Forests: A Multi-Use Resource
Our forests are the places where we camp and hike, where we go to watch and listen for wildlife, and an important source for the wood products we use every day. In Ontario, we manage the forests in a way that makes sure that all of these values will continue to be here for everyone to enjoy over the long-term.
That is what we mean by a multi-use resource. It’s not only about making sure that we are able to get the benefits we want from the forest today, it’s about making sure that we can get them forever.
Our forests are the outdoor playgrounds for some of Ontario’s largest cities including Toronto and Ottawa, and every year millions of people visit to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you are a canoer, a moose or a woodworker, we all need the forest for different reasons. As a multi-use resource, the forests are managed in a way to meet everyone’s needs.