The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is responsible
for the long-term health and viability of the public forest.
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.