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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.
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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
Sudbury District Office
3767 69 Highway South
Phone: (705) 564-7875
Fax: (705) 564-7879
Vermilion Forest Management Company Ltd.
311 Harrison Drive
Sudbury, ON P3E 5E1
Additional Information is available online through Ontario's Environmental Bill of Rights electronic registry.. EBR Posting at http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTAyNzcz&statusId=MTUzNjAy&language=en
Last updated February,
Sudbury Forest Local Citizens Committee
District of the Ministry of Natural Resources
Independent Forest Audit of the Sudbury Forest (2001)(pdf)
Description of the Sudbury Forest
District Land Use Planning
Sudbury Forest Management
Planning Documents - 2005 Forest Management Plan
The Sudbury Forest is bounded on the east by Lake Nipissing; on the west by the Town of Nairn Centre; on the south by the French River and Georgian Bay; and on the north by Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park. The City of Sudbury is roughly the geographical centre of the forest. Several major highways (17, 144 and 69) bisect the Sudbury Forest. The total area of the Sudbury Forest is approximately 10,850 square kilometres.
The Sudbury Forest is located in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Forest Region. The northern third of the Sudbury Forest is predominated by jack pine, black spruce, white birch and poplar. The remaining south-central portion contains a significant component of white and red pine. Lesser amounts of maple, yellow birch, white spruce, hemlock, cedar, larch, balsam fir, basswood, oak, white ash and black ash are also found.
The Sudbury Forest is the main supplier of softwood timber to mills located in Falconbridge, Chelmsford, Alban, Noelville, Hagar and Monetville. In addition, a significant amount of wood is directed to Goulard Lumber in Sturgeon Falls and the E.B. Eddy's mills in Nairn Centre and Espanola. Some hardwood species are shipped to mills in Englehart, Blind River, Mattawa and Huntsville.
The focus of forest management operations over the past two decades has expanded from meeting timber production objectives, to maintaining forest ecosystems and protecting natural heritage areas. With each subsequent forest management plan in the Sudbury Forest, more forest values have been identified and considered for protection. This continual review, assessment, and modification of the management practices is essential to ensure the sustainability of all forest resources.
Areas of concern are identified around known values such as canoe routes, stick nest, critical fish habitat, moose calving areas. Within the areas of concern, prescriptions are implemented as described in applicable guidelines. These prescriptions may consist of reserves, modified operations and/or regular operations, including possible road and timing restrictions.
(excerpted from public notice posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights Electronic registry)
SudburyDistrict Land Use Guidelines (pdf)
Land Use Policies
Sudbury District Land Use Policies
2005 - 2025 Forest Management Plan
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