Hudson residents score win with forest plan

By Mike Stimpson
North West Ontario News Watch
December 18, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

SIOUX LOOKOUT, ONTARIO – People in the Hudson area spoke up, and the Ontario government listened. A petition and letter-writing campaign has succeeded in getting the wilderness area just west of Hudson spared from mass tree harvesting. “We really are overjoyed and thankful for all the support we had from the community and from the municipality,” Hudson resident Lesley Starratt said Monday. Starratt was among those concerned that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s draft 10-year management plan for the Lac Seul Forest would devastate an area popular with outdoors enthusiast and residents. She recently learned that the ministry’s finalized plan includes forest preservation along Johnny Lucs Road and Goodie Lake Road.

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