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CONSOLIDATED NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 1092/96

Fortune Head Ecological Reserve Order
under the
Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Act
(O.C. 96-199)

Under the authority of subsection 18(1) of the Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Act and the Subordinate Legislation Revision and Consolidation Act , the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following Order.

ORDER

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Short title

        1. This Order may be cited as the Fortune Head Ecological Reserve Order .

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Area included

        2. The area included in the Fortune Head Ecological Reserve is as set out in Schedule A.

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Outline

        3. An outline of the Fortune Head Ecological Reserve Management Plan is as set out in Schedule B.

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Repeal

        4. The Order re: Provisional Ecological Reserve at Fortune Head, Newfoundland Regulation 67/90, and the Fortune Head Ecological Reserve Order, 1992, Newfoundland Regulation 205/92, are repealed.

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Schedule A

All that piece or parcel of land situate and being at Fortune Head in the province, abutted and bounded as follows, that is to say:

Beginning at a point in the southerly shoreline of the waters of Fortune Bay, at the low tide line, near Cross Point, that point having co-ordinates of north 5,214,250 metres and east 588,700 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction for a distance of 4,750 metres, more or less, to a point in the centre of the mouth of a brook flowing into Fortune Bay, that point having co-ordinates of north 5,211,925 metres and east 584,550 metres;

Then running along the sinuosities of the southerly shoreline of the waters of Fortune Bay, at low tide line, in a general northeasterly direction to the point of beginning;

Reserving, nevertheless, out of the above described piece or parcel of land a portion of the land transferred by the Crown to Her Majesty in right of Canada, under Minute of Council No. 216-66, that extends through that land;

Also reserving out of that piece or parcel of land the light station occupied by Transport Canada Coast Guard that is located on that land;

The above described piece or parcel of land containing an area of 2.21 square kilometres, more or less.

All bearings being referred to Zone 21 of the Universal Transverse Mercator Projection.

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Schedule B

Outline of Fortune Head Ecological Reserve Management Plan

The area known as Fortune Head on the Burin Peninsula is established as an ecological reserve to preserve a unique and internationally significant fossil assemblage which marks the boundary between the Precambrian and Cambrian, over 600 million years ago, for scientific and educational purposes. To accomplish this, there will be no removal of fossils or other material from the site except under specific permit, and there will be no development within the reserve. Scientific research at the site will be encouraged, and educational use will be permitted where it does not conflict with the general objectives of preservation and scientific research.

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