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If your trip planning involves the large Recreational-Utility zone of the park, it's prudent to refer to the maps provided by the Algonquin Forestry Authority (AFA). On these maps, the AFA shows both its intended areas of cutting and construction, and its network of logging roads by which it hauls out the cut trees. It is usually considered preferable to choose a route that avoids the noises of both the tree-cutting and the log-hauling trucks.

For details about the Algonquin Park Zones, please refer to this website's Resource section's archived Forestry item and its Management Plan sub-section.

For information on the Algonquin Forestry Authority, you can visit their website at ... www.algonquinforestry.on.ca.

The 2005-2025 Forest Management Plan Summary Map can be down-loaded from the AFA server, at ... www.algonquinforestry.on.ca/pdf/map9stage5.pdf . It shows primary and secondary logging roads, as well as preferred allocations and contingency allocations to be worked over the twenty year period.

Note that even though a cutting area may be well beyond your trip route, the logging roads carrying the haulage trucks should also be considered in your trip-planning, due to the truck noise involved.

Updated: May 11, 2011

Each spring, the AFA releases a map showing the currently Scheduled Harvesting Areas, which may be sometimes slightly modified through the course of the year.

It should be available on the AFA website at ... www.algonquinforestry.on.ca/summary.htm under the link "Schedule of Operations map" near the bottom of the page.