

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