In June 2009, the Ministry of Natural Resources posted the final Framework for Enhanced Black Bear Management in Ontario following public consultation.
This framework updates and replaces the outdated 1986 document entitled Management Policy and Program for Black Bears in Ontario.
This new framework is intended to improve black bear management in Ontario and establish a more ecologically based, transparent and consistent approach to long-term decision making.
Framework for Enhanced Black Bear Management in Ontario (PDF, 256 kb) – full framework document
Summary of the Framework for Enhanced Black Bear Management in Ontario (PDF, 56 kb) – summary of the framework document
Backgrounder on Black Bears in Ontario (PDF, 750 kb) - provides background information about the current knowledge/understanding of black bears and their management in Ontario.
More information regarding the public consultation process and comments received are available for review by entering the Registry Number 010-4825 at this location: Environmental Registry.