Keeping You Up-to-Date on the Ganaraska Forest Management Plan

Community E-News Issue # 3
A New Year and New Challenges

The beginning of 2017 began with the challenge of finding a new author of the Ganaraska Forest Management Plan (FMP), as the original Forester stepped down from his position. Thus, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is pleased to introduce Lawrence (Larry) Powell, Registered Professional Forester and Gus Saurer, Forest Technician. Larry was hired specifically to author the FMP, while Gus is on contract until the end of March, completing the inventory.
Making Progress

Through public input and stakeholder interviews, a Synopsis Report has been developed. This report highlights the engagement process and importantly, the guidance and advice that has been forthcoming from members of the Ganaraska Forest community. Developed as a stand-alone document, the Synopsis Report should be viewed as a companion document to the Forest Management Plan, once the updated Plan has been developed and approved by the GRCA Full Authority Board of Directors.
What's Next

As inventory is completed throughout the Ganaraska Forest, and sections of the FMP are being completed through staff involvement, the Plan is on target to be presented to the GRCA Full Authority Board at the May 2017 meeting.