Stage Five: Inspection of Ministry-Approved 2020-2030 Forest Management Plan for the Lakehead Forest

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Crown Forest Sustainability Act, 1994
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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
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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.

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We would like to advise you that the 2020 – 2030 Forest Management Plan for the Lakehead Forest has been approved by the Ministry’s Regional Director and is available for inspection.

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.

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The planning process

The Lakehead Forest Management Plan (FMP) takes approximately three years to complete. During this time, five formal opportunities for public consultation and First Nation and Métis community involvement and consultation are provided.

  • Stage One – Invitation to Participate: October 26, 2017
  • Stage Two – Review of Long-Term Management Direction: March 27, 2019
  • Stage Three – Information Centre: Review of Proposed Operations: June 6, 2019
  • Stage Four – Information Centre: Review of Draft Forest Management Plan: October 16, 2019

This Stage Five notice is to advise you that the Ministry-Approved FMP will be available for inspection on February 7, 2020. 

There are no further comments being considered during this inspection period.

Forest Management Plan Inspection – Final Opportunity

During the 30-day inspection, 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 FMP.

The Ministry-Approved Forest Management Plan and FMP summary are available for inspection, by appointment, during normal office hours for 30 days: February 7, 2020 – March 8, 2020 at the following locations:

Ministry Contact Advisory Committee Contact

Vishnu Kowlessar, R.P.F.
Management Forester
MNRF Thunder Bay District Office
435 James Street South, Suite B001
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6S7

Company contact

Phil Brown, R.P.F.
Plan Author
Greenmantle Forest Inc.
179 25th Side Road
Rosslyn, ON P7K 0B9

Advisory Committee Contact

Mike Grant
LCC Representative
Lakehead Forest LCC

Interested and affected persons and organizations can arrange an appointment with ministry staff at the appropriate district or field office to discuss the FMP.

Stay Involved

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; 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 Alyson Dupuis at the MNRF Thunder Bay District Office at 807-475-1512.

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Some supporting materials may not be available online. If this is the case, you can request to view the materials in person.

Get in touch with the office listed below to find out if materials are available.

MNRF Thunder Bay District Office

435 James St. South, Suite B001
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 6S7

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Regional Operations Division, Thunder Bay District

435 James Street South
Suite B001
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 6S7

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