The State of Ontario’s Forests Report summarizes how Ontario’s forest is managed for ecological sustainability.
The Ministry of Natural Resource’s (MNR) mandate is to manage our natural resources in an ecologically sustainable way and to ensure that these resources are available for the enjoyment and use of future generations. In support of this mandate, the MNR reports comprehensively on the state of Ontario’s forest resources every 5 years.
This is Ontario’s third State of the Forest Report. The reporting period for the report is April 2004 to March 2009.
This legally mandated report describes Ontario’s forests and forest management, based on a criteria and indicators framework for sustainable forestry. Criteria reflect provincial forest sustainability goals and are designed to reflect public values and desired long-term outcomes for Ontario’s forests. Indicators are specific measures used to assess progress towards the achievement of forest sustainability goals and objectives.
The latest State of Ontario’s Forests report is comprised of a feature report and a supporting Criteria & Indicators interactive PDF. The feature report focuses on specific themes (state of the forest sector, biodiversity, forest health, and climate change) and provides a high-level summary of the Criteria & Indicators framework. The Criteria & Indicators interactive PDF provides detailed information about the Criteria & Indicators framework and will be updated periodically to provide new information prior to the release of the next State of Ontario’s Forests report.
Read the report:
- State of Ontario’s Forests (feature report) (PDF, 8.0MB 73 pages)
- Criteria & indicators interactive PDF
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