Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1727

Crown Districts 14 and 15 Five Year Operating Plan

Proponent: Department of Natural Resources

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent, The Department of Natural Resources, has submitted a Five-Year Operating Plan (2014–2018) 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 180,000 cubic metres of timber, construction of 11 kilometres of primary forest access roads and various silviculture treatments. In District 15 approximately 160,000 cubic metres of timber will be harvested. The undertaking will allow the continuation of existing commercial forestry industry and allow domestic harvesting for home heating. Activities are scheduled to commence on January 1, 2014 and end on December 31, 2018.

  • September 17, 2013 - The undertaking was registered.
  • October 23, 2013 - Deadline for public comments.
  • November 1, 2013 - The minister’s decision is due.
  • March 6, 2014 - The Minister announced that the project is released.

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