The proposed forest management plan contains planned and optional harvest areas that directly surround our lake. If these areas are harvested our lake may be detrimentally affected. Please stay informed about the Long Term Management Plan by reviewing the following documents. It is important for you to take advantage of this opportunity to have your voice heard on this issue affecting our lakes by submitting your opinion to Joel Martineau of the forestry planning team by August 27, 2020. If you would also send a copy of your response to the LWCA at firstname.lastname@example.org we would greatly appreciate it. The LWCA has prepared a document containing our concerns and suggestions for amendment. You can find it at the bottom of this page.
Here is a draft letter for you to use:
Hi Margaret, Joel, and Tom,
Please accept this e-mail outlining my concerns about your proposed 10 year Forest Management plan.
As a long time member of the Lake Weslemkoon Conservation Association (LWCA) I respectfully submit to you my request for your consideration of the LWCA’s minor amendment to your plan.
As an association and community of the Lake Weslemkoon watershed we’ve been working with and monitoring the Forestry, and Silviculture activities of both the Mazinaw-Lanark Forestry Inc. (MLFI) company, and the Bancroft Minden Forestry Company (BMFC) in an effort to protect water quality across the Lake Weslemkoon watershed, our unique Jewel Lake Trout population, and our real estate values and tax base.
The association has implemented several activities in an effort to preserve our water quality. For example “annual water testing” and management of our septic’s with our “Get Pumped” program, and may others. All in an effort to protect our unique Lake trout population and the quality of our water for human consumption.
Forestry harvest activity at any level will impact our watershed, our lake trout population and our realestate values. For these reasons I respectfully ask that you amend the 10 year Forest Management plan as outlined in the LWCA proposed minor amendment recently sent to you .
Thank you very much for taking the time to consider my request. I look forward to hearing back from you about your potential acceptance of this request and the change of your 10 year FMP to accommodate the LWCA’s minor amendment.