North Frontenac Crown Land Stewardship Program
Management, operations and maintenance of the North Frontenac Park Lands is governed by the North Frontenac Crown Land Stewardship Program (CLSP). The CLSP is an innovative collaboration between the Township of North Frontenac and the Ministry of Natural Resources.
The mission of the CLSP is to “provide resource stewardship and maintenance of the Crown Lands and provide a model of influence and public awareness for the necessity to conserve and preserve our natural resources.”
Under the CLSP/MNR partnership the township of North Frontenac assumed management and operating maintenance responsibilities for the 58 kilometers of crown roads located within the Township boundaries. Over 70% of the total geographic area of the township is crown land.
Under the program the Township obtains funds from the sale of camping and road access permits which are reinvested in stewardship and maintaining the North Frontenac Park Lands.
Stewardship is not just the responsibility of local and provincial governments. Only through diligent conservation and respect for nature have the North Frontenac Park Lands remained one of the unspoiled backcountry experiences within an easy commute for so many.
We invite you to visit and enjoy all there is to see and do in the North Frontenac Park Lands and while you are here please be stewards of our land and protect and preserve it for future generations.
BUY IT WHERE YOU BURN IT!
DID YOU KNOW:
FIREWOOD IS A STAPLE OF ALMOST EVERYONE’S CAMPING TRIP WHETHER IT IS GOING TO A CAMPGROUND, TRAVELLING TO A COTTAGE OR HUNTING CAMP OR EVEN VISITING NATURAL AREAS.
WHEN YOU TRANSPORT FIREWOOD YOU COULD UNKNOWINGLY SPREAD DANGEROUS INSECTS AND DISEASES WHICH IN TURN HAVE POTENTIAL TO KILL MILLIONS OF TREES.
TRANSPORTED FIREWOOD COULD SPREAD DEVASTATING INFESTATION, INCLUDING:
- THE EMERALD ASH BORER;
- THE ASIAN LONGHORNED BEETLE;
- THE EUROPEAN GYPSY MOTH; AND
- PATHOGENS SUCH AS BEECH BARK DISEASE AND REDBAY WILT, AMONG OTHERS.
BUY WHERE YOU BURN:
WITH THE INCREASE OF NON-NATIVE INSECTS AND DISEASES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, CAMPERS CAN NO LONGER TRANSFER FIREWOOD WITHOUT RISK. NORTH FRONTENAC PARKLANDS IS URGING VISITORS TO PURCHASE THEIR FIREWOOD LOCALLY TO AVOID SPREAD OF INVASIVE INFESTATIONS.