MNRWATCH

Keeping Tabs on the Role of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

The MNR&F stands as a bastion of responsibility when it comes to the sustainable management of Ontario’s fish and wildlife resources. Their mission is to ensure that the province’s ecosystems thrive for generations to come, securing the delicate balance between nature and human activity.  Beyond wildlife, the MNR&F plays a pivotal role in managing Ontario’s Crown lands, water, oil, gas, salt, and aggregates resources. They are tasked with making Crown land available for renewable energy projects, contributing to the province’s green energy initiatives.   The ministry is committed to the responsible stewardship of Ontario’s Crown forests, recognizing their significance not just for timber but as vital components of the province’s ecological health. 

Subscribe to News via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 3,944 other subscribers

During times of crisis, the MNR&F is on the front lines, protecting people, property, and communities from forest fires, floods, and droughts. Their dedicated efforts ensure public safety and minimize damage.  In today’s data-driven world, geographic information is a powerful tool. The MNR&F employs it to make informed decisions in managing the province’s natural resources. This approach ensures that their actions are both effective and sustainable.

Stay Informed with Our Updates

As your trusted source for news and insights, we will keep a watchful eye on the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. We’ll bring you the latest developments, policies, and initiatives aimed at preserving Ontario’s natural beauty and promoting sustainable practices.  Join us as we watch the critical efforts of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Together, we can celebrate the richness of Ontario’s wilderness and work toward a harmonious coexistence with the environment.

Ontario Angler Fined for Walleye Overfishing

Ontario Angler Fined for Walleye Overfishing

The Ontario government is safeguarding walleye fisheries by ensuring fishing rules and limits are followed to maintain sustainable fisheries for future generations to enjoy. Roger St-John of South Woodslee pleaded guilty to catching an over-limit of walleye and...

read more
Waterford Angler Fined $5,750 for Exceeding Legal Limit

Waterford Angler Fined $5,750 for Exceeding Legal Limit

Mr. Pearson of Waterford, pleaded guilty to the possession of 19 walleye over the legal limit and possession of fish packed in a manner that could not easily be counted. He was fined a total of $5,750 and had a one-year fishing licence suspension imposed. The court...

read more
Hunter Guilty of Illegal Moose Kill Faces Consequences

Hunter Guilty of Illegal Moose Kill Faces Consequences

Marc Wiercigroch of Ayton pleaded guilty to hunting a cow moose without a licence and abandoning the moose, allowing the meat to spoil. He was fined $8,000, had his hunting licence suspended for one year and was required to re-attend the Ontario Hunter Education...

read more
$13,000 in Fines for Illegal Moose Harvest

$13,000 in Fines for Illegal Moose Harvest

The Ontario government is safeguarding the province’s moose population from hunters illegally hunting big game. Christopher Brown of Corunna was found guilty of hunting a bull moose without a licence and transporting wildlife that was unlawfully killed. He was fined...

read more
Man Fined $3,050 for Failing to Tag Deer and other Offenses

Man Fined $3,050 for Failing to Tag Deer and other Offenses

The Ontario government is safeguarding the public against unsafe and illegal hunting practices. Constantine Boyd of Huron East was convicted of discharging a firearm across a public right of way, careless hunting, having a loaded firearm in a vehicle and failing to...

read more
Shot at Deer Decoy Costs man $8,000

Shot at Deer Decoy Costs man $8,000

The Ontario government is safeguarding the public and deer from unsafe and illegal hunting practices. Derek Morgan from Mactier pleaded guilty to trespassing for the purpose of hunting and discharging a firearm from a roadway. He was fined $8,000 and had his hunting...

read more
Man fined $10,000 for careless use of firearm.

Man fined $10,000 for careless use of firearm.

The Ontario government is safeguarding the public against unsafe and illegal hunting practices. Donald Rodzik of Windsor pleaded guilty to careless use of a firearm while hunting and was fined $10,000. He also had his hunting licence suspended for five years and is...

read more
Man Charged for Shooting Deer on Residents Front Lawn

Man Charged for Shooting Deer on Residents Front Lawn

The Ontario government is safeguarding people from illegal and unsafe hunting practices. John Hayberg of Sioux Narrows pleaded guilty to careless use of a firearm and trespassing for the purpose of hunting. He was fined $8,000. He is also prohibited from possessing...

read more
Ontario Ready to Respond to 2023 Wildland Fire Season

Ontario Ready to Respond to 2023 Wildland Fire Season

Staff and equipment prepared to protect communities TORONTO – Ontario is ready to respond to this year’s wildland fire season, which lasts from April 1 until October 31. “We are ready to protect people and communities across the province from wildland fires,” said...

read more
2 People Charged for Ice Fishing for Bass Out of Season

2 People Charged for Ice Fishing for Bass Out of Season

The Ontario government is safeguarding fish populations from illegal angling practices. Seng Chiong Choo of Newmarket pleaded guilty to catching and retaining bass during the closed season and fishing with extra lines and fined a total of$2,500. In addition, he is...

read more