Year Plan Unit Plan Status Public Participation Opportunities MNR Contact Industry Contact
2010 Cochrane-Moose River
Stage One

During this stage background information is collected, including information about fish and wildlife, natural and recreational values, parks and protected areas, tourism facilities, and other features on the forest management unit. 

Information submitted will be shared among the MNR, the forest industry, the Local Citizens Committee (LCC), and the planning team for the purpose of forest management planning.

The public is invited to share background information that should be considered during the plan's preparation.

The public is also invited to provide input into the development of a description of the desired future forest and the benefits the forest should provide into the future. 

As of February 2008 the Invitation to Participate had not yet been issued. It is expected to be issued shortly. 

Stephen Pearce
Planning Forester
Ministry of Natural Resources
Field Services Division
Northeast Regional Office
Cochrane District Office
2 Third Avenue
PO Box 730
Cochrane Ontario
P0L 1C0 
Phone: (705) 272-7196 
Don Bazeley, Plan Author 
Tembec Industries Inc. 
P.O. Box 1100 
Timmins, ON P4N 7H9 
Tel: (705) 360-1276 
Fax: (705) 360-1279 

A posting on the Environmental Bill of Rights electronic registry provides additional information.

Last updated February, 2008

Cochrane Local Citizens' Committee

Cochrane District Office of MNR

Tembec Inc (Local Sustainable Forest License Holder)

Auditing Reports
        Independent Forest Audit of the Cochrane Forest (2000)(pdf)
        Independent Forest Audit of the Moose River Forest (2000)(pdf)

Description of the  Forest

Cochrane District Land Use Planning

Planning Documents - 2003 Forest Management Plan

Cochrane and Moose River Forests
Forest Description

The Cochrane-Moose River Forest is an amalgamation of the Cochrane Management Unit (CMU) and the Moose River Management Unit (MRMU). The two units were, until recently, Crown Units; however, an amalgamation process was undertaken in conjunction with the most recent FMP planning process. At present, Tembec Industries Inc. is responsible for the forest management planning on the Cochrane-Moose River Forest.

The Cochrane-Moose River Forest is located in the Northeast Region of the Ministry of Natural Resources within the administrative district of Cochrane and covers an area of approximately 1.3 million hectares. The CMU is situated in proximity to the Town of Cochrane, which is located in the centre of the management unit. The MRMU is the most northerly management unit within the Area of the Undertaking, as outlined in the Class Environmental Assessment for Timber Management on Crown Lands. The amalgamated unit will be bound by the Gordon Cosens Forest to the west, the Smooth Rock Falls Forest and Iroquois Falls Forest to the south, the Province of Quebec to the east, and the James Bay Lowlands to the north.

The Cochrane-Moose River Forest planning area lies across the northern boundary of the Great Claybelt to the south and Kesagami Lake to the north, and is situated within the Boreal Forest region of the province. The southern portion of the management unit is characterized by widespread surface deposits of lacustrine materials and tills, and has nearly level topography. The northern portion of the management unit is within the James Bay lowlands and is dominated by peatlands, with localized areas of upland including the Pinard Moraine and the Abitibi River Canyon. Approximately 60% of the forested land is dominated by large homogeneous tracts of black spruce. Small, isolated pockets of jack pine are found on windblown sand dunes, and stands of white birch, trembling aspen, and balsam poplar occur on upland sites characterized by improved drainage. In addition, significant portions of the northern part of the unit consist of non-productive site class 4 lowlands and treed muskeg.

(excerpted from public notice posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights Electronic registry)

Cochrane District Land Use Planning

Cochrane District Land Use Guidelines (pdf)

Cochrane DLUG Map

District Land Use Policies

Cochrane District

Cochrane Remote (Wilderness) Tourism Strategy

Cochrane RW Tourism Strategy Map

Forest Management Planning Documents
2003 - 2023 Forest Management Plan

No Planning Documents are available through this web site to date.
Please check with MNR and / or the Sustainable Forest License 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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