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Protecting Ontario’s natural environment and economy from invasive species

Effective January 1, 2021, we’re regulating 13 new invasive species and watercraft as a carrier of invasive species under Ontario’s Invasive Species Act.

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Making life easier for hunters and anglers

Learn about what you need to know before you head outdoors.


What we do

  • Sustainably manage Ontario’s fish and wildlife resources.
  • Lead the management of Ontario’s Crown lands, water, oil, gas, salt and aggregates resources, including making Crown land available for renewable energy projects.
  • Ensure the sustainable management of Ontario’s Crown forests.
  • Protect people, property and communities from forest fires, floods and droughts.
  • Develop and apply geographic information to help manage the province’s natural resources.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Natural Resources Information and Support Centre (NRISC)
300 Water Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 8M5

Minister, media and news

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