Forest Management Planning - the Public Consultation Process

Stage Three - the public reviews proposed road corridors and proposed area for logging / timber harvest operations, renewal and tending (planting, thinning and other related activities), and plans to protect values within the area that is to be worked in, including streams, nests, special habitat, etc.; a second information centre will be held

Stage Three - Second Information Centre

Stage Three of the public consultation process begins when a Notice of the Second Information Centre is issued to the public. The notice must be issued at least 30 davs before the information centre is held.

During Stage Three, planning is done of the details of forest management operations for the five-year term of the forest management plan, including planning of the proposed areas for harvest, renewal and tending operations, and the alternatives and analysis for primary and secondary road locations and area of concern prescriptions for the five-vear term of the plan

Public consultation is held to prior to any decisions being made, in order to consult with the public on the details of forest management operations, to generate additional alternatives for consideration, and to request additional contributions to the background information and other information to be considered in decision-making.

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

The most current versions of the background information which was initially provided when the Invitation to Participate was issued will be available, as well as the other relevant documents which were available at that time. In addition, the following information and maps will be available:

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).

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.

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