You will be getting more access to forest roads.
The province is making a $74-million investment into the Provincial Forest Access Roads Funding Program to improve community access to the remote roadways. The province says the forestry industry uses these roads for harvesting and reforestation on Crown lands, but improving industry access makes for more strategic harvesting. It says providing more access to the most remote areas of the province could economically benefit:
- Indigenous and local communities
- Mining, utility and railway companies
- Tourism operators
- Hunters, anglers and trappers
- Campers, cottagers and the general public.
by improving forestry management and route access. The province says this will also improve the crucial routes used for emergency preparedness, fire response and evacuation. The province says this is a great way to demonstrate the governments commitment to supporting the forestry industry, vital infrastructure and the communities in Ontario.