Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Woods Trail Intersection Realignment

May 27, 2021 — 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 June 16, 2021 to:
Parneet Saini, Officer Commanding Real Property Operations Unit (West), Detachment Dundurn
Mailing Address: Real Property Operations Unit (West), Detachment Dundurn
Dundurn, SK, Canada, S0K 1K0
E-mail:  Parneet.Saini@forces.gc.ca

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project which involves the re-alignment of Woods Trail between its bridge and North Creek Trail and decommissioning its two branch trails in the 17 Wing Detachment Dundurn's Range and Training Area. Brightwater creek runs through the training area. The creek passes by Woods Trail, and the embankment has begun to erode. The embankment deterioration has compromised the structural integrity of primary and secondary trails for personnel and vehicles' safety along the route. The estimated re-routed trail is 195 km in length and roughly 313 km of secondary trails to be decommissioned. Restoration of the creek embankment will be addressed as a separate project.

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