Forests and Wildlife [Archived]

Canada's most important natural resource is its forests which provide timber, pulpwood, wildlife habitat and a wealth of recreational opportunities. But the forests are not limitless and all Canadians must share a renewed commitment to their wise use and management.

Within the conservation movement, sustainable forestry means forest practices that ensure that the structure, function and composition of the forest are maintained in perpetuity. It also entails the equitable distribution of forest resource benefits, and the opportunity for the public to be involved in a meaningful way. After all, the forests of Ontario are ours—88% of forested land is Crown land, held for the people of Ontario in trust by the provincial government.

You can read our 2002 publication on the State of Ontario’s forests online at:

http://www.sierraclub.ca/national/programs/biodiversity/forests/state-of-the-forests/index.html

If you are interested in volunteering with our Forests and Wildlife campaign please contact ontariochapter@sierraclub.ca.



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Sierra Club Supports Provincial Proposal To Grow The Greenbelt In Niagara, Ontario

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Niagara, Ontario – The Sierra Club of Niagara is calling on the Province to stand firm in its recommendation to add 2,280 acres of land to the Greenbelt in the Niagara region, amid concerning requests from Niagara Region and private developers to remove land from Greenbelt and Niagara Escarpment designation.

Red dots on this map in Niagara Region and other areas of southern Ontario identify areas developers and others are asking provincial government to remove from protected Greenbelt.

Red dots on this map in Niagara Region and other areas of southern Ontario identify areas developers and others are asking provincial government to remove from protected Greenbelt.

Source: https://niagaraatlarge.com/2016/10/19/sierra-club-supports-provincial-proposal-t...