Racehorse Road Repair and Culvert Replacement

The Racehorse Road Repair and Culvert Replacement (the Project) is being proposed by Natural Resources Canada. The proposed Project includes the replacement of two culverts, and the maintenance and repair of an access road in the Petawawa Research Forest (PRF). The PRF is the oldest continuously operated research forest in Canada, and has a permanent road system of approximately 150km. The PRF is a 10,000 hectare estate that forms part of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Forest Region, containing a mixture of hardwood and conifer tree species. At the Project site, the culverts have experienced significant damage and degradation over time, and require replacement to ensure the continual and unimpeded flow of water. No vegetation or habitat clearing will be required to undertake the Project, and all required guidelines and best practices will be adhered to in order to ensure minimal impact on the surrounding biophysical environment.

Latest update

June 20, 2022 – Natural Resources Canada issued its Notice of Determination, which indicated 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 - June 20, 2022


Natural Resources Canada
Walker Smith, Environmental Assessment Officer
Telephone: 613-447-2892
Email: walker.smith@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Petawawa Research Forest, Chalk River, Ontario (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Highways and Roads
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Natural Resources Canada
  • Authorities

    • Natural Resources Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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...within 200 kilometres
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