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Dufferin Management Plan – Tuesday June 17th, Meeting

June 11th, 2014 by in Everything

Dufferin Forest Management Plan – Public Meeting

 

You are invited to attend a public meeting on the development of a new twenty-year management plan for the 2,600 acre Dufferin County Forest:

Tuesday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Mel Lloyd Centre – Auditorium 167 Centre Street (Entrance D)

Shelburne, Ontario

 

The County Forest is made up of thirteen tracts located throughout Dufferin County. The plan will guide the use and management of the Dufferin County Forest over the next twenty years (2015-2035) to ensure the health and viability of this community resource. The Forest Plan Advisory Team, which has been advising the County throughout the development of the draft plan, is holding this open public meeting to hear input regarding the draft forest management plan, draft recreation policy, and the OFTR proposal for access to the Forest by off-road motorcycles. This is an additional opportunity for any members of the public to have input on the recreational and other uses of the forest. Documents relating to the Dufferin County Forest Management Plan are found here.

 

Written input regarding any of the items mentioned above can be provided to the County Forest Manager at any time between now and July 31, 2014: By email: forestmanager@dufferinmuseum.com

By mail: Dufferin County Forest (c/o DCMA) 936029 Airport Road, Mulmur, Ontario L9V 0L3 By fax: 705-435-9876

 

Thanks to everyone that has helped in this endeavor, the support has been remarkable. One last step…the Draft Recreation Plan is now available for public viewing  http://www.dufferinmuseum.com/forest/plan.html    (click on draft recreation policy). Please review it if you have time, it’s a short document.  Public comments are being encouraged by the county and must be in by July 31st. Please send them to the following address; forestmanager@dufferinmuseum.com

 

Beneficial points to stress are  for the single track to be designated as a exclusive separate hiking/biking trail, have a separate exclusive marked and mapped network for equestrians and to mark and expand the hiking/biking network. I would also like to say thanks to Sue and Mike at OCTRA, they have been wonderful to discuss issues with and to Caroline and the other committee members for taking the time to consider everything and create this Plan.  I realize how much work this is and the difficult issues at hand to be considered.

 

Thank you again to everyone who has taken the time.

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