Peninsula ATV trails receive approval
Environment and Conservation Minister Joan Shea has announced the release of two Burin Peninsula trails from environmental review.
The events are relative to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act.
The Burin Peninsula Five Mile Pond Area ATV Trail and the Fortune ATV Trail are both released to allow further development.
Calvin Eddy and Henry Fiander are proponents for the Burin Peninsula trail.
The Fortune ATV Trail Association is the proponent for the Fortune trail.
However, this project is released subject to the following condition – A 30- metre vegetated buffer is to be maintained from water bodies and wetlands except for those crossings that may be approved under the Water Resources Act.
Further information on the environmental assessment process is available from the Director of Environmental Assessment toll-free:
1-800-563-6181 or by mail to: 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’.