Ontario Moose Program Invites Public Review
The public is invited to take part in the first phase of a review of Ontario's moose program.
Last summer, the ministry announced a broad review of Ontario's moose management program. This phase, with consultation, will focus on four components of the program including background information, moose management, and a preliminary look at the resident moose tag draw. An information package is available to anyone interested in participating.
The deadline for public comment is June 30, 2008.
Broader consultation is planned for the winter of 2009 on enhancements to the resident tag draw, including discussion about the suggestions from phase one of the review.
"Moose are an integral part of Ontario's biodiversity and important to northern ecosystems, so we need long-term solutions," said Donna Cansfield, Minister of Natural Resources. "We're asking for input from all interested parties so that, together, we can ensure Ontario's moose population remains healthy."
- * Since 1983, Ontario's selective-harvest system has increased the moose population from about 80,000 to about 109,000.
- * Viewing and hunting moose generates about $100 million in economic activity within Ontario each year.
- * To comment on Ontario's moose program, you may request a copy of the moose program review information package and follow the instructions
- * View the information notice posted on the Environmental Registry; enter Registry Number 010-3470
- * The information package is also available by calling the Natural Resources Information Centre at 1-800-667-1940.