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  • Be Bear Wise and Prevent Bear Encounters

    The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remind you to exercise caution as bears begin to come out of hibernation this spring.

    Bulletin | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Reducing Risk of Fire in the Province

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking action to protect people and communities from the risk of preventable human-caused fires and to ensure that the province's emergency response system remains strong during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Bulletin | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Working to Protect People and Property

    MINDEN — The Ontario government is taking action to protect people and communities from the effects of flooding by reducing flood risk and helping Ontarians to be better prepared for flooding events.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Improving Moose Management Approach

    Today, John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, announced Ontario is taking action to improve the system for moose harvest management and ensure a sustainable moose population.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario and Saskatchewan take a hard line on wildlife trafficking

    A two-and-a-half-year joint investigation between the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNRF) and Forestry and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment has resulted in one Ontario resident and four Saskatchewan residents being convicted for unlawfully trafficking in wildlife.

    Bulletin | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Continues to Take Action Against Invasive Species

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is protecting the province's environment and economy by taking action to prevent the introduction and spread of 13 invasive species. These species can cause significant harm to biodiversity and navigation in waterways, and affect recreational activities and tourism.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend

    TORONTO — The Ontario Government invites families to fish for free on Family Day weekend. From February 15 to 17, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card.  

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Protecting Black Bears and Promoting Sustainable Hunting

    PETERBOROUGH — The Ontario government is taking steps to ensure a healthy and sustainable black bear population while supporting small businesses and jobs in northern and central Ontario. Today, John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, announced the start of government's consultation on a proposal to move to a regular annual spring black bear hunting season. 

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Ontario Sending Additional Fire Management Support to Australia

    TORONTO - Today, Ontario is sending another seven fire management personnel to provide fire management support and expertise to Australia, which is currently facing a devastating fire season. An additional two staff will be deployed Friday, January 17, bringing the total number of Ontario personnel committed to Australia over several deployments to twenty-eight since the start of that country's fire season.

    News Release | Natural Resources and Forestry

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