FORESTRY FUTURES TRUST ONTARIO
Enhanced Forest Resource Inventory (eFRI)
As part of the government’s response to the recommendations from the Minister's Council on Forest Sector Competitiveness, the enhancement of the Forest Resources Inventory program was announced on September 29, 2005. As part of the enhancement the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) assumed full responsibility for production of the Forest Resources Inventory.
Coming out of that decision the administration of funding for the program was assigned to the Forestry Futures Trust Committee. In addition, a Provincial Forest Inventory Advisory Committee (PFIAC) was established to advise the MNRF on how to ensure the FRI program would remain current and effective. The PFIAC was given the option of utilizing technical committees to provide input on the design of the program. The MNRF retains the overall stewardship role, policy responsibility, scheduling and priority setting, standard setting, quality control and information management requirements for the program.
Funding for the eFRI program does not come from the traditional $0m3 FFT stumpage charge, but has its own funding stream. The eFRI program has a separate $10 million/yr commitment from the government to ensure the success of this program. Funding the program does not entail an additional contribution to the FFT by the forest industry, nor does it affect the core FFT silviculture program.
Knowledge Transfer and Tool Development (KTTD)
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