Ministry of Natural Resources

The Ministry of Natural Resources works to promote healthy, sustainable ecosystems and conserve biodiversity (the variety of life on Earth). They conduct scientific research and apply the findings to develop effective resource management policies. The Ministry of Natural Resources also manages Ontario’s Crown land, promotes economic opportunities in the resource sector and enhances opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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For more information about the MNR, please visit the MNR website at www.mnr.gov.on.ca.


Red Lake Fire Fighter

Fire Fighters

The Ministry of Natural Resources uses skilled fire fighters to keep forest fires under control and away from town sites. There are also programs in place to protect people from nuisance bears and other critters, contaminated water and fish. 

TIPS MNR Reporting Line:  call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667)
To report a Forest Fire:  call 310-FIRE (310-3473).
To report a nuisance bear:   call 1-866-514-BEAR (2327) or contact the local OPP by dialing 911.
For emergencies:  call 911.


Pakwash Provincial Park:  www.ontarioparks.com
Woodland Caribou Provincial Park:  www.ontarioparks.com
Trout Lake Nature Reserve:  www.ontarioparks.com