NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - VOTE 2103

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NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - VOTE 2103

The Natural Resource Management program provides leadership and oversight in the management of Ontario's forests, fish and wildlife resources, Crown land and water resources, parks and protected areas, including the protection and management of provincially significant natural, cultural and recreational environment.

Efforts to respond to unprecedented challenges faced by the forest industry, associated social and economic impacts and enhancing the competitiveness of Ontario's forest industry sector will continue to be prominent in 2009-10.

The program also provides leadership and oversight in the management of non-renewable resources, such as petroleum and aggregates, and the Ministry's infrastructure (i.e., capital) investments.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2009-10

Estimates
2008-09

Difference
Between
2009-10
and
2008-09

Actual
2007-08

  OPERATING EXPENSE  
1 Natural Resource Management 409,550,400 403,653,000 5,897,400 381,671,331
2 Ontario Parks 14,634,300 16,212,700 (1,578,400) 15,330,022
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 424,184,700 419,865,700 4,319,000 397,001,353
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 5,090,000 4,090,000 1,000,000 11,828,169
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 5,091,000 4,091,000 1,000,000 11,828,169
  Total Operating Expense 429,275,700 423,956,700 5,319,000 408,829,522
  OPERATING ASSETS        
5 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management - Operating Assets 1,000 1,000 - 5,336,638
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - 5,336,638
  Total Operating Assets 1,000 1,000 - 5,336,638
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management 64,862,500 59,058,600 5,803,900 64,073,110
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 64,862,500 59,058,600 5,803,900 64,073,110
Statutory Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act 3,334,300 3,460,500 (126,200) 2,261,159
  Total Statutory Appropriations 3,334,300 3,460,500 (126,200) 2,261,159
  Total Capital Expense 68,196,800 62,519,100 5,677,700 66,334,269
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Natural Resource Management Infrastructure Assets 24,565,900 16,282,500 8,283,400 26,439,508
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 24,565,900 16,282,500 8,283,400 26,439,508
  Total Capital Assets 24,565,900 16,282,500 8,283,400 26,439,508



