Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1688

Forest Management Districts 4, 5, 6 & 8
– Five-Year Operating Plan (2012-16) Amendment

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 Districts 4, 5, 6 & 8 (Eastport Peninsula). The amendment concerns the establishment of domestic harvesting occurring concurrently with an experimental research regime examining the impact of domestic harvest on pine marten habitat. Harvesting will take place in Domestic Block D0528 in Forest Management District 5. Harvesting will consist of domestic sawlog and firewood operations using chainsaw, with most harvesting occurring in fall and winter and most of the wood being removed via snowmobile. The estimated annual harvest will be approximately 650 cubic metres. There will be no new road construction associated with this amendment.

  • Janaury 22, 2013 — The undertaking was registered.
  • February 26, 2013 — Public comments are due.
  • March 8, 2013 — The Minister's decision is due.
  • May 9, 2013 - The Minister Announced that the project is released.

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