Land Use Issues
A Call To Arms
The mining exploration community is in desperate need of a few good individuals to volunteer some of their time working on LCC's, Local Citizen's Committees, for MNR Forestry Districts in Ignace, Dryden, Sioux Lookout and Fort Frances.
The work is exciting, stimulating and highly rewarding. Imagine being in a position where you could successfully prevent a road from being closed or a bridge from being dismantled; thus allowing prospectors and explorationists access to freshly exposed rocks. Imagine how impressed your friends will be if this leads to a new discovery, especially if it is yours.
One of the major bonuses of your job will be to have a first hand look at brand new Forest Management Plans (FMPs). You will see where future clear cutting will be and will know where all of the roads will go plus many more benefits that we won't go into now.
Below are listed the MNR office numbers for an area that you might be interested in. Give them a call and tell them that you would like to work on the LCC planning team and they will direct you to the proper contact person. Once you are on, contact:
NWOPA Land Use Contact
Mike Grant - email@example.com
and we will give you all the support that you need.
MNR District Offices
Area Code (807)
Fort Frances 274-5337
Red Lake 727-2253
Sioux Lookout 737-1140
Terrace Bay 825-3205
A Guide To Forest Management Units For Prospectors or Gaining Access To The Forest For Mineral Exploration Purposes
Prospectors usually always research an area before they venture into the bush to explore for minerals. There are many different types of maps at their disposal but there is one resource that many of us may not be aware of.
The MNR has divided the province's Crown forests into management units (FMUs) and each one has a Forest Management Plan (FMP).
Some plans are currently being prepared and some are about to start preparation.
The plans have a five-year duration. To find out when a particular area is up for renewal, contact the local MNR district office or use the public Forest Management website mentioned above.
Get to know the Regional Land Use Geologist in your area. They are very informed regarding land use issues.
Regional Land Use Geologist (RLUG)
The Regional Land Use Geologist with the Thunder Bay MNDM office can advise you regarding land use issues related to prospecting and mineral exploration issues. Call (807) 475-1663.