This report includes a description of the public engagement process, a summary of results from each engagement activities, and overall conclusions that capture the common themes across all the engagement opportunities

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During the first round of engagement on the future management of the MFR, we heard a diverse range of perspectives from over 1,275 community members. The thoughtful input from participants in this first round of engagement reflects the deep care people share for their community and the forest reserve in particular. There was agreement that the MFR is a valued community asset, and many are in favour of an approach to forest management that shifts the primary management focus of the MFR toward the ecological and recreational benefits.

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