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  • Amendment to the Park Management Plan
    • Barry Bridgeford (Login BarryBB)
      Posted Jan 20, 2010 7:12 PM

      The background information that will be used to develop an amendment to the park management plan is now available for review. This amendment will address "lightening the ecological footprint of logging in Algonquin Park". The background information consists of ..

      Algonquin Park Management Plan - PDF
      High Resolution map from the Joint Proposal - PDF (13 mb)
      Background Information for a Proposed Amendment to the Algonquin Management Plan - PDF
      Joint Proposal for Lightening the Ecological Footprint of Logging in Algonquin Park - PDF

      To access the downloads of these documents, go to ..http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/algo_planning.html

      Following are four extracted samplings of the high resolution map ...

      I've made red-ink comments on the "legends". I have concerns over the reference to some setbacks being noted as "less-than-or-equal-to 60 meters". That means they could opt to maintain setbacks anywhere from 0 to 60 meters from the indicated lakes. These lakes already have 30 meter setbacks. Why should we accept anything less than 60 meters? Also, why should the lesser portages have anything less than their current 30 meter setbacks on either side, thereby a full width of no less than 60 meters free of logging?

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      Barry Bridgeford
      Executive Committee
      Algonquin Backcountry Recreationalists
      http://www.ABRweb.ca
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