Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1622

Crown Districts 9 and 16 Five-Year Operating Plan

Proponent: Department of Natural Resources

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent has submitted a Five-Year Operating Plan for Forest Management Districts 9 and 16 (Planning Zone 7). Planning Zone 7 is located on both sides of White Bay and extends from Deer Lake in the west to Cat Arm in the north, and includes all of the Baie Verte Peninsula. The plan describes proposed forestry operations from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016. In District 9, the plan includes commercial and domestic harvesting of approximately 640,000 cubic metres of timber, construction of approximately 33 kilometres of primary access roads and silviculture treatment of 3,200 hectares. In District 16, the plan includes commercial and domestic harvesting of approximately 600,000 cubic metres of timber, construction of approximately nine kilometres of primary access roads and completion of silviculture activities. This plan is proposed in order to maintain and/or expand the existing commercial industry and allow domestic wood harvesting for home heating.

  • December 13, 2011 - The undertaking was registered.
  • January 25, 2012 - Public comments are due.
  • January 27, 2012 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • March 14, 2012 - The Minister announced that the project is released.

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