Update: All Annual Vegetation Management Program Activities Now Complete

Hydro’s Vegetation Management Program applies a coordinated approach across all areas of operation. The Program begins May 15 and is expected to run until October, pending weather and vegetation conditions.

When will the program begin in my region?

  • Eastern Newfoundland (approximate start date August 15, 2023)
  • Central Newfoundland (approximate start date May 15, 2023)
  • Northern Peninsula (approximate start date of June 15, 2023)
  • Western Newfoundland (approximate start date of June 12, 2023)
  • Labrador (approximate start date of June 26, 2023)

What products will be used in 2023?

The products used are Federally registered and highly regulated. In 2023, the products to be used include: Navius Flex (PCP# 30922); Banvel VM (PCP# 29249); Aspect Herbicide (PCP# 31641); Dupont Escort (PCP# 23005); Detail (PCP# 32773); Garlon XRT (PCP# 28945); Hasten NT (PCP# 28277); Gateway Adjuvent (PCP# 31470); Clearview (PCP# 29752); Garlon RTU (PCP#29334); Hasten NT Ultra (PCP# 31760); Vanquish (PCP# 26980).

What areas will be affected?

A complete list of areas, program status, and map is included below. Signage will be posted in each area following treatment.

EASTERN

Petit Forte Distribution
Herbicides: Clearview and Surfactant
Status: Deferred until next year
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CENTRAL

Dawe’s Pond to Badger (L3501/3502)
Herbicides: Banvel VM, Escort and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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Bay d’Espoir Highway to Otter Lake (L3501/3502)
Herbicides: Banvel VM, Escort and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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Grand Falls-Windsor to Rattling Brook (Bay d’Espoir Highway) (L3501/3502)
Herbicides: Garlon, Clearview, and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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Dead Wolf Pond to Upper Terra Nova (L3501/3502)
Herbicides: Herbicides: Garlon, Clearview and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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Stony Brook to Cobbs Pond (TL210)
Herbicides: Banvel VM, Escort and Surfactant
Status: Deferred until next year
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Bottom Waters Distribution
Herbicides: Clearview and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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Fleur De Lys Distribution
Herbicides: Clearview and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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WESTERN

Springdale Junction to Indian River (TL223)
Herbicides: Banvel VM, Escort and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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Indian River to Howley (TL224)
Herbicides: Banvel VM, Escort and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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Star Lake to Bottle Lake (Between Buchans & Stephenville) (TL233)
Herbicides: Banvel VM, Escort and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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Sandy Lake Area to Deer Lake (TL245)
Herbicides: Banvel VM, Escort and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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Junction Brook to Deer Lake (TL247)
Herbicides: Banvel VM, Escort and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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NORTHERN

Middle Brook/Shoal Cove (L3501/3502)
Herbicides: Banvel VM, Escort and Surfactant
Status: Deferred to 2024
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Squid Cove (L3501/3502)
Herbicides: Banvel VM, Escort and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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Long Range Mountains North (L3501/3502)
Herbicides: Garlon, Clearview and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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LABRADOR

Town of Churchill Falls to Churchill Falls Trailhead (66kv)
Herbicides: Aspect, Gateway Adjuvent and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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14.25km NE from Julian River for roughly 20km (735kv)
Herbicides: Aspect, Gateway Adjuvent and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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Panchia Lake to Atikonak Lake (735kv)
Herbicides: Aspect, Gateway Adjuvent and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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Ozzie’s Brook to Metchin River (315kv)
Herbicides: Aspect, Gateway Adjuvent and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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Main Wilson River to Arch’s Brook (315kv)
Herbicides: Aspect, Gateway Adjuvent and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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St. Paul’s River Road (L3501/3502)
Herbicides: Navius Flex and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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Muskrat Falls turnoff to St. Paul’s River Road turnoff) (L3501/3502)
Herbicides: Garlon, Clearview, and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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Muskrat Falls Access Road (L3501/3502)
Herbicides: Garlon, Clearview, and Surfactant
Status: Complete
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Dykes and Dams Program

Herbicides: Garlon RTU
Status: COMPLETE
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Churchill Falls Biting Fly Program 

Pestalto Environmental Health Services Inc. will conduct its program for the biological control of mosquitoes and black flies in Churchill Falls, NL. The program began May 16, 2023.

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Pestalto Environmental Health Services Inc will carry out all work with the authorization of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (permit no. 20-106) and ‎under contract with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. Pestalto will use two larvicide formulations which contain B.t. H-14 and are produced by Valent Biosciences. VectoBac1200L PCP#21062 (Liquid) and VectoBac 200G PCP# 18158 (Granular) will be used to control both mosquito and black fly larvae by air and ground applications. Additional formulation Altosid Granular PCP# 22676 may be considered and applied during the 2023 program. For the immediate control of adult mosquitoes and black flies Prelude 240 PCP#26509 may also be considered and applied to foliage on the outskirts of town as a barrier spray. The program is expected to be completed by September 10, 2023.

Details concerning the program can be obtained by contacting: Morgan Tyler 1-519-831-4750, Pestalto Environmental Health Services Inc., Rodney Keats (709) 925-8235, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, or the Pesticides Control Section 709-729-2556.

 

Looking for more information on our Vegetation Management Program?

For more information on Hydro’s Vegetation Management Program, read our Good to Know Post or contact our customer service line at 1-888-737-1296. Additional information may also be obtained by contacting the Department of Environment and Climate Change at (709) 729-2556.

Residents in the vicinity of the treatment areas are asked to contact Hydro to advise of wells in these areas via our customer service line at 1-888-737-1296 or by email at hydro@nlh.nl.ca.