|Year||Plan Unit||Plan Status||Public Participation Opportunities||MNR Contact||Industry Contact|
|2010||North Shore Forest||
INVITATION TO Participate
During this stage background information is collected, including information about fish and wildlife, natural and recreational values, parks and protected areas, tourism facilities, and other features on the forest management unit.
Information submitted will be shared among the MNR, the forest industry, the Local Citizens Committee (LCC), and the planning team for the purpose of forest management planning.
|The public is invited to
share background information that should be considered during the plan's
The public is also invited to provide input into the development of a description of the desired future forest and the benefits the forest should provide into the future.
Ministry of Natural Resources
Field Services Division
Northeast Regional Office
Blind River Area Office
62 Queen Street
PO Box 190
Blind River Ontario
Phone: (705) 356-3007
Fax: (705) 356-7441
Northshore Forest Inc.
266 Main St. (Community Centre)
Thessalon, ON. P0R 1L0
Tel: (705) 842-0985
Fax: (705) 842-0986
A posting on the Environmental Bill of Rights electronic registry provides additional information. The link is: http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTAyMDc2&statusId=MTUyNjE0&language=en
Last updated February,
Blind River Resource Management Committee
Espanola Local Citizens Committee
Sault Ste. Marie District of the Ministry of Natural Resources
Blind River Area Office of the Ministry of Natural Resources
Independent Forest Audit of the North Shore Forest (2002)(pdf)
Independent Forest Audit of the Spanish River Forest (2000)(pdf)
Description of the North Shore Forest
District Land Use Planning
North Shore Forest Management Planning Documents - 2005 Forest Management Plan
Domtar Map of the North Shore Forest
Northshore Forest Management Unit is located in Northeastern Ontario. Major communities within the unit are Thessalon, Iron Bridge, Blind River, Elliot Lake, Massey, Webwood and Espanola. Approximately 60% of the land base is Crown Land.
Northshore Forest is situated primarily within the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence forest region. A transition to Boreal forest conditions can be seen in its northern limits. The forest supports tree species such as Red, White and Jack Pine, Spruce, Poplar, White Birch and Maple.
A number of mills receive wood from this forest unit. Major firms include St. Marys Paper Ltd., Domtar Forest Inc., Forestply Industries Inc., Midway Lumber Mills Ltd., and Birchland Veneer.
Over the past two decades,
the focus of the Northshore Forest management operations has expanded from
meeting timber production objectives, to maintaining forest ecosystems
and protecting natural heritage areas. With each subsequent forest management
plan, more forest values have been identified and considered for protection.
This continual review, assessment, and modification of the management practices
is essential to ensure the sustainability of all
(excerpted from public notice posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights Electronic registry)
Blind River District Land Use Guidelines (pdf)
Blind River DLUG Map
Espanola District Land Use Guidelines (pdf)
Espanola DLUG Map
Land Use Policies
Sault Ste. Marie District Land Use Policies
Sudbury District Land Use Policies
2005 - 2025 Forest Management Plan
No Planning Documents are available through
this web site to date.
Please check with MNR for copies of planning documents, or to make an appointment to review planning information, including maps, harvesting and road plans, and public comments to date.