Forestry

Updated November 26 2020

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

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Revised Harvesting on Parchers Road

The 2011 to 2021 forestry management plan identified planned and contingency areas for logging that are adjacent to or in the vicinity of members properties, and KAPOA requested that we be made aware of all significant developments during the implementation of the Plan. KAPOA members met multiple times with MNR forestry staff as well as members of BMFC during this process.

Work has commenced on Parchers Road without any notice to KAPOA or impacted neighbors. This is not consistent with these commitments made during forestry planning. As recent as April of this year when KAPOA discussed the AWS with BMFC representatives and these changes were not included in the plan. The Annual Work Schedule for 2020-2021 previously indicated only chemical tending in a small portion of the amended area. A substantial revision was done on September 22, and the updated plan was only made available upon multiple requests 2 weeks later. These revisions should be a matter of public record and were not posted for public access until November 6. In the meantime, there was a significant road building operation undertaken to prepare for harvesting this fall.

There has been no notification to or consultation with nearby property owners. The harvesting impacts 183 hectares from the Renfrew County border extending to both sides of Parchers Rd.

KAPOA Correspondence

Please submit your comments and feedback to Forestry Planners and your Local Representation

Please cc KAPOA at kapoacares@gmail.com on your correspondence or contact us any time to discuss in greater detail:

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Harvesting on River Road

The 2020-2021 Annual Work Schedule highlights clearcut and shelterwood harvesting for Block 1651 on River Rd on the west side of Kamaniskeg Lake. Expect this to have a profound impact on the trails and area around Biernacki Lake and Big Pond and the creek that drains into Mud Bay.

Please submit your comments and feedback to Forestry Planners and your Local Representation

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Comment Period for Bancroft-Minden Forestry Long-Term Management Direction for 2021-2031 (Kamaniskeg 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 review and comment on the proposed long-term management direction for the 2021-2031 Forest Management Plan (FMP) for the Bancroft-Minden Forest.

To facilitate your review, a summary of the proposed long-term management direction for the forest can be obtained electronically on the Ontario government website www.ontario.ca/forestplans.

This Stage Two notice is to invite you to review and comment on:

  • the proposed long-term management direction for the forest;
  • the areas which could reasonably be harvested, and the preferred areas for harvest operations, during the 10-year period of the plan, and
  • To request your contribution to background information to be used in planning

Comments on the proposed long-term management direction for the Bancroft-Minden Forest must be received by Corinne Arthur of the planning team by October 15, 2020.

Contacts

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Ottawa Valley Forestry Long-Term Management Direction for 2021-2031 (Kamaniskeg north basin)

The Long Term Management Direction for the Ottawa Valley Forest will guide the harvesting operations around the north end of Kamaniskeg Lake:

  • The Thomas P Murray Recreational Trails and Gun Lake are listed as “preferred” areas for harvesting and road building. Expect to see extensive cutting and road building operations in this area.
  • Optional areas for harvest are between Bleski Road and Kartuzy Road and between Hwy 62 and the lake in the vicinity of Horseshoe Lane, Wales Drive, and Barneys Drive. These are “optional” areas but once identified as optional, these areas can be revised to be harvest areas with no notice or consultation required as has occurred on Parchers Rd (see above)

KAPOA encourages you to provide feedback as soon as possible if these areas are in the vicinity of your property or you use these trails for recreational or other purposes.

The Planning Team and the Local Citizens’ Advisory Committee (LCAC) would appreciate receiving your written comments regarding the Forest Management Plan for the Ottawa Valley Forest for the 10-year period April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2031; Stage Two – Review of Proposed Long-Term Management Direction. All comments received will be reviewed by the Planning Team and the LCAC. – feedback form in Appendix B of the Summary of the Proposed Long-Term Management Direction.

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