“Newfoundland and Labrador is blessed with forest resources which have been a source of employment and raw materials throughout our history,” said the Honourable Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency. “The development of a Provincial Sustainable Forest Management Strategy will ensure the development of the province’s valuable forest resources is undertaken with Newfoundlanders and Labradorians as the primary beneficiaries.”
The strategy is required under the Forestry Act and is renewed every 10 years. Consultation sessions will be held in several communities over the next month to give industry, interested groups and organizations, and the public the opportunity to discuss the sustainable management of Newfoundland and Labrador’s forest resource.
Consultation sessions have been scheduled as follows:
|Tuesday, February 28||Grand Falls-Windsor||Mount Peyton Hotel||7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 1||Gander||Albatross Hotel||7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, March 7||Plum Point||Plum Point Motel||7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, March 13||St. John’s||Holiday Inn||7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, March 20||Corner Brook||Glynmill Inn||7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 22||Happy Valley-Goose Bay||Hotel North 2||7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
Residents interested in participating in a consultation session must pre-register a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting time by calling 709-637-2283 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presenters must provide a copy of the presentation which will be posted on the department’s website. Written submissions can be made via mail to:Wayne Kelly, Director, Centre for Forest Science and Innovation Department of Natural Resources P.O. Box 2006 Corner Brook, NL A2H 6J8