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.
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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Has anyone been minnow trapping lately? I dont usually trap this time of year but i am this weekend. Are the minnows still in the creeks or have they made their way into the lakes by now?
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With all of the talk about drinking on the ice I would like to know what the real answer. To my understanding the hut needs to fit the requiements of a residence, ie sleeping and cooking facilities. But why the cooking facilities? Are you not allowed to pack a lunch? or have a bunch of sandwiches? Am I not allowed to use a fire to cook my food? It seems to me all that should be requried is a place to “sleep it off”. If cooking facilities are really required and a fire is not considered that, what about in summer when outdoorsmen are out in the bush in only a tent and a fire to cook with, are they consuming alchol illegally? Don’t get me wrong I understand the bigger picture is to prevent impaired driving and I am all for that, just want to make sure my practices are legal.
I know u need a license to sell minnows, do u need a license to sell worms?
In regards to the no fishing signs just up river of Edward st, on the neebing river. Can someone stand below the no fishing signs, but cast up into the No fishing area? I did witness a guy standing below the signs (legal) but cast right up to the weir, legal or not? Also, the floodway below Edward, I did not see any no fishing signs below it, is it legal to fish there or not?
Moose Tags 2014….
allocations for 2014 have been greatly reduced for Northwestern Ontario. The average for the entire region is a drop in 18% however in just the main hunting areas (19,15B,13) the average is 45% on average with WMU 13 coming in at an 89% reduction.
Official News release
The reductions are in response to declining moose populations in northern Ontario, which were noted by provincial biologists during this winter’s annual aerial surveys. The largest tag reductions will occur in areas with the largest declines.
Ontario has been working with key stakeholders and the hunting community to respond to these changes and plans to seek public input this summer on next steps.