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 are protected.
Registered Professional Foresters Do?
"OFIA Article" "OPFA Website"
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.
Handbook for Getting Involved in Forest Management on Crown
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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