Tree Frog Forestry News

Draft Forest Sector Strategy Highlights

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
The Government of Ontario
December 4, 2019
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

The Ontario government released its draft Forest Sector Strategy for further feedback through the Environmental Registry:

  • Leveraging Sustainable Forest Management Practices… more environmentally conscious and sustainably sourced products.
  • Investing in Technology… like Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), which produces high-resolution aerial imagery of forests. 
  • Reducing Regulatory Burden… streamlining the process for permits and approvals, removing duplication, and modernizing the forest management planning process and the approach to independent forest audits. 
  • Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program… will provide up to $10 million per year in funding.
  • Promoting Innovation… to support the commercialization of innovative forest products and processes.
  • Increasing Wood Use… to harmonize the Ontario Building Code with national codes to expand opportunities to use mass timber.
  • Reaching New Markets and Addressing Trade Barriers… by supporting participation in trade missions in emerging markets.
  • Growing Talent in the Forest Sector… attract young Ontarians and particularly Indigenous youth to forestry careers. 

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