Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1740

Crown Five-Year Operating Plan FMD 7 (2013-2017)

Proponent: Newfoundland and Labrador Forest Services

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent has submitted an amendment to their Five Year Operating Plan to allow access to 10,000 cubic metres of harvestable timber that was not identified in the Fire Year Operating Plan. The purpose of the amendment is to allow the harvest of an area of recently insect infested trees. The proposed harvest area has reached commercial viability and if not harvested soon will succumb to mortality. This amendment represents a conversion of an approved domestic operating area to allow for commercial activity. No new forest access roads will be required to access the area. The proposed amendment will not increase in Forest Management Districts 7 harvest level as harvesting will be reduced elsewhere in the District to balance this harvest. Operations will commence in the spring and continue through the 2014 operating season.

  • January 30, 2014 - The undertaking was registered.
  • March 6, 2014 - Deadline for public comments.
  • March 16, 2014 - The minister’s decision is due.
  • April 28, 2014 - The Minister announced that the project is released.

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