Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1713

Forest Management District 14 and 15 Five Year Operating Plan

Proponent: Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited, has registered the Five Year Operating Plan for Forest Management Districts 14 and 15 (Planning Zone 6). Districts 14 and 15 are located on the west and southwest coasts of the island and extend from Burgeo and Port aux Basques in the south to the southern boundary of Gros Morne National Park. In District 14 there will be harvesting of approximately 488,500 cubic metres of timber, construction of 31 kilometres of primary forest access roads and associated silviculture activities. In District 15 there will be harvesting approximately 1.2 million cubic metres of timber, construction of 98 kilometres of primary forest access roads and associated silviculture activities. The undertaking will allow the continuation of existing commercial forestry industry and allow domestic harvest for home heating. Activities are scheduled to commence on January 1, 2014 and end on December 31, 2018.

  • July 8, 2013 - The undertaking was registered.
  • August 13, 2013 - Deadline for public comments.
  • August 22, 2013 - The minister’s decision is due.
  • August 2, 2013 - Project Withdrawn.

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