Understanding Forestry Management Maps

What are Forestry Management maps for?

These are the public maps that show current, past and future plans for forestry management plans in our region.

Located at http://www.efmp.lrc.gov.on.ca/eFMP/home.do . You first click on your area of interest.

I am looking for aerial herbicide spraying around Nipigon in my blueberry picking areas. So I click on that section of the map. (Lake Nipigon Forest (815)).

That opens a sub menu below the map. I will choose Annual Work Schedule (2015-2016).

First Thing I want to do is see an index map because this is a big area and I want to narrow it down.

Maps >> Operations >> Index Map 02

01 map refers to cutting
02 maps refer to planting/spraying

From the legend I can see that herbicide aerial tending is Brown (Planting is green, etc etc).

I am looking along camp 81 road – there is brown in section L113 (record number)

Go back to where you opened the index map, choose Operations L113_02 map and I get a close up map of that section.

I can match this area up on Google earth and quickly realize my blueberries are safe – they are in a planting area. Aerial tending to the NE.

All maps on camp 81 are: Look at detailed maps by number (choose ones marked 02)
Camp 81: L122-02, L113-02, L116-02, L107-02, L108-02 All have aerial tending planned.

Other Uses for forestry Maps

The obvious use for forestry maps is to identify new cuts, recent re-plantings and cut/wooded interface area specifically for Hunting. Moose or deer depending on location. This is also a great way to see new forest roads for Grouse hunting.

Blueberry pickers can easily see areas ripe for potential blueberries (2-4 year old cuts) as well as cuts that my be being overgrown or recently sprayed/killed off.

Reposted from: http://nwoutdoors.ca/forestry-management-maps/


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