Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Brush Cutting and Fence Line Repairs – Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Gander

August 10, 2023 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, the Department of National Defence is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by August 29, 2023 to:
Alex Hanrahan
Mailing Address:  PO Box 6000 Stn Main
Gander, NL, Canada, A1V 1X1

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) has determined a requirement to repair or replace sections of the existing security fence at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador. CFB Gander is situated on land leased from Transport Canada under management of the Gander International Airport Authority. The work requirements are anticipated to include brush cutting along both sides of the fence line, which may or may not require tree removal, demolition of approximately 132 meters of existing fence line and installation of approximately 323 meters of new fence line. The security fence line runs the perimeter of the DND leased area around developed areas and through or adjacent to wooded or wetland areas. Proposed work may temporarily disturb wetlands as brush cutting or fence repairs may be required in or adjacent to existing identified wetlands, loss of wetland function is not anticipated.

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