Operating Plans that cover the next 5-years of forestry activity are prepared annually. The locations of proposed roads, harvest blocks, and renewal work for Year 1 of the plan are shown in detail on maps, and the direction for Years 2-5 is shown more generally.
Engagement with other land users and interested public during the development of these plans is a continuous process, aimed at developing mutually acceptable plans and activities. Communication and information sharing mechanisms are continually being modified and adjusted to meet people’s needs, expectations and legal requirements. The goal is to reach interested people and communities in whatever manner is most effective.
The Operating Plans (including harvest locations) are aligned with the strategic direction set in the longer-term Forest Management Plan for the Prince Albert Forest Management Agreement area, which brings into play strategies such as protecting habitat for wildlife species at risk.
Shareholders collaborate on preparing local-level operating plans under the direction of Planning Area Facilitators, who are responsible for turning those plans into a fully integrated operating plans for their planning area, then submitting it to Sakâw’s General Manager for consolidation and submission to government.
Current Operating Plan documents and maps are provided below:
Annual Harvest Plans
Shareholders are responsible for their own planning, harvesting, hauling, renewal operations, paying Crown dues and fees, and providing related plans and reports
The total area (land, water, swamp) of the FMA is 3.3 million hectares with 2.7 million being forested. Timber harvesting is expected to be possible on 1.7 million hectare or 63% of the forested area.
A long-term Forest Management Plan for the Prince Albert Forest Management Agreement area sets out the goals, objectives, and strategies for this forest for the period from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2038.
Sakâw, through its Shareholders, compiles an operating plan each year outlining the forestry activities (harvesting, road building, renewal, etc.) being planned for the next 1-5 years.
PUBLIC ADVISORY GROUP DOCUMENTS
Sakâw Public Advisory Group documents can be found on the following page.
Operating Plan Web Map:
A web map of the Sakâw Forest Management Area is available at the link below.
The map’s contents reflect the 2019 operating plan