Policy Report: G2055
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G2055: Agnew Lake


DESCRIPTION:

This area only includes that portion of Agnew Lake in Hyman Township within the Sudbury District.

Existing uses in the area include hunting, fishing, boating, cottaging and hydro-electric power production. INCO Limited operates the Big Eddy and High Falls generation stations north of Turbine. These plants provide supplementary hydro-electric power to meet industry needs and to augment local hydro-electric power supplies when surpluses are available. As a consequence, the potential for resource management problems and land use conflicts is fairly high. For example, road location, construction and maintenance responsibilities are often split between municipalities, private property owners, private contractors and the Crown. These recreation and hydro-electric power production activities continue to dominate land uses.


LAND USE INTENT:

The need to provide sufficient water resources for energy production at the existing dam sites will continue to be a Ministry management objective. To foster successful management, MNR will follow management guidelines for access roads and AOC and will bring concerned parties together in an attempt to resolve site specific conflicts.

Management of this area is also governed by the general policies contained in Sudbury District Land Use Guidelines (1983).


MANAGEMENT DIRECTION:


Commercial Activities
Activity Permitted Guidelines
Aggregate Extraction Yes Existing commercial quarry operations will continue to be permitted. No new commercial aggregate operations will be permitted. Local wayside aggregate deposits will only be permitted in association with uses such as the construction and maintenance of forest and mining access roads.
Bait Fishing Yes The existing level of activity will continue to be permitted. Additional operations will be considered, on a case-by-case basis, wherever supplies are available.
Commercial Fishing Yes  
Commercial Fur Harvesting Yes Trapping will continue to be permitted. Efforts will be made to increase harvests to achieve quota levels.
Commercial Hydro Development Yes  
Commercial Power Generation Development Yes  
Commercial Timber Harvest Yes Subject to conditions to protect the land use intent of the area, forest management activities, including commercial timer harvest are permitted in accordance with the strategies, prescriptions and conditions contained in the currently approved FMP.

Operating and annual plans will contain guidelines for the protection of tourism and recreation values and fish and wildlife habitat.
Commercial Tourism (Services and/or Facilities), New Yes New tourist developments will be considered, on a case-by-case basis, on both Crown and private land adjacent to all waterbodies having regard for impact on Ministry programs.
Mineral Exploration and Development Yes  
Peat Extraction Yes  
Wild Rice Harvesting No  

Land and Resource Management Activities
Activity Permitted Guidelines
Crown Land Disposition, Agriculture No  
Crown Land Disposition, Cottaging Yes Existing cottage development will continue to be permitted. No Crown cottage development is proposed.
Crown Land Disposition, Rural Residential No Rural residential development will not be permitted on Crown land and MNR will not support rural residential development on private land.
Crown Land Disposition, Urban Development No  
Road Development and Maintenance, Existing Yes Wherever additional roads are required, the guidelines under the Access Roads and AOC Policies will be applied to ensure the protection of recreation values and fish and wildlife habitat.
Road Development and Maintenance, New Yes Wherever additional roads are required, the guidelines under the Access Roads and AOC Policies will be applied to ensure the protection of recreation values and fish and wildlife habitat.

Recreation Activities and Facilities
Activity Permitted Guidelines
Crown Land Recreation Yes This use will continue to be an important use of Agnew Lake.
Hunting Yes Hunting is permitted in accordance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and regulations. For more information, visit https://www.ontario.ca/hunting. Some municipalities have by-laws that apply to hunting including restricting the discharge of firearms. Check with the local municipal office for details.
Road Use (public), Existing Yes Wherever additional roads are required, the guidelines under the Access Roads and AOC Policies will be applied to ensure the protection of recreation values and fish and wildlife habitat.
Road Use (public), New Yes Wherever additional roads are required, the guidelines under the Access Roads and AOC Policies will be applied to ensure the protection of recreation values and fish and wildlife habitat.
Sport Fishing Yes Recreational fishing is permitted in accordance with the Ontario Fishery Regulations. For more information, visit https://www.ontario.ca/fishing and review the Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary or Fish ON-Line to determine the seasons, catch limits and other restrictions that apply in this area including the location of fish sanctuaries.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:


Note: MNR will consider the Land Use Intent and Management Direction outlined in this policy report when reviewing applications for permitted activities that require licences, leases, permits, or other forms of approval. The review of individual applications involves the consideration of a variety of factors and requirements on a site-specific basis in addition to land use policy.

SOURCE OF DIRECTION:
Sudbury District Land Use Guidelines (1983)


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