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE  
2103-1 Natural Resource Management      
  Salaries and wages     151,932,800
  Employee benefits     19,851,600
  Transportation and communication     12,879,300
  Services     162,946,300
  Supplies and equipment     18,025,400
  Transfer payments      
     Forest Sector Prosperity Fund   40,000,000  
     Northern Pulp and Paper Mill Electricity Transition Program   41,000,000  
     Southern Ontario Private Land Afforestation and Urban Tree Planting Delivery Partners   3,062,000  
     Ontario Wood Promotion Program   800,000  
     Invasive Species Management Centre   3,000,000  
     Fur Institute   40,000  
     Species at Risk in Ontario Stewardship   5,000,000  
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation   6,447,000  
     Taxes on tenanted Provincial properties   1,361,000  
     Grants to Conservation Authorities - Administration   133,300  
     Grants to Conservation Authorities - Program Operations   7,600,000  
     Grants to Conservation Authorities - Source Water Protection   12,800,000  
     Far North Program   2,200,000  
     Summer Experience   310,600  
     Annuities and Bonuses to Indians under Treaty No.9   100,000  
     First Nation Resource Development   935,000 124,788,900
  Subtotal     490,424,300
  Less: Recoveries     80,873,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     409,550,400
  Sub-Items:      
  Forest Management      
  Salaries and wages   45,313,500  
  Employee benefits   5,863,400  
  Transportation and communication   3,350,000  
  Services   99,757,300  
  Supplies and equipment   4,025,000  
  Transfer payments      
     Forest Sector Prosperity Fund 40,000,000    
     Northern Pulp and Paper Mill Electricity Transition Program 41,000,000    
     Southern Ontario Private Land Afforestation and Urban Tree Planting Delivery Partners 3,062,000    
     Ontario Wood Promotion Program 800,000    
     Invasive Species Management Centre 3,000,000 87,862,000  
  Subtotal   246,171,200  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   9,949,000 236,222,200
  Fish and Wildlife Management      
  Salaries and wages   48,324,800  
  Employee benefits   6,048,600  
  Transportation and communication   4,077,900  
  Services   27,400,800  
  Supplies and equipment   6,008,900  
  Transfer payments      
     Fur Institute 40,000    
     Species at Risk in Ontario Stewardship 5,000,000 5,040,000  
  Subtotal   96,901,000  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   69,504,600 27,396,400
  Land and Water Management      
  Salaries and wages   21,123,400  
  Employee benefits   2,782,400  
  Transportation and communication   3,135,100  
  Services   13,814,800  
  Supplies and equipment   3,206,000  
  Transfer payments      
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation 6,447,000    
     Taxes on tenanted Provincial properties 1,361,000    
     Grants to Conservation Authorities - Administration 133,300    
     Grants to Conservation Authorities - Program Operations 7,600,000    
     Grants to Conservation Authorities - Source Water Protection 12,800,000 28,341,300  
  Subtotal   72,403,000  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   35,700 72,367,300
  Field Services Support      
  Salaries and wages   37,171,100  
  Employee benefits   5,157,200  
  Transportation and communication   2,316,300  
  Services   21,973,400  
  Supplies and equipment   4,785,500  
  Transfer payments      
     Far North Program 2,200,000    
     Summer Experience 310,600    
     Annuities and Bonuses to Indians under Treaty No.9 100,000    
     First Nation Resource Development 935,000 3,545,600  
  Subtotal   74,949,100  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   1,384,600 73,564,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     409,550,400
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     5,090,000
2103-2 Ontario Parks      
  Salaries and wages     44,313,700
  Employee benefits     5,164,500
  Transportation and communication     1,128,800
  Services     14,569,400
  Supplies and equipment     10,616,500
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Parks Partners' Bursary Program     30,000
  Subtotal     75,822,900
  Less: Recoveries     61,188,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     14,634,300
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Natural Resource Management Program     429,275,700
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2103-5 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management - Operating Assets      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Operating Assets for Natural Resource Management Program     1,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2103-3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management      
  Transportation and communication     460,000
  Services     44,900,000
  Supplies and equipment     9,635,300
  Transfer payments      
     Conservation Authorities Infrastructure   5,000,000  
     Land Securement Program   5,000,000  
     Source Water Protection - Water Budgets   2,010,000  
     Transfer of Real Property at Less Than Market Value   1,000 12,011,000
  Other transactions     809,200
  Subtotal     67,815,500
  Less: Recoveries     2,953,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     64,862,500
  Sub-Items:      
  Natural Resource Management Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   300,000  
  Services   34,200,000  
  Supplies and equipment   6,348,800  
  Other transactions   742,200  
  Subtotal   41,591,000  
  Less: Recoveries   2,953,000 38,638,000
  Ontario Parks Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   135,000  
  Services   9,000,000  
  Supplies and equipment   2,768,000  
  Other transactions   47,000 11,950,000
  Aviation and Forest Fire Management Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   25,000  
  Services   1,700,000  
  Supplies and equipment   518,500  
  Other transactions   20,000 2,263,500
  Conservation Authorities and Municipal Infrastructure      
  Transfer payments      
     Conservation Authorities Infrastructure 5,000,000    
     Land Securement Program 5,000,000    
     Source Water Protection - Water Budgets 2,010,000    
     Transfer of Real Property at Less Than Market Value 1,000 12,011,000 12,011,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     64,862,500
  Statutory Appropriations      
Statutory Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act      
  Other transactions     3,335,300
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Capital Expense for Natural Resource Management Program     68,196,800
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2103-4 Natural Resource Management Infrastructure Assets      
  Land     500,000
  Buildings     13,584,900
  Land and marine fleet     10,481,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     24,565,900
  Sub-Items:      
  Ontario Parks Infrastructure Assets      
  Land   500,000  
  Buildings   7,700,000 8,200,000
  Aviation and Forest Fire Management Infrastructure Assets      
  Buildings   5,034,900 5,034,900
  Natural Resource Management Infrastructure Assets      
  Buildings   850,000  
  Land and marine fleet   10,481,000 11,331,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     24,565,900
  Total Capital Assets for Natural Resource Management Program     24,565,900