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  • Torrance Barrens Conservation Reserve

    (Dark Sky Reserve)

    Statement of Conservation Interest

    February, 2006

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    Torrance Barrens Conservation Reserve

    (Dark Sky Reserve)

    Statement of Conservation Interest

    Ministry of Natural Resources Parry Sound District

    Prepared with the assistance of:

    Meteek & Company Huntsville, Ontario

    February, 2006

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    Table of Contents

    APPROVAL STATEMENT .................................................................................................................................. II

    1.0 INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................................... 3

    1.1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION:........................................................................................................................ 4 1.2 REPRESENTATION: ....................................................................................................................................... 4 1.3 SURVEY WORK: ........................................................................................................................................... 5

    2.0 VALUES TO BE PROTECTED ................................................................................................................ 6

    2.1 EARTH SCIENCE: .......................................................................................................................................... 6 2.2 LIFE SCIENCE:.............................................................................................................................................. 7 2.3 CULTURAL VALUES:.................................................................................................................................... 10 2.4 RECREATIONAL/AESTHETIC VALUES:........................................................................................................... 10

    3.0 MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES .............................................................................................................. 11

    3.1 LAND TENURE: ........................................................................................................................................... 11 3.2 DEVELOPMENT: .......................................................................................................................................... 12 3.3 RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES: ........................................................................................................................ 14 3.4 COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES: ........................................................................................................................... 15 3.5 ABORIGINAL INTERESTS: ............................................................................................................................. 15 3.6 NATURAL RESOURCE STEWARDSHIP: .......................................................................................................... 16 3.7 CULTURAL RESOURCE STEWARDSHIP: ........................................................................................................ 17 3.8 CLIENT SERVICES:...................................................................................................................................... 17 3.9 RESEARCH:................................................................................................................................................ 18 3.10 MARKETING: ............................................................................................................................................ 18

    4.0 IMPLEMENTATION ............................................................................................................................... 18

    5.0 REVIEW AND REVISION OF THE STATEMENT OF CONSERVATION INTEREST .......................... 19

    6.0 REFERENCES ....................................................................................................................................... 20

    APPENDICES ................................................................................................................................................... 21

    APPENDIX 1 PROCEDURAL GUIDELINE B – LAND USES –................................................................................ 21 APPENDIX 2 INDICATOR USES FOR CONSERVATION RESERVES:...................................................................... 22 APPENDIX 3 PROCEDURAL GUIDELINE C........................................................................................................ 24

    Table of Figures

    Figure 1: Location of Torrance Barrens Conservation Reserve .................................................................. 1 Figure 2: Site Map – Torrance Barrens Conservation Reserve .................................................................... 2 Figure 3: Torrance Barrens Ecological Zones ............................................................................................... 9

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