Forestry

The Minaki Conservancy’s first initiative was the review of and comment on the ten-year forest management plan proposed by the Ministry of Natural Resources for 2006 through 2015, with a focus on the first five year implementation.  That initiative was a major undertaking, but it established the “no see – no hear” principle for logging plans and practices in the Minaki area and established The Conservancy as a recognized participant in forestry management matters going forward.  Forestry consultant David Anderson advised The Conservancy in that effort.

In 2011, The Conservancy insisted that the “no see – no hear” values be included in a second five year implementation of the 2006 plan.  It also conducted an annual review on the ground of compliance of the actual cutting and road building with the requirements of the various plans.

In 2016, The Conservancy worked with MNR on the next ten-year plan.  That plan so far includes two areas affecting Minaki — one near Pistol Lake and another around the entrance to Roughrock.  The areas are shown on the map below.