September 19, 2018
The Forestry Futures Trust Committee received 20 applications under the is KTTD Round 2 Call for Proposals.  A summary of  approved projects, milestones and deliverables is available here.
December 14, 2017
The Forestry Futures Trust Committee (FFTC) is pleased to announce its Round 2 Call for Proposals (click here for details) for eligible projects under the Enhanced Forest Resource Inventory (eFRI) Knowledge Transfer and Tool Development (KTTD) Program.  Up to $1,000,000 will be allocated in this Round for projects up to two years in duration. Applications forms are available under the side bar tab DOWNLOAD FORMS.The Program is open to all interested applicants including, but not limited to, university and private sector researchers, federal and provincial applied researchers, private consultants, non-governmental organizations, forest company staff, who can provide expertise in the areas of:
  • digital land and provincial forest imagery (Ontario)
  • forest inventory development within the context of Ontario’s Crown forests
  • processes to link imagery with land or forest inventory to meet operational or management needs at the local to provincial scales (applicable to Ontario’s forests)
  • creative solutions for developing and utilizing digital imagery and forest inventory
Program Themes
Projects will be developed under the framework of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) 2017-2026 Strategic Focus for the Forest Resources Inventory Program and fall under one or more of the following four themes:
  1. Tools and Products to Enhance the Production of the eFRI
  2. Tools and Products for Clients and Stakeholders
  3. LiDAR (single photon)
  4. Integrating Monitoring Framework
 
   December 2017

   The MNRF eFRI program ten-year (2017-2026) strategic focus  is now available.

 
January 26, 2015

The Forestry Futures Trust Committee is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals  for eligible projects under the Enhanced Forest Resource Inventory (eFRI) Knowledge Transfer & Tool Development (KTTD) program.
October 24, 2014

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry biannual newsletter, for the enhanced Forest Resources Inventory, is now available.
Enhancing Ontario's Forest Resource Inventory Spring 2014
April 29, 2013

In an effort to provide regular, up-to-date information on the status of the enhanced Forest Resources Inventory, the Ministry of Natural Resources is now preparing a biannual newsletter that will be shared via the Forestry Futures Trust website.
Enhancing Ontario's Forest Resource Inventory Winter 2013


 
March 20, 2012

In an effort to provide regular, up-to-date information on the status of the enhanced Forest Resource Inventory, the Ministry of Natural Resources is now preparing a brief, biannual newsletter update that will be shared via the Forestry Futures Trust website.  Enhancing Ontario's Forest Resource Inventory Fall 2011

 

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 (MNR) assumed full responsibility for production of the Forest Resources Inventory.

 

The funding for the program will be administered by the Forestry Futures Trust Committee.  In addition, a Provincial Forest Inventory Advisory Committee (PFIAC) has been established to advise the MNR on how to ensure the FRI program remains current and effective.  The PFIAC may utilize a technical committee to provide input on the design of the program. The MNR retains the overall stewardship role, policy responsibility, scheduling and priority setting, standard setting, quality control and information management requirements for the program.

 

eFRI Funding Clarification

 

Funding for the eFRI program does not come from the traditional $0.48/cu m FFT stumpage charge, but has its own funding stream. The eFRI program has a separate $10 million/yr commitment by the government to ensure the success of this program. There is no net increase or decrease in the stumpage fees paid by forest industry nor does it affect the core FFT silviculture program.

 

> eFRI Program 2013 New and Ongoing Projects


> eFRI Program Process Flow Chart

 

> Kapuskasing  Accumulated eFRI Research &  Development and Training Survey Results

> Kapuskasing Survey Comments by Discussion Group

 

 


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