Forest Management Planning
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is responsible
for the long-term health and viability of the
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 protected.
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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 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
|2021-2031 Plan Development Schedule
|Stage 1: Invitation to Participate
|September 18, 2018
|Stage 2: Long-Term Management Direction
|Stage 3: Proposed Operations
|Stage 4: Draft FMP
Public Forum, Best Western, Dryden
to the COVID-19 pandemic, the proposed Public Forum to review the
Draft FMP will not be able to take place. Please review
the documents and provide your comments.
| Stage 5: MNRF Approved FMP
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
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.
10-Year Forest Management