The Forest Management Plan
The current 10-year (2011-2021) Forest Management Plan, or FMP, outlines the details of Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) approved harvest, renewal, tending and access locations on the Kenogami Forest. The operations are in compliance with the Crown Forest Sustainability Act.
The FMP details all of the activities scheduled to occur on the forest during the 10-year period, where are chosen to ensure the long-term health and viability of the Kenogami Forest. Strategically planned, it balances the sustainable social and economic benefits of utilizing the forests’ resources with the protection of forests and wildlife habitats including species at risk, First Nation values, public concerns and other potential environmental and cultural aspects.
Within the plan, guidelines are provided (known as ‘operational prescriptions’) for in-field operators which are implemented according to MNRF policy to protect areas of concern (e.g. wildlife habitat) from any possible negative effects of forestry operations. Prescriptions can range from no forestry activity, to modified operations, through to limited operations due to timing or season of operations.
The Forest Management Plan contains two 5-year phases:
Phase 1 addresses details on harvest, renewal, and tending operations for the first five year period (2011-2016).
Phase 2 identifies operations for the second five-year period. Public Consultation for these Plans was conducted for both phases.
Where to find the FMP:
The 2011-2021 approved Forest Management Plan for the Kenogami Forest, the 2016-2021 Phase 2 Plan, and the associated Annual Work Schedules and Reports are available on the following Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s website located at: www.efmp.lrc.gov.on.ca/eFMP/home.do .
Where to find the Annual Work Schedule (AWS):
An Annual Work Schedule is prepared for each fiscal year (April 1st to March 31st) to outline planned annual operations. Once the AWS is approved by the District Manager it is posted on the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s website.