Boundary regulation for Thessalon River Delta/Rock Lake Red Oak Conservation Reserve (C258)
O. Reg 315/07
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act , 2006
Summary of Decision:
A decision was made on May 01, 2014 to proceed with the proposal as described.
The proposal was implemented by an amendment to O. Reg. 315/07 (Designation of Conservation Reserves) by O. Reg. 122/14. This regulation was filed by the Registrar of Regulations on May 01, 2014 and was published in the Ontario Gazette on May 17, 2014.
April 8, 2013
Summary of Proposal:
The Thessalon River Delta/Rock Lake Red Oak Conservation Reserve (C258) was regulated as a conservation reserve under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act (O.Reg. 315/07 Schedule 95) in 2007. The primary goal was to protect red oak (Quercusrubra L.), a species occurring on the northern limits of its range, and sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh). There was a strong desire to also include the Thessalon River Delta wetland complex in the conservation reserve due to the provincially significant earth science features present but at that time these lands were privately owned and not available.
Recently 36 hectares of private land encompassing a portion of the Thessalon River Delta was donated to the MNR with the prevision that it be added to the Thessalon River Delta/Rock Lake Red Oak Conservation Reserve (C258).
The proposal to regulate the boundary of this conservation reserve in order to encompass this donated land is the best method to ensure legal protection for this extensive wetland complex and its provincially significant earth science features.
May 17, 2014