Lac Eauclaire Timber Harvest Program

The Proposed Project

Pelican Lake First Nations is looking to do some targeted timber harvesting in the Lac EauClaire area creating some fire guards and select logging of mature timber.  With the lakes and Lac EauClaire region being a prized asset to PLFN, utmost care will taken to retain buffers to all the lakes, and maintain the recreational use of these reserve lands.  We have estimated 90,000m3 of timber which is availible to harvest, with an approximate split of 45,000 m3 of softwood, and 45,000 m3 of hardwood.    We look to initiate harvest May 1, 2021, and complete our harvest plan over a couple seasons, completing all operations April 30, 2023.

Preplanning has been ongoing for over 12 months, with Chief and Council, stakeholders, Pelican Resort Board, and Tolko.  Planning committee has given high standards of precaution to the region to create a harvest plan, while maintaining awareness to the lakes, streams, cultural grounds and assets which PLFN has in this region. Standard logging activities will be active through this harvesting program, targeting old growth and looking to retain younger trees for future plans.  Temporary roads will be utilized to extract any timber with attention given to higher ground, avoiding any sensitive regions, creeks, and water bodies.  All harvest areas and roads will be reclaimed and prepared in a manner to enhance regrowth and development. There are multiple water bodies which lie within the greater boundary of the timber harvest area which is outlined.  PLFN will exceed the provincial standards for buffers to waterbodies, looking to maintain upwards of 75 - 100m buffers.



Latest update

April 1, 2021 - Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination for Lac Eauclaire Timber Harvest Program - April 1, 2021
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - March 1, 2021


Indigenous Services Canada
Alvin Hamilton Building, 1783 Hamilton Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2B6
Telephone: 306-581-3134

  • Location

    • Pelican Lake IR 191-C (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Forestry
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Pelican Lake First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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