Five-Year Forest Management Public Consultations

Forest Management Planning Process

The Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture is seeking input on the planning, development and use of the forest resources of the province located in planning Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 7 and Forest Management Districts 21 and 22.

We Want to Hear From You

To inform the development of the Five-Year Forest Operating Plans, the Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture is seeking input from the public and forest stakeholders. Feedback can be provided online by completing the form below for your area, in writing, or by telephone appointment.

The deadline for feedback is August 13, 2021

Five Year Forest Management Plans:

Zone 1 – FMD 01
Geographic Location: Avalon Peninsula, east of Come by Chance.
To view the Five-Year Forest Management Plan (2022-2026) for Zone 1:

  • Zone 1 Forest Management Plan 2022-26, please click here. 
  • Zone 1 Commercial Overview Map 2022-26, please click here.
  • Zone 1 Domestic Overview Map 2022-26, please click here.

Zone 2 – FMD 02 and 03
Geographic Location: Long Harbour River, Northwest River, and Terra Nova National Park in the west to Come By Chance in the east and includes all of the Bonavista Peninsula, Burin Peninsula, and all the islands in Placentia Bay. 
To view the Five-Year Forest Management Plan (2022-2026) for Zone 2:

  • Zone 2 Forest Management Plan 2022-26, please click here.
  • Zone 2 Commercial Overview Map 2022-26, please click here.
  • Zone 2 Domestic Overview Map 2022-26, please click here.

Zone 3 – FMD 04, 05, 06 and 08
Geographic Location: Extends from Seal Bay in the northwest, easterly along the coast to New-Wes-Valley in the northeast, then southerly to Terra Nova National Park in the east and then west along the northern edge of the Bay Du’ Nord Wilderness Area to the general area of the Bay D’Espoir Highway near Great Gull Lake.  Includes the communities of Gambo, Gander, Twillingate, Lewisporte and Botwood.
To view the Five-Year Forest Management Plan (2022-2026) for Zone 3:

  • Zone 3 Forest Management Plan 2022-26, please click here.
  • Zone 3 Commercial Overview Map 2022-26, please click here.
  • Zone 3 Domestic Overview Map 2022-26, please click here.

Zone 7 – FMD 09 and 16
Geographic Location: Deer Lake in the west to Cat Arm in the north and includes all of the Baie Verte Peninsula. Includes the communities of Deer Lake, Hampden, Sops Arm, Springdale, and Baie Verte.
To view the Five-Year Forest Management Plan (2022-2026) for Zone 7:

  • Zone 7 Forest Management Plan 2022-26, please click here.
  • Zone 7 Commercial Overview Map 2022-26, please click here.
  • Zone 7 Domestic Overview Map 2022-26, please click here.

FMD 21 (Labrador)
Geographic Location: Located in Labrador and is bounded to the north by Hawke Bay and Hawke Bay Brook, with the boundary following a general westerly direction until it meets Paradise River. To the west along Paradise and St. Pauls Rivers and the Quebec-Labrador boarder to the Strait of Belle Isle. To the east and south by the Labrador Sea, including all islands to Hawke Bay.
To view the Five-Year Forest Management Plan (2022-2026) for FMD 21:

  • FMD 21 Forest Management Plan 2022-26, please click here.
  • FMD 21 Commercial Overview Map 2022-26, please click here.
  • FMD 21 Domestic Overview Map 2022-26, please click here.

FMD 22 (Labrador)
Located in Western Labrador, bounded by the Quebec-Labrador border. It is also bounded by Forest Management Districts 19, 23 and 24. The district is large, representing approximately 8 million hectares.
To view the Five-Year Forest Management Plan (2022-2026) for FMD 22:

  • FMD 22 Forest Management Plan 2022-26, please click here.
  • FMD 22 Commercial & Domestic Overview Map 2022-26, please click here.

Ways to Participate

 1.Complete a Public Consultation Response Form.  Please be sure to indicate the specific zone or Forest Management District. 

Click here to access the Public Consultation Response Form. 

The form can be completed online or in writing by printing the Public Consultation Response Form and sending to the appropriate mailing address or fax number identified in the table below. 

2. Telephone appointments can be made by contacting the District Ecosystem Manger identified for the Zone/District in the table below.

Zone and District ContactMailFaxTelephone Appointment

Zone 1 - FMD 1

Mr. Jason Glode,
District Ecosystem Manager

220 Paddy’s Pond Road
P.O. Box 13036
St. John’s, NL 
A1B 3V8

709-729-4292

709-729-4180

Zone 2 – FMD 2 & 3

Mr. Tim Andrews,
District Ecosystem Manager

97 Manitoba Drive,
Suite 208   
Clarenville, NL
A5A 1K3

709-466-3802

709-466-7439

Zone 3 – FMD 4, 5, 6 & 8

Mr. Francis Skeard,
District Ecosystem Manager

133 Airport Blvd.
Gander, NL
 A1V 2N9

709-256-1459

709-256-1450

Zone 7 – FMD 9 & 16

Ms. Rebecca Parsons,
District Ecosystem Manager

Pasadena District Office       
P.O. Box 280,
Pasadena NL 
A0L 1K0

709-686-5041

709-686-2400

FMD 21 & 22 (Labrador)

Mr. Craig Coady,
District Ecosystem Manager

P.O. Box 429    
North West River, NL 
A0P 1C0

709-497-8482

709-497-8479

Respondent Declaration/Privacy Statement

The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture is committed to protecting personal information, which is being collected in accordance with section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (ATIPPA, 2015) and will be used for the purpose of Sustainable Forest Management Planning.  It will not be used for any other purposes unless authorized under ATIPPA, 2015.

By completing this form, I acknowledge that representatives from the Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture may contact me with further information and for follow-up.

Please do not provide any unnecessary information.

If you have any questions about how this information will be collected, used and disclosed, please contact Holly Warford by email at HollyWarford@gov.nl.ca or by telephone at 709-729-3730.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the public consultation process, please contact the District Ecosystem Manager for the Zone/District identified in the table above or Dave Poole, Supervisor of Strategic Planning, by email at davepoole@gov.nl.ca or telephone at 709-256-1416.