Indian Arm Brook Proposed Ecological Reserve: Background and Questionnaire


 

Overview

Indian Arm Brook Proposed Ecological Reserve is an area nominated by the public for protection under the Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Act.

Whether (and how) to protect Indian Arm Brook is a decision that involves the communities that surround the proposed reserve. WERAC has completed the in-person and online engagements regarding the protection of Indian Arm Brook. The council will review all submissions and report back in the new year. 

A warm thank you to all those that submitted comments and took part in the public engagement sessions. Your input is invaluable and shapes the future of Newfoundland and Labrador’s forests, rivers, and wildlife.

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Quick Facts

Indian Arm Brook map

The proposed ecological reserve is south of Campbellton and east of Notre Dame Provincial Park in Central Newfoundland and includes:

  • 272 km2 of the Indian Arm Brook watershed (also known as Campbellton River)
  • Diverse wildlife, plants and habitats typical of the Central Newfoundland Forest Natural Region
  • A wilderness recreation area adjacent to many communities
  • A large portion of the Campbellton River watershed (scheduled salmon river)
  • A provincial Sensitive Wildlife Area of waterfowl habitat
  • A small resident Woodland Caribou population

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How Can You Get Involved?

Online Questionnaire

This questionnaire can be completed in less than 5 minutes and provides WERAC with valuable information about what you would like to see for the future of Indian Arm Brook. 

If you have any questions related to this questionnaire or require an alternate format please contact the WERAC Secretariat at 709-636-4836 or werac@gov.nl.ca. A printable version of the questionnaire can be accessed by clicking here.

Closing date for submitting the online questionnaire is December 8, 2023.

Please note you must log in or register to complete the questionnaire.

Click Here to Complete the Questionnaire

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Interactive Map

There is an optional interactive map feature which can be used to select a specific area that you would like to highlight or flag concerns with in regards to the proposed ecological reserve. 

Closing date for submitting to the interactive map is December 8, 2023.

Please note you must log in or register to complete the interactive map.

Click Here to Use the Interactive Map

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Engagement Sessions

Attend a virtual or in-person session to discuss the proposed Indian Arm Brook Ecological Reserve. To reserve a seat at any of the engagement sessions please click on the links below.

Date:

Location:

Venue:

Time:

Register:

October 18, 2023

Virtual

WebEx Virtual Session

6:30-8:30pm

Registration Closed

November 1, 2023

Lewisporte

Brittany Inn

6:30-9:00pm

Registration Closed

November 22, 2023

Lewisporte

Lions Club Recreation Centre

6:30-9:00pm

Registration Closed

November 23, 2023

Norris Arm

Norris Arm Heritage and Arts Centre

10:00am-1:00pm

Registration Closed

Please note that the virtual session will be recorded and uploaded to the site for anyone that is unable to attend either session.

If you require any disability-related accommodations to participate in a session, please contact 709-636-4836.

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Written Submissions

If you prefer to participate with a written contribution, please send an email or letter with your comments to WERAC by December 8, 2023.

Written submissions can be sent by:

Mail:  WERAC Secretariat         
    Department of Environment and Climate Change         
    PO Box 2006             
    Corner Brook, NL           
    Canada  A2H 6J8

Email: werac@gov.nl.ca 

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Indian Arm Brook Contact List

Sign up here to be kept up to date on the Indian Arm Brook nomination:          
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Resources

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How Will Your Input Be Used?

The information we receive will be reviewed by the WERAC and the Department of Environment and Climate Change. WERAC will craft a Recommendation Report. That document is then submitted to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and a decision is made on provisional protection. All feedback will be considered in WERAC’s assessment, and the development and submission of its Recommendation Report to Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Privacy Statement

The collection of information is done under the authority of section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015, for the purpose of collecting public feedback on Indian Arm Brook Study Area.

Any personal information that may be received will be governed in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and will only be used for the purpose of informing participants of public engagement results at the end of the process.

If you have any questions about how this information will be collected, used and disclosed, please contact Amanda Clarke at atippecc@gov.nl.ca.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments, please contact the WERAC Secretariat at 709-636-4836 or werac@gov.nl.ca.

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