Forest Tenure Modernization Oversight Group
The Forest Tenure Modernization Oversight Group (Oversight Group) was established in January 2014. The Oversight Group allows the various members with their individual interests to better understand one another’s interests and come to a common point of understanding and path forward.
The Oversight Group has up to 20 members representing various Indigenous and stakeholder groups including forest sector, communities, First Nation and Métis peoples as well as members at large (e.g. academia) and designated MNRF staff. The Group is the primary means for Indigenous and stakeholder engagement in the review of forest tenure models project and also acts as the project’s Steering Committee.
The Oversight Group works collaboratively with MNRF, to provide advice and recommendations to the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry.
The current membership is:
Roger Barber, Forest Sector - Resolute Forest Products
David de Geus, MNRF
Robert Craftchick, Algonquins of Ontario
Grant Goodwin, Community Representative – Manitouwadge / Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation
Faye Johnson, MNRF
Desneiges Larose, Community Representative – Hearst / College Boreal
Christine Leduc, Forest Sector - Ontario Forest Industries Association
Kathleen McFadden, MNRF
Susan Millson, Forest Sector - Millson Forestry Service
Louise Montague, Community Representative – Parry Sound / Westwind Forest Stewardship Inc.
Jeff Muzzi, Community Representative – Renfrew County / Ensyn Technologies Inc.
Jeffrey Ross, Grand Council Treaty #3
Al Thorne, Forest Sector - Tembec
Brian Tucker, Métis Nation of Ontario
Ed Wawia, Union of Ontario Indians
Forest Tenure Modernization Oversight Group, June 2015
From left to right:
Robert Craftchick, David de Geus, Ed Wawia, Jeffrey Ross, Brian Tucker, Kathleen McFadden, Louise Montague, Susan Millson, Grant Goodwin, Christine Leduc, Jeff Muzzi, Roger Barber, Faye Johnson, Al Thorne, Desneiges Larose