Brush Cutting and Fence Line Repairs - Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Gander

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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Latest update

August 30, 2023 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The Department of National Defence is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - August 10, 2023


Alex Hanrahan
Department of National Defence
Alex Hanrahan
PO Box 6000 Stn Main
Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador A1V 1X1

  • Location

    • Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Gander (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Maintenance activities (fences, walls)
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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