Year Plan Unit Plan Status Public Participation Opportunities MNR Contact Industry Contact
2010 Gordon Cosens
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. 

Tammy Tellier
Area Forester
Ministry of Natural Resources
Field Services Division
Northeast Regional Office
Kapuskasing Area Office
2 RR, Government Road
Kapuskasing Ontario
P5N 2X8 
Phone: (705) 337-9323 
Fax: (705) 337-9345 
Peter Terris, R.P.F. 
Plan Author 
Tembec Enterprises Inc. 
1 Government Road 
Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2Y2 
Tel.: (705) 337-9776 
Fax: (705) 337-9785 
A posting on the Environmental Bill of Rights electronic registry provides additional information. The link is: http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTAxODgy&statusId=MTUyMjUx&language=en

Last updated February, 2008

Kapuskasing Local Citizens' Committee

Hearst District of the Ministry of Natural Resources

Kapuskasing Area Office of the Ministry of Natural Resources

Auditing Reports
        Independent Forest Audit of the Gordon Cosens Forest (2000)(pdf)
        Independent Forest Audit of the Kapuskasing Forest (2000)(pdf)

Description of the Gordon Cosens Forest

District Land Use Planning

Gordon Cosens Forest Management Planning Documents - 2005 Forest Management Plan

Gorden Cosens Forest - Forest Description

The Gordon Cosens Forest is located in the Ministry of Natural Resources Hearst District, in the Northeast Region. The Gordon Cosens Forest includes approximately 1.7 million hectares (ha) of Crown productive forest, and is located in the Boreal Forest Region in Northeastern Ontario, around the town of Kapuskasing Ontario. The forest provides timber for the mills of Tembec - Spruce Falls Operations, which are located in Kapuskasing, and for mills in Timmins, Hearst, Opasatika and Englehart. Tembec Forest Resources Management (Kapuskasing), carries out Forest management planning on the management unit under the authority of the Spruce Falls Inc. sustainable forest licence.

The Gordon Cosens Forest is located in the boreal forest region. Tree species common to this forest include, black spruce, trembling aspen, white spruce, balsam fir, jack pine, white birch and cedar with lesser amounts of tamarack, balsam poplar, red pine, and black ash.

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

Land Use Planning Documents

Kapuskasing District Land Use Guidelines (pdf)

Kapuskasing DLUG Map

Land Use Policies

Hearst District Land Use Policies

Forest Management Planning Documents

2005 - 2025 Forest Management Plan

No Planning Documents are available through this web site to date.
Please check with MNR for copies of 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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