The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Forest region covers the majority of the landscape of North of the French River and supports many wildlife species such as fishers, forest raptors, amphibians, large mammals such as moose and deer and a diverse array of songbird species. The largely coniferous forest cover throughout the region means it is important for residents and visitors to be FireSmart. The economy in this area is based primarily on natural resources including mining and forestry. The values and concerns of FOCA members in this area, such as water quality and fish habitat are a direct reflection of this. Local, municipal government is an important point of contact for many rural, waterfront issues. FOCA has compiled a comprehensive list of municipal contact information for your area which can be found in the Municipal Contacts link at left; these documents are searchable.
AMATEEWAKEA CAMPERS ASSOCIATION
BALDWIN COTTAGE ASSOCIATION INC.
BARBER'S BAY RATEPAYER'S ASSOCIATION
BAY OF ISLANDS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
BAYVIEW ROAD ASSOCIATION
BIG BASSWOOD LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
BIG LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC.
CASSELS & ADJOINING LAKES ASSOCIATION
CATARACT RIVER ROAD ASSOCIATION
CLEAR LAKE STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION
DESBARATS LAKE ASSOCIATION 2
ELLIOTT LAKE WATERFRONT OWNERS ASSOCIATION
FAIRBANK LAKE CAMP OWNER'S ASSOCIATION INC.
FRENCH RIVER STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
FRIENDS OF McFARLANE LAKE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE
GENEVA LAKE COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
GROUNDHOG LAKE ASSOCIATION
HAMMOND LAKE LAND TRUST
HORWOOD PENINSULA GROUP
HUDSON LAKES ASSOCIATION INC
IVANHOE LAKE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
KEENOA LAKE CAMPING GROUND GROUP
LAKE MANITOU AREA ASSOCIATION
LAKE TALON CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
LAKE WAHNAPITAE HOME AND CAMPERS ASSOCIATION
LANG LAKE COTTAGERS ASSOCIATION INC.
LAU CAMP INC.
LEASK BAY SHORES COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
MARCEAU LAKE COTTAGERS ASSOCIATION
MATTAGAMI LAKE COTTAGERS ASSOCIATION
McKEOWN TOWNSHIP COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
McGREGOR BAY ASSOCIATION
MICHAEL'S SOUTH SHORE ROAD BOARD
MUNRO LAKE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
MUSKOSUNG LAKE ASSOCIATION
NEPEWASSI LAKE ASSOCIATION INC.
ONTARIO RIVERS ALLIANCE
RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL TOBACCO LAKE
SESEKINIKA LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
SMALL YOUNG DUCK ROAD ASSOCIATION
SOUTH BAY COTTAGERS ASSOCIATION
STAR LAKE COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
TROUT LAKE CAMPERS ASSOCIATION
WAGNER SQUIRES ROAD COMMITTEE
WASI LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS AND FRIENDS
WATABEAG WILDGOOSE COMMUNITY COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION
WAVY LAKE CAMPERS' ASSOCIATION
WEST PANACHE CAMPERS' ASSOCIATION LTD.
WINDY LAKE BOAT PEOPLE
April 2013: be aware of high water and possible flooding. Read more...
Read these forest notices:
Nipissing Forest 2009-19 Forest Management Plan - Review of Phase II (2014-19) - comment by June 9, 2013
Temagami Land Use Plan - Feb/13 notice: amendment approved on 10-year review
November 2012 - Proposed Fisheries Regulation Changes to FMZ 10. Changes include a modification of the season and bag limits for smallmouth bass. click here....
November 2012 - The 2012 fire season is officially over and AFFES states that, "it was a more “normal” fire season despite fire activity running ahead of the ten-year averages for number of fires and hectares burned". There were more reported fires than in 2011 but much less area was burned. For the full report click here...
New Number to Report Forest Fires
310-FIRE (3473) is the new, toll-free number across northern Ontario.
Sudbury District of the Ministry of Natural Resources Contact Information:
Sudbury Office: 705-564-7823
Espanola Office: 705-869-1330
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