Approx. 75% of red areas will be logged over the next five years if MNR gets approval, and all of the yellow areas

Part 2

Part 3

Preliminary Timber Management Plan

Ontario's logging proposal for 2004-09,

public response sought

Misabi Range

Muskego Wildlands

Spirit Forest

Southwest Arm

Cross Lake

Hub of Lake Temagami


Map: Preliminary logging plans for Temagami 2003-09

JANUARY 21, 2003

Ontario wants to increase logging 400 per cent, 

most will be clear-cut

MNR has released the first look at its new timber plan for 2004 to 2009 and most logging areas will be clear-cut. The plan also proposes to increase logging by 400 per cent over that of the last decade. 

Information on spraying and the protection of portages, nastawgan, old growth and hiking trails has not been released. 

Previous logging proposals have sparked a legacy of protests. The plan to log the Wakimika Triangle resulted in it becoming a park in 1996. Opposition to the last plan by residents of Latchford stopped logging at the northern end of the Muskego Wildlands near Bay Lake. 

At open houses in March, MNR will release more detail on the plan. The ministry is asking for public comment. 

Comments should be mailed or faxed to:

Greg Gillespie

Ministry of Natural Resources

3301 Trout Lake Rd.

North Bay, ON  P1A 4L7

Voice: 705-475-5516

Fax: 705-475-5500

First in a series on logging

Map shows approved logging for 2003 (yellow) and proposed logging for 2004-09 (red).

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