MacLeod Provincial Park management planning process

ERO number
011-3373
Notice type
Policy
Posted by
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Notice stage
Proposal Updated
Proposal posted
Comment period
April 4, 2018 - May 22, 2018 (48 days) Closed

Update Announcement

This notice was first published to the Environmental Registry on May 2, 2011 for 45 days. This notice was re-published on April 4, 2018 for a 48 day comment period to participate in the park management plan review process for MacLeod Provincial Park.

April 5, 2018

This consultation was open from:

April 4, 2018
to May 22, 2018

Proposal summary

We are developing a plan to protect MacLeod Provincial Park's natural and cultural heritage. The plan will guide the use, development, management and operation of the park for a 20-year period.

Proposal details

Description of policy

MacLeod Provincial Park (P2666) is a 74 hectare recreational class park located in the geographic township of Ashmore in the Municipality of Greenstone. It is approximately 10 km east of Geraldton and 25 km west of Longlac, bounded to the north by Highway 11 and to the south by Kenogamisis Lake.

Recreational use of the area is long standing. MacLeod Provincial Park’s proximity to Geraldton and Longlac results in the park receiving relatively large numbers of visitors, and intense levels of use due to day use, seasonal camping and special events.

Approximately half of the park (38 of 74 hectares) has been developed as campground (comfort station, day use areas, campsites, roads, etc.). The park has 120 campsites of which 28 have electrical service. There is also a group camping area.

A management plan for MacLeod Provincial Park was completed in 1987. In March 2000, the management plan was amended to allow for the establishment of 25 new electrical campsites and 20 new non-electrical campsites, a playground development and portable band stage. A minor change to the park zoning was made to accommodate this development.

Purpose of policy

To protect MacLeod Provincial Park’s natural and cultural heritage, and guide its use, development, management and operation for a 20-year period.

Other information

The link provides additional information on the management planning process.

All comments will be considered as part of the decision-making by the Ministry if they:

  1. are submitted in writing;
  2. reference the Environmental Registry number ; and
  3. are received by the Contact person within the specified comment period.

Please Note: No acknowledgment or individual response will be provided to those who comment. All comments and submissions received will become part of the public record

Other public consultation opportunities

Responses received will be used to develop a mailing list of individuals, groups and businesses who wish to be involved in the management plan review process.

Direct mailing to a mandatory contact list will ensure that provincial stakeholders and government organizations will be included in the process. Advertisements will be placed in regional print media, and copies of all public notices will be placed on the Ontario Parks website.

Paid advertisements will be placed in regional print media and public notices will be mailed to agencies, groups or individuals on the project mailing list.

The following are the opportunities for the public and Aboriginal communities to participate in the planning process (dates beyond Stage One are tentative):

Stage One - Invitation to participate, invitation to inspect approved terms of reference and opportunity to review background information file (May 2, 2011 - June 16, 2011)

Stage Two - Opportunity to review preliminary park management plan (2018)

Stage Three - Release of approved park management plan (2018)

Supporting materials

View materials in person

You can view supporting materials in person. Some are not available online because of ownership rights or for accessibility reasons.

Get in touch with the contact person listed below to find out what materials are available.

You can view them in person at these locations:

Northwest Zone Office
Address

435, rue James Sud
Thunder Bay ON P7E 6S8
Canada

Office phone number

Comment

Commenting is now closed.

The comment period was from April 4, 2018
to May 22, 2018

Connect with us

Contact

Allison Dennis

Phone number
Office
Northwest Zone Office
Address

435, rue James Sud
Thunder Bay ON P7E 6S8
Canada

Office phone number

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