Stage Five: Inspection of Ministry-Approved 2020-2030 Forest Management Plan for the Crossroute-Sapawe 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 Crossroute-Sapawe 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 Crossroute-Sapawe Forest Management Plan (FMP) took approximately three years to complete. During this time, five formal opportunities for public First Nation and Métis involvement were provided.

The public was invited to review and comment on the plan development for the following stages:

Stage One – Invitation to Participate: October 17, 2017

Stage Two – Review of Long-Term Management Direction: December 17, 2018 - January 16, 2019.

Stage Three – Information Centre: Review of Proposed Operations: March 26, 2019.

Stage Four – Information Centre: Review of Draft Forest Management Plan: August 27, 2019

The Stage Five notice is to advise you that the Ministry-Approved FMP will be available for inspection on February 21, 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 approved plan and summary are available for inspection, by appointment, during normal office hours for 30 days February 21, 2020 – March 22, 2020 at the following location:

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

The approval date of the plan is tentatively scheduled for February 20, 2020.

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: Tanis Williamson at 807-274-5337, extension 8638.

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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.

Fort Frances District Office

922 Scott Street
Fort Frances, ON
P9A 1J4

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Todd Moore

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Regional Operations Division - Northwest Region - Regional Resources Section

435 South James Street, Suite 221a
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 6S7

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