Forestry

Updated March 28 2021 (previous posts)

There are forestry activities currently underway or planned for Kamaniskeg Lake:

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Stage 3 Comment Period for Ottawa Valley Forest Management Plan 2021-2031

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Ottawa Valley Forest Inc (OVFI) and the Ottawa Valley Local Citizens’ Advisory Committee (LCAC) invite you to participate in a Stage 3 review of proposed operations from Apr 1-30, 2021. This is the 3rd of 5 public comment opportunities during the 2021-2031 Forest Management Plan (FMP) process.

Whereas in the last stage the public was invited to comment on OVFI’s draft Long Term Management Direction for its forestry practices over the next 10 years, this ‘Stage Three’ notice is to specifically invite you to review and comment on:

  • the specific planned areas for harvest, renewal and tending operations for the 10-year period of the plan;
  • the confirmed corridors for new primary and branch roads for the 10-year period of the plan; and
  • the proposed operational road boundaries for the 10-year period of the plan.

The Stage 3 Operational Planning documents will be made available to the public effective Apr 1 for a period of 30 days at the Natural Resources Information Portal:

KAPOA is currently in discussions with OVFI to secure some protections within 30 metres on either side of the Thomas P. Murray trails, which are in the upcoming operational plan.

Comments on the proposed operations for the Ottawa Valley Forest must be received by Krista Watters of the planning team, by Apr 30, 2021. These may be submitted on the MNRF Consultation page referenced above via a link at the bottom of the page, or by email. Please consider cc’ing forestry@kapoa.ca.

Contacts

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Stage 4 Comment Period for Bancroft-Minden Forest Management Plan 2021-2031 (Kamaniskeg Lake lower basin)

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Bancroft Minden Forest Company (BMFC) and the Bancroft-Minden Local Citizens’ Committee (LCC) invite you to participate in a Stage 4 review of the Draft Forest Management Plan (FMP) for the Bancroft-Minden Forest from Mar 19 to May 17, 2021. This is the 4th of 5 public comment opportunities during the 2021-2031 FMP process.

Whereas in the last stage the public was invited to comment on BMFC’s planned areas of harvest, confirmed road corridors and proposed operational road boundaries, this notice is to specifically invite you to review and comment on:

  • the draft FMP, and;
  • to provide input to the background information.

The Stage 4 documents have been made available to the public effective Mar 19 for a period of 60 days at the Natural Resources Information Portal (scroll to the bottom of the page to select the document to review):

Comments on the FMP for the Bancroft-Minden Forest must be received by Ernie Demuth of the planning team by May 17, 2021. These may be submitted on the MNRF Consultation page referenced above via a link at the bottom of the page, or by email. Please consider cc’ing forestry@kapoa.ca.

Contacts

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Harvest & Tending Operations Apr 2021- Mar 2022 – River Road, Parcher/Wigry Road

The Bancroft Minden Forest Co (BMFC) 2021-2022 Annual Work Schedule (AWS) is available to review effective Mar 15, 2021. A large area of clearcut and shelterwood harvesting accessed from River Rd (west side of Kamaniskeg Lake) that had been included in last year’s work plan is now carried forward to this year. The west and south end of Biernacki Lake will see shelterwood harvest, while Big Pond and the creek that drains into Mud Bay will see clear cut harvest on the north and east sides, and shelterwood on the west side. A large area of chemical (beech) tending has been identified on the east side of Kamaniskeg Lake on the south side of the narrows, accessed from Parcher and/or Wigry Road.

Comments on the AWS for the Bancroft-Minden Forest may be directed to Ernie Demuth of the planning team. Please consider cc’ing forestry@kapoa.ca.

Contacts

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Harvest Operations Apr 2021-Mar 2022 – Gun Lake

The Ottawa Valley Forest (OVF) 2021-2022 Annual Work Schedule (AWS) is available to review effective Mar 15, 2021. An area of clearcut harvest on the north side of Gunn Lake in Block 77 is the only harvest and/or tending operation identified for the coming year.

Comments on the AWS for the Ottawa Valley Forest may be directed to Ernie Demuth of the planning team. Please consider cc’ing forestry@kapoa.ca.

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