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The Natural Resources Management Program provides leadership and oversight in the management of Ontario’s forests, Crown land, water, renewal energy, aggregate and petroleum resources through the development, implementation and improvement of legislation, policies, programs, and standards.

The Natural Resources Management Program also provides leadership and oversight in the management of Ontario’s fish and wildlife resources, parks and protected areas, including the protection and management of provincially significant natural, cultural and recreational environment in order to promote healthy and sustainable ecosystems, conserve biodiversity, and enhance opportunities for outdoor recreation.

In addition, the Program provides leadership and oversight in the management of capital infrastructure assets such as fire management and fish culture facilities, Parks, Crown land, water, and other infrastructure investments necessary to deliver ministry programs.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Natural Resource Management 233,887,600 239,450,400 (5,562,800) 243,989,010
2 Ontario Parks 14,424,900 14,634,300 (209,400) 16,202,800
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 248,312,500 254,084,700 (5,772,200) 260,191,810
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 90,000 90,000 - -
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 91,000 91,000 - -
  Total Operating Expense 248,403,500 254,175,700 (5,772,200) 260,191,810
  OPERATING ASSETS        
5 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management - Operating Assets 1,540,000 1,000 1,539,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,540,000 1,000 1,539,000 -
  Total Operating Assets 1,540,000 1,000 1,539,000 -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management 57,192,800 64,862,500 (7,669,700) 58,921,569
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 57,192,800 64,862,500 (7,669,700) 58,921,569
Statutory Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act 5,973,700 3,334,300 2,639,400 2,591,948
  Total Statutory Appropriations 5,973,700 3,334,300 2,639,400 2,591,948
  Total Capital Expense 63,166,500 68,196,800 (5,030,300) 61,513,517
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Natural Resource Management Infrastructure Assets 31,608,500 24,565,900 7,042,600 13,516,856
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 31,608,500 24,565,900 7,042,600 13,516,856
  Total Capital Assets 31,608,500 24,565,900 7,042,600 13,516,856



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     150,915,900
  Employee benefits     19,784,700
  Transportation and communication     12,785,500
  Services     63,031,200
  Supplies and equipment     17,914,300
  Transfer payments      
     Southern Ontario Private Land Afforestation and Urban Tree Planting Delivery Partners   3,062,000  
     Invasive Species Management Centre   4,000,000  
     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   1,500,000  
     Summer Experience   310,600  
     Annuities and Bonuses to Indians under Treaty No.9   100,000  
     First Nation Resource Development   935,000  
     Resource Stewardship   6,110,000 49,398,900
  Subtotal     313,830,500
  Less: Recoveries     79,942,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     233,887,600
  Sub-Items:      
  Forest Management      
  Salaries and wages   41,406,300  
  Employee benefits   5,340,500  
  Transportation and communication   3,352,200  
  Services   12,177,800  
  Supplies and equipment   4,025,000  
  Transfer payments      
     Southern Ontario Private Land Afforestation and Urban Tree Planting Delivery Partners 3,062,000    
     Invasive Species Management Centre 4,000,000 7,062,000  
  Subtotal   73,363,800  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   9,422,800 63,941,000
  Fish and Wildlife Management      
  Salaries and wages   48,829,400  
  Employee benefits   6,123,300  
  Transportation and communication   4,078,200  
  Services   26,823,500  
  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   96,903,300  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   68,140,800 28,762,500
  Land and Water Management      
  Salaries and wages   22,402,800  
  Employee benefits   2,971,700  
  Transportation and communication   3,135,900  
  Services   12,901,000  
  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   72,958,700  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   35,700 72,923,000
  Field Services Support      
  Salaries and wages   38,277,400  
  Employee benefits   5,349,200  
  Transportation and communication   2,219,200  
  Services   11,128,900  
  Supplies and equipment   4,674,400  
  Transfer payments      
     Far North Program 1,500,000    
     Summer Experience 310,600    
     Annuities and Bonuses to Indians under Treaty No.9 100,000    
     First Nation Resource Development 935,000    
     Resource Stewardship 6,110,000 8,955,600  
  Subtotal   70,604,700  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   2,343,600 68,261,100
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     233,887,600
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     90,000
2103-2 Ontario Parks      
  Salaries and wages     48,294,800
  Employee benefits     5,706,800
  Transportation and communication     1,167,000
  Services     11,860,600
  Supplies and equipment     10,996,500
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Parks Partners' Bursary Program     30,000
  Subtotal     78,055,700
  Less: Recoveries     63,630,800
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     14,424,900
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Natural Resource Management Program     248,403,500
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2103-5 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management - Operating Assets      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,540,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     1,540,000
  Total Operating Assets for Natural Resource Management Program     1,540,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2103-3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management      
  Transportation and communication     380,000
  Services     35,353,000
  Supplies and equipment     10,346,600
  Transfer payments      
     Investment in Shared Infrastructure   1,125,000  
     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 13,136,000
  Other transactions     930,200
  Subtotal     60,145,800
  Less: Recoveries     2,953,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     57,192,800
  Sub-Items:      
  Natural Resource Management Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   261,000  
  Services   24,953,000  
  Supplies and equipment   7,222,600  
  Other transactions   900,000  
  Subtotal   33,336,600  
  Less: Recoveries   2,953,000 30,383,600
  Ontario Parks Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   105,000  
  Services   8,900,000  
  Supplies and equipment   2,904,000  
  Transfer payments      
     Investment in Shared Infrastructure   1,125,000  
  Other transactions   16,000 13,050,000
  Aviation and Forest Fire Management Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   14,000  
  Services   1,500,000  
  Supplies and equipment   220,000  
  Other transactions   14,200 1,748,200
  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     57,192,800
  Statutory Appropriations      
Statutory Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act      
  Other transactions     5,974,700
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Capital Expense for Natural Resource Management Program     63,166,500
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2103-4 Natural Resource Management Infrastructure Assets      
  Land     500,000
  Buildings     23,287,900
  Land and marine fleet     7,820,600
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     31,608,500
  Sub-Items:      
  Ontario Parks Infrastructure Assets      
  Land   500,000  
  Buildings   7,300,000 7,800,000
  Aviation and Forest Fire Management Infrastructure Assets      
  Buildings   7,047,900 7,047,900
  Natural Resource Management Infrastructure Assets      
  Buildings   8,940,000  
  Land and marine fleet   7,820,600 16,760,600
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     31,608,500
  Total Capital Assets for Natural Resource Management Program     31,608,500