Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Forest Tenure Modernization

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

 

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1 From “Aquatic Ecosystems of the Far North of Ontario: State of Knowledge” 2011, page 5
2 Ontario’s interests are represented in community based land use planning, joint planning teams and preparation of the Far North Land Use Strategy, by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF)
3 MNRF represents Ontario’s interests on joint planning teams
4 Under the Far North Act, 2010, if a community based land use plan is made or amended after a mining claim, mining lease, patents or license of occupation for mining purposes is issued in an area to which the plan applies, nothing in the plan shall affect the validity of the mining claim, mining lease, patents or license of occupation (see section 14(3) of the Far North Act, 2010)
5 Pauingassi and Little Grand Rapids are communities located in Manitoba but with areas of traditional use that span into Ontario.
6 Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Provincial Policy Statement: Under the Planning Act, April 30, 2014, p.40 http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=10463
7 Colombo, S.J., D.W. McKenney, K.M. Lawrence and P.A. Gray. 2001. Climate change projections for Ontario: Practical information for policymakers and planners. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Climate Change Research Report CCRR-05, Sault Ste. Marie, ON pg. 49
8 Sustainability in a Changing Climate: A Strategy for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, pg.9
9 Colombo, S.J., D.W. McKenney, K.M. Lawrence and P.A. Gray. 2001. Climate change projections for Ontario: Practical information for policymakers and planners. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Climate Change Research Report CCRR-05. Sault Ste. Marie, ON.
10 For further information on peatlands, see box “Peatslands – Carbon Sink vs Resource?”.
11 Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan 2007 and “Climate Ready”, see http://www.ontario.ca/ministry-environment
12 “Sustainability in a Changing Climate” (MNRF, 2011)
13 Canadian Wetland Classification System, Second Edition, By the National Wetlands Working Group / Edited by B.G. Warner and C.D.A. Rubec, 1997, pg 1 http://www.gret-perg.ulaval.ca/fileadmin/fichiers/fichiersGRET/pdf/Doc_generale/Wetlands.pdf
14 “Science for a Changing Far North”, April 2010, page 68
15 The Guide for Crown Land Use Planning sets out designations used in planning south of the Far North boundary. The Guide for Crown Land Use Planning does not apply in the Far North, however the designations and other policies in the Guide can help inform the development of designations and guidance for use in community based land use planning in the Far North.
16 These prohibitions are in keeping with international standards for protected areas
17 The Far North Act, 2010 provides the Minister with the ability to regulate categories of protected area to provide greater certainty about the categories and the permitted/non permitted uses.
18 The Far North Act, 2010 requires that community based land use plans must specify a review timeframe, which shall not be more frequently than once every 10 years after the plan is approved. (Section 9(9)(f)).