Municipal Affairs and Environment


Registration 1909

Crown District 23 Five Year Forestry Operating Plan (2018-22)

Proponent: Department of Fisheries and Land Resources

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent has a submitted a proposal for a Five-Year Forest Management Plan for Forest Management District 23. District 23 covers an area of 2.2 million hectares and is located generally between the Labrador Coast and the Mulligan and Red Wine rivers to the west. The undertaking will enable the harvesting of 78,500 cubic metres of timber, construct approximately 20 kilometres of primary forest access road, and apply silviculture prescriptions on approximately 375 hectares throughout the district within the five year period. The undertaking is necessary to maintain and/or expand the existing commercial industry and allow domestic harvest for home building and heating. The plan covers the period from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2022.

The undertaking was registered on July 13, 2017; the deadline for public comments is August 21, 2017; and the minister’s decision is due by August 27, 2017.

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