Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1865

Crown 5-Year Operating Plan for Zone 2  (2017-2021)

Proponent:  Forest Service, Dept. Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

 The proponent has submitted a proposal for a five-year Sustainable Forest Management Plan for Zone 2, encompassing Forest Management Districts 2 and 3.  Zone 2 is located in eastern Newfoundland and extends from Long Harbour River, Northwest River and Terra Nova National Park in the west to Come-By-Chance in the east and includes all of the Bonavista Peninsula, Burin Peninsula and all the islands of Placentia Bay. The plan describes timber harvesting operations, construction of access roads and silviculture activities. The undertaking is necessary to maintain and or expand the existing commercial industry and allow for domestic harvesting for home heating. The plan covers the period from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2021.

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