Opportunity to review Greenwood PP preliminary management statement
Friday, 03 October 2008 00:00
A preliminary management statement for WJB Greenwood Provincial Park has been prepared. It is available for inspection until November 14. You can get a copy at http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/wjbg_planning.html. For more information, to submit comments, or to be added to the project mailing list, contact Kevin Pinkerton, Park Superintendent, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Friends of Temagami, in cooperation with the Town of Latchford, is opposing part of the Temagami Draft Forest Management Plan which proposes logging over the Burns Trail.

Peter Davies, Mayor of Latchford, wrote the following on the Burns Trail:

“The Burns & Coleman Trails are recreational trails in our area with a long historical background dating back to the 1920’s. The Burns trail was originally used to access logging and mining areas. The Coleman Trail was developed as a canoe portage route, providing access to Coleman and Anima-Nipissing Lake. Presently, these trails are still used as traditional travel corridors providing recreational use such as hiking, walking, ATV-ing, snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobiling.

“The Burns & Coleman Trails are important to the residents of Latchford. The Burns Trail is also essential to the development of a trails network within W.J.B. Greenwood Provincial Park. The Town of Latchford has entered a partnership with Ontario Parks to be the custodial manager of the park and has just recently released the Preliminary Management Statement. The park is set to provide low intensity, backcountry camping within a network of hiking trails. The Burns Trail is a main attraction of the park and serves as a trailhead. Remnants of an old logging camp still exist along the Burns Trail.”

You can find a guidebook to trails in the Latchford area here: http://www.latchford.ca/visitors/AreaTrailsBooklet.pdf.