ATV trail proposal registered for environmental assessment

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A proposal to construct a 2.2 kilometre ATV trail starting south of the North Harbour intersection on the Burin Peninsula Highway, and running north to two cabins, has been registered for assessment with the province's environment department.

ATVs. File photo

Calvin Eddy and Henry Fiander are the proponents of the Burin Peninsula Five Mile Pond Area ATV Trail.

The men plan to construct the trail by clearing low brush and corduroying wet areas. 

And they plan to do so by the sweat of their brows. 

The assessment bulletin notes that no heavy equipment will be used to construct the trail, with all work being done with hand tools such as chainsaws and axes.

The undertaking was registered Thursday. 

The deadline for public comments is Feb. 14 and the minister’s decision is due by Feb. 23.

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  • Doug
    January 10, 2014 - 12:43

    Good job guys

  • Churchill
    January 10, 2014 - 11:32

    These kind of trails are routinely approved. Maybe the news is that these guys are doing it legally, instead of creating an illegal trail or just destroying the wetlands with ATV's. I'm glad they're doing it the right way. Just remember, to ride an ATV all over the barrens as you please is illegal and destructive.