Forest Management Planning - the Public Consultation Process

Stage Two - the public is invited to review and comment on preliminary information that has been assembled or developed for the planning process; information will include the proposed long term direction for the forest area, optional areas for logging / harvest operations, and alternatives for new road corridors will be identified; a first information centre will be held

Stage Two - First Information Centre

The second stage of the forest management planning process begins with an notice being issued about the first of a series of information centres about the forest management plan.

Stage Two begins with the issuing of a Notice of the First Information Centre at least 30 days before the date of the information centre. The information centre will be held while the long-term strategic direction for management of the forest is being developed, and before planning proceeds to the details of forest management operations for the five-year term of the forest management plan.

The purpose of this state of the public consultation is to provide a formal opportunity for public to review and comment on several important components of the forest management plan, including:

The public is also asked to contribute any additional background information and other information that should be considered as decisions are made about the forest management plan under development.

The information centre typically includes large displays and maps explaining different aspects of the forest management plan and describing the forest management unit. The MNR District Manager, the plan author, the planning team and representatives from the local citizens committee are all required to attend the information centre and be appropriately identified. Copies of a background summary for the plan and a number of summary maps are available for the public.

The following information and maps are available at the First Information Centre:

At each information centre the public will be invited to provide additional information relating to natural resource features, land uses and values which potentially could be affected by forest management activities. In particular, the public is invited to add to the information which is displayed on the values map(s).

Read the description of Stage Three of the Forest Management Planning Process

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