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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
Derrick Tirschmann
Manitowadge Area Office
Postal Bag Service, Manitou Road
Manitouwadge, Ontario, P0T 2C0
tel 807-826-3223x236
Richard Shwedack, RPF, Plan Author
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

Big Pic - Forest Description

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. Craig’s 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)

Wawa Land Use Planning Documents

Land Use Policies for Wawa District

Wawa District Land Use Guidelines (~1983)

Wawa DLUG Map

Forest Management Planning Documents
2002 - 2022 Forest Management Plan

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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