Forest Management Planning
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 protected.
Registered Professional Foresters Do?
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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 2028.
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 was invited to comment
on the 2021-2031 FMP development at any time; however,
there were 5 formal stages where input was solicited in the
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 Ontario.
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
The fiscal year is from April 1st to
Forest Management Plan