Amendment to regulation under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act - Black Sturgeon River Provincial Park boundary
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006
Summary of Decision:
A decision was made to proceed with the proposal. The proposal was implemented by an amendment to O. Reg. 316/07 (Designation and Classification of Provincial Parks) by O. Reg. 210/17. This regulation was filed by the Registrar of Regulations on June 28, 2017 and published in the Ontario Gazette on July 15, 2017.
February 25, 2011
Summary of Proposal:
Black Sturgeon River Provincial Park is a 23,755 ha waterway class park within the Lake Nipigon Basin Signature Site.
The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is proposing to regulate two areas that that would increase the park size by 1,364 ha:
- An area on the east shore of Black Sturgeon Lake that was identified for inclusion in the park in Ontario's Living Legacy Land Use Strategy (1999). Regulation was deferred due to active mining claims that have now lapsed (565 hectares).
- An area on the bed of Lake Nipigon in Black Sturgeon Bay capturing a glacial spillway and a portage along a popular canoe route connecting the Black Sturgeon River to Lake Nipigon (799 hectares).
Amending the boundary of Black Sturgeon River Provincial Park requires changing Ontario Regulation (O.Reg.) 316/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act (2006).
The boundary amendment is consistent with direction in Ontario's Living Legacy Land Use Strategy (1999) and the Lake Nipigon Basin Signature Site Ecological Land Use and Resource Management Strategy (2004).
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Provincial Services Division
Suite 221D, 435 James St S
Thunder Bay, ON
August 10, 2017