Regulation - LGIC

Amendments to Killbear Provincial Park boundary - Crown Land Use Amendment 2014-001

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006
Summary of Proposal:
Killbear Provincial Park is a 1,753.7 hectare (ha) natural environment class park, located on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay. Killbear is situated in the geographic Township of Carling, in the District of Parry Sound. The park is located on a peninsula west of the Town of Parry Sound. Two boundary amendments are proposed that were included as implementation priorities in the Killbear Provincial Park Management Plan (2000).

The first proposed boundary change includes the addition of 131.62 ha of land to the park (the Crown-owned portions of Lots 64 and 65, Concession 8, which are immediately adjacent to the park's western boundary and currently designated as General Use Area). This addition is being proposed because the lots contain a variety of wetland ecosites and habitat for the provincially threatened Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake that will complement existing habitat in the park.

The second proposed boundary change includes the removal of 1.95 ha of land from the park (Lot 63, Concession IX, Carling Township). The Township of Carling operates a landfill site on the east side of the park which currently encroaches on the regulated park boundary. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) intends to transfer the land containing the encroachment to the Township. Prior to doing this, MNRF must deregulate the land which includes the landfill's main entrance road and limited parking/turnaround area.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
June 1, 2016
Comments Due Date:
July 18, 2016