Forest Management Planning
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is responsible
for the long-term health and viability
of the public forest.
Crown Forest Sustainability Act (CFSA) requires a Registered
Professional Forester (R.P.F.) 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 are also
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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 2031-2041 Dryden Forest Management Plan in the fall of
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; therefore, 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 Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry maintains a website
for Forest Management Plan Online, which includes amendments,
Annual Work Schedules, and Annual Reports for all management units in
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
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,
The fiscal year is from April 1st to
Forest Management Plan
- Currently the approved
2021-2031 FMP is filed under Consultation notices until April 1, 2021.
- Locate the notice for FMU: Dryden Forest, click the link
in the title "Forest Management Plan" to be redirected to the approval page.
- The complete set of documents can be found near the bottom
of this page under "Published Files".