The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry oversees the management of Ontario's Crown forests to ensure their long-term health. Covering almost two-thirds of the province's landbase, our forests provide a range of economic, social and ecological benefits that enhance our way of life. From the tolerant hardwoods and deciduous forests in the south, to the boreal forest in the north, our forests have helped shape our province and will continue to do so for many generations to come.


Ontario Wood

Whether you are a consumer, builder, designer or architect, look for the leaf to be sure it's Ontario Wood. Choose Ontario wood!


Forests are managed to enhance or protect wildlife habitat and other values.

Asian Long-horned beetle

Ontario's forests are vulnerable to insects and pests, such as the emerald ash borer and Asian long-horned beetle.

Our Role in Forestry


Promoting a Strong, Prosperous and Healthy Forest Industry


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Promoting Sustainable Forest Management


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