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Upper Indian Pond Firing Range

Birchy Lake

Date Last Modified: November 15, 2015

In September of 1996 the Newfoundland Government transferred 856.6 hectares to the Candian Department of Natural Defense on a 10 year lease for a training area near Birchy Lake. A 300 metre firing range was built on the site. The land was occupied by the 56th engineer squadron who trained troops to live, move and survive on the battlefield. There training consisted of bridge building, demolitions, and mine laying. 

Today little remains at the site. A grassy field and several mounds where there use to be buildings are all that's left on the site today. The original road to the site is still intact and but the bridge that was once used to cross Indian River has fallen down.