|Year||Plan Unit||Plan Status||Public Participation Opportunities||MNR Contact||Industry Contact|
|2007||Big Pic||- Stage Three First Information
Centre Review of Proposed Operations:
|Centres were held
June 5, 2006 2:00 8:00 PM, Manitouwadge, ON
June 6, 2006 2:00 8:00 PM, Marathon, ON
Draft plan anticpated October 31, 2006
Manitowadge Area Office
Postal Bag Service, Manitou Road
Manitouwadge, Ontario, P0T 2C0
|Richard Shwedack, RPF, Plan
Buchanan Forest Products Ltd
P.O. Box 29037
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6P9
Last updated June 2006
Manitowadge Local Citizens' Committee
Wawa District of the Ministry of Natural Resources
Marathon Pulp Inc.(Sustainable Forest Licence Holder)
Description of the Big Pic Forest
Wawa Land Use Planning Documents
Planning Documents - 2002 Forest Management Plan
The Big Pic forest is located in the Northeast Region of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), in the MNR Wawa District. The Big Pic Forest includes Crown land east and north of Lake Superior and is generally north, south and west of the community of Manitouwadge. The communities of Marathon, Caramat and Hillsport are located in the forest. Craigs Pit Nature Reserve Provincial Park is located within the unit. The Big Pic forest shares a common boundary with Pukaskwa National Park on the south-west corner of the unit.
The forest is managed under the authority of a Sustainable Forest License, which is held by Marathon Pulp Inc. The Big Pic Forest is located in the boreal forest, which is dominated by mixed-wood sites. The tree species common to the forest include black spruce, jack pine, trembling aspen, white spruce, balsam fir, white birch and balsam poplar. Tamarack and eastern cedar are scattered throughout the area. A small concentration of red pine occurs near One Shot Lake.
(excerpted from public notice posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights Electronic registry)
Land Use Policies for Wawa District
Wawa District Land Use Guidelines (~1983)
No Planning Documents are available through
this web site to date.
Please check with MNR or the Sustainable Forest Licence Holder for planning documents, or to make an appointment to review planning information, including maps, harvesting and road plans, and public comments to date.
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