Fortune ATV trail registered
Environment and Conservation Minister Tom Hedderson has announced a local registration relative to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act.
The Fortune ATV Trail, with Proponent Fortune ATV Trail Association, registered its proposed development Sept. 17.
The Association proposes to develop a 5.5 kilometre multipurpose ATV trail between Fortune Brook and Jenkins Hill. The trail will connect to the existing Fortune North West Pond trail system, as well as the Lamaline trail system, to the south and the existing Grand Bank-Lance au Loup Trail to the east.
Construction of the trail will require the use of a small track excavator and manual labour to remove brush and debris. The work is scheduled for completion in two phases – in the fall 2013 and the fall 2014.
The deadline for public comments is Oct. 23 and the minister’s decision is due by Nov. 1.
For further information on the environmental assessment process, contact the Director of Environmental Assessment tollfree:
1-800-563-6181 or by mail: Director, Environmental Assessment Division, Department of Environment and Conservation, West Block, Confederation Building, Box 8700, St. John’s, A1B 4J6.
Environmental assessment information is also on the department website at: ‘www.gov.nl.ca/env’.