The Forest Management Planning Process

The MNR has prepared a helpful guide to the forest management planning process called 'Help Shape the Future of our Forests'. Click here to view.


How to Participate in the Preparation of the 2020-2030 Forest Management Plan for the Sudbury Forest

We have initiated the planning process on the Sudbury Forest for the 2020-2030 10-year period.

Comments and concerns are best addressed early in the process.  Submissions are welcome through any of the following approaches:

A written response will be sent for every submission received, so it is necessary for you to include your full name and postal address.  All complete submissions become part of the FMP documentation with personal information omitted as required by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

You can keep abreast of Public Notices for the preparation of the 2020-2030 FMP and other forest management activities on the Sudbury Forest by monitoring this website.  If you would like to receive future Public Notices by mail, please contact Tim Lehman, MNR Area Forester at (705) 564-7875 or

Please pass this information on to anyone else who may have an interest in the management of Crown forests on the Sudbury Forest.

For information or appointments, please contact:

Doug Maki, R.P.F.
Silviculture Forester
Vermilion Forest Management
311 Harrison Drive
Sudbury, Ontario
P3E 5E1
Tel.  705-560-6363
Fax  705-560-7887
Tim Lehman, R.P.F.
Area Forester
Ministry of Natural Resources
Sudbury District
3767 Hwy 69 S, Suite 5
Sudbury, Ontario
P3G 1E7
Tel.  705-564-7875
Fax  705-564-7879