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MNRF Local Citizens Committee


November 20, 2018
Subject: Recruiting New Members for Local Citizens Committees for Crown Forest Management

The Bancroft District Office of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is recruiting new members for the Local Citizens Committee (LCC) for both the Bancroft-Minden and Mazinaw-Lanark forest management units (see maps).

The LCC is a volunteer committee representing a broad range of local interests, and provides an opportunity for enhanced public consultation through dialogue with the MNRF and the Sustainable Forest Licensee (SFL) (Bancroft Minden Forest Company Inc. and Mazinaw-Lanark Forest Inc.). The LCC assists in ensuring that the forest management planning process proceeds in a manner that incorporates the interests of all forest users.

The LCC for both forest management units are seeking new members to specifically represent naturalist and waterfront property owner interests in forest management planning. Previous forestry knowledge is not required, and orientation and training are provided. Travel expenses are reimbursed at approved government rates.

Prospective new members should be aware of the following requirements:

  • able to commit to attending two to four meetings throughout the year and possibly more during the development of a new Forest Management Plan;
    o For the Bancroft-Minden LCC, meetings are held in the evening in Bancroft
    o For the Mazinaw-Lanark LCC, meetings are held during the day in Sharbot Lake;
  • commit to membership for a minimum of one year; and,
  •  actively participate in meetings, provide timely input, and where required, seek and present perspectives of the interest group they are representing.

Those interested in applying to be a member of a LCC should contact the appropriate MNRF Management Forester for further information on the application process. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2019.

Ministry of Natural
Resources and Forestry
Bancroft District
PO Box 500
106 Monck Street
Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0
Ministère des Richesses naturelles et des Forêts
Telephone: (613) 332-3940
Facsimile: (613) 332-0608

Any questions about the LCC and recruitment process, or forest management planning in general, can also be directed to the appropriate Management Forester.

Bancroft-Minden Forest
Tim Reece
Management Forester
Tel: 613-332-3940 x248

Mazinaw-Lanark Forest
Joel Martineau
Management Forester
Tel: 613-332-3940 x256

Thank you for your interest in supporting Crown forest management planning in Bancroft District.


Paul Heeney
District Manager
Bancroft District
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Bancroft-Minden Forestry Region perimeters

Mazinaw-Lanark Region perimeter