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

The Program endeavours to ensure a healthy, viable forest industry in Ontario, and foster a competitive business environment by promoting jobs and investment in the forestry sector.

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 fish culture facilities, Parks, Crown land, water, and other infrastructure investments necessary to deliver ministry programs.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Sustainable Resource Management 336,148,300 359,006,900 (22,858,600) 386,338,790
2 Ontario Parks 9,396,700 10,783,000 (1,386,300) 14,008,918
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 345,545,000 369,789,900 (24,244,900) 400,347,708
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 5,091,000 91,000 5,000,000 275,381
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 5,092,000 92,000 5,000,000 275,381
  Total Operating Expense 350,637,000 369,881,900 (19,244,900) 400,623,089
  OPERATING ASSETS        
5 Natural Resource Management - Operating Assets 1,200,000 3,241,000 (2,041,000) 1,200,000
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,200,000 3,241,000 (2,041,000) 1,200,000
  Total Operating Assets 1,200,000 3,241,000 (2,041,000) 1,200,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management 52,639,200 54,860,900 (2,221,700) 54,951,630
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 52,639,200 54,860,900 (2,221,700) 54,951,630
Statutory Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act 10,525,500 8,436,000 2,089,500 5,635,026
  Total Statutory Appropriations 10,525,500 8,436,000 2,089,500 5,635,026
  Total Capital Expense 63,164,700 63,296,900 (132,200) 60,586,656
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management - Capital Assets 19,710,100 30,312,400 (10,602,300) 42,045,712
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 19,710,100 30,312,400 (10,602,300) 42,045,712
  Total Capital Assets 19,710,100 30,312,400 (10,602,300) 42,045,712


Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2103-1 Sustainable Resource Management      
  Salaries and wages     179,706,800
  Employee benefits     23,358,900
  Transportation and communication     19,368,700
  Services     154,218,800
  Supplies and equipment     20,817,700
  Transfer payments      
     Species at Risk in Ontario Stewardship   5,000,000  
     Invasive Species Management Centre   1,160,000  
     Fur Institute   40,000  
     Annuities and Bonuses to Indians under Treaty No.9   100,000  
     Forest Sector Prosperity Fund   6,895,000  
     Ontario Wood Promotion Program   800,000  
     Aboriginal Economic Development   595,000  
     Southern Ontario Private Land Afforestation and Urban Tree Planting Delivery Partners   4,745,000  
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation   6,676,000  
     Taxes on tenanted Provincial properties   1,797,000  
     Grants to Conservation Authorities - Program Operations   7,448,000  
     Far North Program   4,000,000  
     Summer Experience   520,600  
     First Nation Resource Development   935,000  
     Resource Stewardship   3,374,000  
     Private Gas Well Incentive Program   200,000 44,285,600
  Subtotal     441,756,500
  Less: Recoveries     105,608,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     336,148,300
  Sub-Items:      
  Science and Information      
  Salaries and wages   31,330,600  
  Employee benefits   4,075,500  
  Transportation and communication   2,053,100  
  Services   24,225,700  
  Supplies and equipment   2,039,900  
  Subtotal   63,724,800  
  Less: Recoveries   29,200,000 34,524,800
  Policy and Planning      
  Salaries and wages   23,602,200  
  Employee benefits   3,209,800  
  Transportation and communication   3,450,900  
  Services   1,645,200  
  Supplies and equipment   3,991,200  
  Transfer payments      
     Species at Risk in Ontario Stewardship 5,000,000    
     Invasive Species Management Centre 1,160,000    
     Fur Institute 40,000    
     Annuities and Bonuses to Indians under Treaty No.9 100,000 6,300,000 42,199,300
  Forest Industry      
  Salaries and wages   9,479,600  
  Employee benefits   1,332,000  
  Transportation and communication   808,900  
  Services   61,004,900  
  Supplies and equipment   287,800  
  Transfer payments      
     Forest Sector Prosperity Fund 6,895,000    
     Ontario Wood Promotion Program 800,000    
     Aboriginal Economic Development 595,000 8,290,000  
  Subtotal   81,203,200  
  Less: Recoveries   670,000 80,533,200
  Provincial Services      
  Salaries and wages   14,286,200  
  Employee benefits   1,836,200  
  Transportation and communication   1,401,900  
  Services   1,021,300  
  Supplies and equipment   563,300 19,108,900
  Regional Operations      
  Salaries and wages   61,050,300  
  Employee benefits   7,614,400  
  Transportation and communication   8,663,700  
  Services   11,236,900  
  Supplies and equipment   8,987,600  
  Transfer payments      
     Southern Ontario Private Land Afforestation and Urban Tree Planting Delivery Partners 4,745,000    
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation 6,676,000    
     Taxes on tenanted Provincial properties 1,797,000    
     Grants to Conservation Authorities - Program Operations 7,448,000    
     Far North Program 4,000,000    
     Summer Experience 520,600    
     First Nation Resource Development 935,000    
     Resource Stewardship 3,374,000    
     Private Gas Well Incentive Program 200,000 29,695,600  
  Subtotal   127,248,500  
  Less: Recoveries   4,020,000 123,228,500
  Fish and Wildlife Special Purpose Funds      
  Salaries and wages   34,745,600  
  Employee benefits   4,864,300  
  Transportation and communication   2,808,400  
  Services   22,923,800  
  Supplies and equipment   4,947,900  
  Subtotal   70,290,000  
  Less: Recoveries   70,289,000 1,000
  Program Administration      
  Salaries and wages   5,212,300  
  Employee benefits   426,700  
  Transportation and communication   181,800  
  Services   32,161,000  
  Subtotal   37,981,800  
  Less: Recoveries   1,429,200 36,552,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     336,148,300
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     5,091,000
2103-2 Ontario Parks      
  Salaries and wages     50,390,100
  Employee benefits     5,849,800
  Transportation and communication     1,397,200
  Services     8,233,000
  Supplies and equipment     11,186,500
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Parks Partners' Bursary Program     30,000
  Subtotal     77,086,600
  Less: Recoveries     67,689,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     9,396,700
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Natural Resource Management Program     350,637,000
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2103-5 Natural Resource Management - Operating Assets      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,200,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     1,200,000
  Total Operating Assets for Natural Resource Management Program     1,200,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2103-3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management      
  Transportation and communication     5,711,200
  Services     39,961,400
  Supplies and equipment     7,416,600
  Transfer payments      
     Conservation Authorities Infrastructure   2,500,000  
     Transfer of Real Property at Less Than Market Value   1,000  
     Investment in Shared Infrastructure   1,000 2,502,000
  Other transactions     2,000
  Subtotal     55,593,200
  Less: Recoveries     2,954,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     52,639,200
  Sub-Items:      
  Public Use Infrastructure - Roads, Water Control, Waste Sites      
  Transportation and communication   383,500  
  Services   8,812,300  
  Supplies and equipment   2,069,500  
  Subtotal   11,265,300  
  Less: Recoveries   2,953,000 8,312,300
  Provincial Services      
  Transportation and communication   83,800  
  Services   1,280,100  
  Supplies and equipment   452,100 1,816,000
  Regional Operations      
  Transportation and communication   4,409,500  
  Services   15,745,000  
  Supplies and equipment   91,900  
  Transfer payments      
     Conservation Authorities Infrastructure   2,500,000  
  Other transactions   1,000  
  Subtotal   22,747,400  
  Less: Recoveries   1,000 22,746,400
  Science and Information      
  Transportation and communication   21,600  
  Services   366,100  
  Supplies and equipment   116,800 504,500
  Forest Industry      
  Services   156,000 156,000
  Ministry Support Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   449,000  
  Services   9,289,700  
  Supplies and equipment   2,423,200  
  Transfer payments      
     Transfer of Real Property at Less Than Market Value   1,000  
  Other transactions   1,000 12,163,900
  Ontario Parks Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   363,800  
  Services   4,312,200  
  Supplies and equipment   2,263,100  
  Transfer payments      
     Investment in Shared Infrastructure   1,000 6,940,100
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     52,639,200
  Statutory Appropriations      
Statutory Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act      
  Other transactions     10,526,500
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Capital Expense for Natural Resource Management Program     63,164,700
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2103-4 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management - Capital Assets      
  Land     2,000
  Buildings     14,629,100
  Land and marine fleet     5,079,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     19,710,100
  Sub-Items:      
  Provincial Services      
  Buildings   5,356,000  
  Land and marine fleet   5,020,000 10,376,000
  Ministry Support Infrastructure      
  Land   1,000  
  Buildings   3,694,100 3,695,100
  Ontario Parks      
  Land   1,000  
  Buildings   5,579,000  
  Land and marine fleet   59,000 5,639,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     19,710,100
  Total Capital Assets for Natural Resource Management Program     19,710,100