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Looks Like We Missed a Lake

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

Looks Like We Missed a Lake

by Chris Marchand – The Dryden Observer As spring sweeps across our landscape a bit early, some residents are already returning to find some of their favourite backcountry haunts not exactly as they left them. Last week I met with a local outdoorsman who was disturbed to find a well-frequented campsite and access point at Trot Lake, north of Dryden, is now surrounded by a clearcut right to the water’s edge of the small ‘splake’ lake — stocked with hybrid trout. Whenever you look into a story like this you are led to the same inevitable conclusion — members of the public need to become...

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Cut to shore guidelines short explanation

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Cut to shore guidelines short explanation

In the new Stand and Site guide there is a cut to shore prescription that allows for a more natural disturbance pattern that mimics the result of a fire.  A fire would burn right to the shore of a lake and allow a younger forest to grow adjacent to the lake.  A lot of birds and mammals need this younger age class and water interface for their habitat. The cut-to-shore prescription can be applied to a lake where the trees are at least 35 years old or older, or the trees are at least 10 m tall.  Up to 50% of the shoreline can be harvested on small lakes which are 100ha or less and up to 10 %...

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Forest Tenure Modernization in Ontario

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Forest Tenure Modernization in Ontario

With approximately 85 billion trees, our forest asset is the envy of the world. It sustains a $12-billion industry and delivers hundreds of thousands of jobs to hundreds of communities across Ontario. Why change the current system? This modernization process, which was initiated in 2009, will make the system more flexible, and responsive to today’s fast-changing economic environment. It will help put Ontario’s Crown forests to work for all Ontarians. Today’s forest tenure system originated about 100 years ago. It is based on a model that essentially gives many primary wood-using mills...

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