Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1827

Crown Zone 5 Five-Year Forestry Operating Plan (2016-2020)                       

Proponent:  Forestry and Agrifoods Agency - Forestry Services Branch

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent has submitted a proposal for a Five-year Operating Plan for Zone 5 which includes Forest Management Districts 10, 11, 12 and 13 in Central Newfoundland.  Zone 5 includes the area between Victoria Lake in the west to Bay D’Espoir highway in the east and from Island Pond in the south to North and South Twin Lakes in the north.  The undertaking will enable the Forestry Services Branch to harvest timber, construct forest access roads and conduct silviculture activities.  The undertaking is necessary to maintain or expand the existing commercial industry and allow domestic harvesting for home heating.  The plan is scheduled to commence on January 1, 2016 and end on December 31, 2020.          

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