Enhanced Management Areas
Enhanced Management Areas (EMA) is a Crown land use designation that is used in Crown land use planning to provide more detailed land use direction in areas of special features or values, or where the land use policies for one of the EMA categories supports the land use intent for the area.
This 3652-ha enhanced management area abutting Algonquin Provincial Park and the east side of Aylen Lake is fairly remote, but contains a number of tertiary quality forest access roads. The area is an important land base for forest management, backcountry recreation and high quality hunting associated with residents, hunt camps and commercial outfitting.This area also contains several cold water lakes including Aglen Lake, Arabis Lake, Chapeskis Lake. This area contains lake(s) designated for lake trout management. Management objectives are to maintain the remote access characteristics of this area, particularly the east shore of Aylen Lake, while also managing the area for its high quality forest resources, backcountry recreation and hunting opportunities.
This relatively remote 3099 ha area abuts much of the west side of Bark Lake. The area is actively managed for forest management and fur harvesting and is a popular area for hunting. This area contains lake(s) designated for lake trout management. For a current list of designated lakes associated with this area, refer to the Lake Trout Lake Search Index accessible via the ‘Source of Direction’ portion of this policy report.
The 314 ha Hubert Property, an area of life science significance, was acquired by the Province in 1972. It is a mixed forest of hardwoods and conifers with some hybrid poplar plantations. Bitternut hickory, butternut and bur oak also grow there, at the northern end of their range. It is a fairly flat site, located on ground moraine deposits. As one of few publicly owned forests in the Site District, the property has been of interest to researchers interested in forest ecosystems in this part of the Ottawa Valley. The site is now home to forest research plots, acid rain studies and studies of poplar growth, forest soil-vegetation interactions and forest growth and yield.