Forest Management Planning Manuals

Summary


The Forest Management Planning Manual prescribes the requirements for Ontario’s forest management planning system.

 

Date Published:  December 11, 2009
Publisher:  Ontario Government, Ministry of Natural Resources
Author:  Forest Management

Details

The Forest Management Planning Manual prescribes the requirements for Ontario’s forest management planning system including a detailed description of the planning process and the products. The forest management planning cycle, established by the manual, consists of planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting. The reporting component of this planning system includes evaluation of results and recommendations to be incorporated into a subsequent planning process to complete the cycle.
 
The Forest Management Planning Manual provides direction based on the legislative requirements of the Crown Forest Sustainability Act and the Environmental Assessment Board’s Decision on MNR's Class Environmental Assessment for Timber Management on Crown Lands in Ontario (1994), as amended and extended by subsequent Declaration Orders and their conditions, under the Environmental Assessment Act.

 

Currently there are 2 versions of the manual that are in use:

 

  • The Forest Management Planning Manual (2009) provides direction for all aspects of forest management planning for forest management plans scheduled for renewal after March 2012 for management units designated under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act (CFSA) in the Area of the Undertaking and the Whitefeather Forest.

 

  • The Forest Management Planning Manual (2004) provides direction for all aspects of forest management planning for forest management plans scheduled for renewal between April 1, 2007 and  March 31, 2012 for management units designated under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act (CFSA) in the Area of the Undertaking.

 
State of Ontario's Forests

State of Ontario's Forests (Eng cover) 

The latest State of Ontario Forests report is comprised of a feature report and a supporting Criteria & Indicators (C&I) interactive PDF. The feature report focuses on specific themes and provides a high-level summary of the C&I framework. The C&I interactive PDF provides detailed information about the C&I framework.