An additional list of lakes missing protection:
Acanthus (Just a bit NE of Cedar L)
Francis (Near Traverse on the road to the access point)
Little Norway (On the rod leading to the hydro lines paralleling the Bonnechere River)
Foy (On the rod leading to the hydro lines paralleling the Bonnechere River)
An interesting observation; Big Bissett Lake is half in Algonquin park and half outside. The outside portion is in a new provincial waterway park created in 2006. Outside of Algonquin there is a 200m setback. Inside there is 30m.
It's also quite interesting to look at the Kingscote area in the south. I know it's quite heavily used but wow the proposed setbacks are low.
Also.... in terms of the proposed setbacks... never mind 30m, some lakes already have greater setbacks. Brook trout lakes have the following setbacks based on the slope beside the lake:
10-15% - 30m
16-30% - 30m+20m (Modified)
31-45% - 30m+40m (Modified)
46+% - 45m+45m (Modified)
Finially.... they use the word 'modified' when defining the setbacks for brook trout lakes, other AoCs _as well as for the 200m buffers (Marked as 120m + 80m in the legend) on the above map_ (Marked as 120m + 80m in the legend). What is a 'modified' setback? The 'modified' distance is logged, but just not by shelterwood or clearcutting (except selectively). There is also no 'mechanical site preparation'. The whole point is that the 200m figure is deceiving. It's really 120m in disguise.Jeff
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