Independent Forest Audits

Ontario Regulation 319/20 (Independent Forest Audits) under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act requires management units to be audited at least once every ten years. The Minister may also extend the period between audits by up to two years under certain circumstances.

Table 1. Independent Forest Audit schedule.

The following table presents the year of the most recent forest audit for each management unit in Ontario. This table includes former management units which have since been amalgamated under a new name as well as proposed and recently-designated management units for which an audit has yet to be conducted.
Management Unit Number Management Unit Name Year of Last Audit
110 Abitibi River Forest 2017
615 Algoma Forest 2016
451 Algonquin Park Forest 2017
815 Armstrong Forest (proposed) not applicable
220 Bancroft-Minden Forest 2017
67 Big Pic Forest (former) 2014
35 Black Spruce Forest 2017
406 Boundary Waters Forest (new) not applicable
175 Caribou Forest 2019
405 Crossroute Forest (former) 2017
177 Dog River-Matawin Forest 2015
535 Dryden Forest 2018
230 English River Forest 2020
360 French-Severn Forest 2016
438 Gordon Cosens Forest 2016
601 Hearst Forest 2019
350 Kenogami Forest 2015
644 Kenora Forest 2018
702 Lac Seul Forest 2017
815 Lake Nipigon Forest 2016
796 Lakehead Forest 2014
565 Magpie Forest 2016
509 Martel Forest 2017
140 Mazinaw-Lanark Forest 2016
390 Nagagami Forest 2017
754 Nipissing Forest 2016
680 Northshore Forest 2017
415 Ogoki Forest 2017
780 Ottawa Valley Forest 2018
966 Pic Forest (new) not applicable
965 Pic River Forest (former) 2016
421 Pineland Forest 2017
840 Red Lake Forest 2020
930 Romeo Malette Forest 2019
853 Sapawe Forest (former) 2017
210 Spanish Forest 2016
889 Sudbury Forest 2016
898 Temagami Forest 2016
280 Timiskaming Forest 2016
120 Trout Lake Forest 2015
130 Wabigoon Forest 2020
490 Whiskey Jack Forest 2019
60 White River Forest 2019
994 Whitefeather Forest 2018

Table 2. Management Units Scheduled for Independent Forest Audit in 2021.

The following table lists management units that are scheduled for audit in 2021. On average, it is intended that 3 to 5 management units will be audited annually.
Management Unit Number Management Unit Name Scheduled Year of Next Audit
615 Algoma Forest 2021
360 French-Severn Forest 2021
796 Lakehead Forest 2021
898 Temagami Forest 2021
Updated: June 22, 2021
Published: March 21, 2019