March 25, 2010
EDMUNDSTON (CNB) - A Riceville landowner has been fined $1,200 after pleading guilty to violating a Watershed Protected Area Designation Order under the Clean Water Act. Judge Georges Perusse levied the fine in Edmundston provincial court.
The Department of Environment charged Luc Landry, of 747 Riceville Rd., Riceville, with undertaking a prohibited clear-cut activity within the Felix Martin Protected Watershed.
Landry owns a woodlot within the watershed from which he sold stumpage to a forest product company and marked the area to be cut.
Between Sept. 1, 2008, and Jan. 31, 2009, 67 per cent of the woodlot was cut, exceeding the prescribed limit under the regulation, which permits that only 25 per cent of a woodlot greater than 10 ha can be clear-cut.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, public affairs, Department of Environment, 506-453-3700.