The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry 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.
For more information about the MNR, please visit the MNR website at www.mnr.gov.on.ca.
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.