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INVITATION TO Participate
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
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.
Ministry of Natural Resources
Field Services Division
Northeast Regional Office
Kapuskasing Area Office
2 RR, Government Road
Phone: (705) 337-9323
Fax: (705) 337-9345
|Peter Terris, R.P.F.
Tembec Enterprises Inc.
1 Government Road
Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2Y2
Tel.: (705) 337-9776
Fax: (705) 337-9785
Last updated February,
Kapuskasing Local Citizens' Committee
Hearst District of the Ministry of Natural Resources
Area Office of the Ministry of Natural Resources
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
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)
Kapuskasing District Land Use Guidelines (pdf)
Kapuskasing DLUG Map
Land Use Policies
Hearst District Land Use Policies
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.