This notice is for informational purposes only. There is no requirement to consult on this initiative on the Environmental Registry of Ontario. Learn more about the types of notices on the registry.
Why consultation isn't required
The Environmental Bill of Rights (1993) does not require this notice to be placed on the Environmental Registry of Ontario.
We are voluntarily posting this notice for information purposes to advise interested parties of the formal public consultation opportunities for this proposal in accordance with the requirements of the Forest Management Planning Manual.
To participate in that consultation process, the public is invited to submit comments to the contact person identified in this notice.
The Ministry, Northshore Forest Inc. and the Northshore Forest Resource Management Advisory Committee would like to advise you that the 2020 – 2030 Forest Management Plan (FMP) for the Northshore forest has been approved by the Regional Director and is available for inspection.
The planning process
The plan takes approximately three years to complete. During this time, five formal opportunities for public, First Nation and Métis involvement are provided:
- Stage One – Invitation to Participate: August 18, 2017
- Stage Two – Review of Proposed Long-Term Management Direction: January 16, 2019
- Stage Three – Information Centre: Review of Proposed Operations: April 9, 2019 when the public was invited to review and comment on proposed operations of the plan
- Stage Four - Information Centre: Review of Draft Forest Management Plan: August 30, 2019 when the public was invited to review and comment on draft forest management plan
This Stage Five notice is to advise you that the MNRF-approved FMP will be available for inspection on January 27, 2020.
There are no further comments being considered during this inspection period.
FMP inspection - Final opportunity
During the 30-day inspection period, you may make a written request to the Director, Environmental Assessment and Permissions, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, 1st Floor, 135 St Clair Ave. West, Toronto, ON M4V 1P5, for an individual environmental assessment of specific planned operations in the ministry-approved Forest Management Plan.
The approved plan and summary are available for inspection, by appointment, during normal office hours for 30 days January 27 to February 26, 2020 at the following locations:
- Northshore Forest Inc. offices - 100 Old Nairn Road, Nairn Centre, ON. Contact: William Moryto, R.P.F. 705-869-4020 ext. 263 or 169 Main Street, Thessalon, ON. Contact: Karrah Watkins 705-541-8505
- the Ministry’s public website below and ServiceOntario locations in Sault Ste. Marie, Blind River, Sudbury; and the our district offices may provide Internet access
Interested and affected persons and organizations can arrange an appointment with our staff at the appropriate Ministry district or field office to discuss the Forest Management Plan.
We are collecting your personal information and comments under the authority of the Crown Forest Sustainability Act. Any personal information you provide (address, name, telephone, etc.) will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; however, your comments will become part of the public consultation process and may be shared with the general public. Your personal information may be used to send you further information related to this forest management planning exercise. If you have questions about the use of your personal information, please contact Valarie Morin at 705-941-5119.
View materials in person
Important notice: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, viewing supporting materials in person is not available at this time.
Please reach out to the Contact listed in this notice to see if alternate arrangements can be made.
62 Queen Street
PO Box 190
Blind River, ON
100 Old Nairn Road
Nairn Centre , ON
169 Main Street
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