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Ministry of Natural Resources

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is the largest land management agency in Ontario. The Ministry manages many areas that have trails. This includes Provincial Parks and other Crown Lands.

These areas are used for recreation, environmental preservation and protection, harvesting practices or utility needs. In many cases, trail users require permission to use these managed lands which are supervised and regulated.

The OTC has worked with the MNR to produce a series of guidelines on event planning (you need a permit) and safe responsible land use and access practices.

Learn more here:

Plans and Reviews

Grundy Lake Provincial Park - Approved Plan Amendment - Road Improvement and Recreation Lane

Niagara Escarpment Plan Amendment PG 203 14: Kerbel – Duncan Lake

Niagara Escarpment Plan Amendment PB 196 13 – Ontario Heritage Trust

Seeking Advice on the Future of Caribou in the Lake Superior Coast Range

Proposal to reduce the minimum distance requirement for placement of bait from rights of way and trails for black bear hunting

Identifying a Province-wide Cycling Network