Forest Management Planning
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is responsible
for the long-term health and viability of the public
The Crown Forest Sustainability
Act (CFSA) requires a Registered Professional Forester
(RPF) to develop a Forest Management Plan (FMP) outlining long-term
strategies and targets to ensure the health and viability
of the forest. Modeling is carried out to ensure the forest and
wildlife habitat are maintained or enhanced over time. Other
values, such as recreational, medicinal, or environmental aspects
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A Planning Team is formed to develop
FMP's; including representatives from government, industry,
tourism, recreation, Indigenous communities, and interested stakeholder
parties. The next planning team will be established for the
development of the 2021-2031 Dryden Forest Management Plan in the
fall of 2018.
A significant component of the
FMP is the protection of values. A value is defined
as a component of the forest that is important, such as;
species at risk, fish and wildlife habitat, water features, cottage
and recreational areas, trapper cabins and trails, cultural and
heritage features, etc. DFMC can only provide protection
to values that are known. We encourage everyone to take part in the
FMP process to ensure your value is considered.
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The public is invited to comment on the 2021-2031 FMP development
at any time; however, there are 5 formal stages where input will
be solicited in the planning process:
The Local Citizens Advisory Committee
(LCAC) also exists to increase effectiveness of public consultation
and public participation, and to provide advice and recommendations
to planning teams and the MNRF District Manager. To contact the LCAC
or if would you like to become a member, visit their website at drydenlcac.ca
Dryden Forest Management Company
is currently implementing the approved 2011-2021 Forest
Management Plan. The 10 year FMP contains two 5-year operational
phases. Phase 2 is now approved for operations until
March 31, 2021.
The fiscal year is from April 1st
to March 31st.
Forest Management Plan