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Natural Resource Management Program - VOTE 2103

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 including the development and application of geographic and land information and infrastructure to share such information to deliver ministry programs.

Vote Summary
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2014-15

Estimates
2013-14

Difference
Between
2014-15
and
2013-14

Actual
2012-13

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Sustainable Resource Management 310,462,100 343,699,400 (33,237,300) 337,928,184
2 Ontario Parks 8,903,500 10,953,400 (2,049,900) 9,146,547
Total Including Special Warrants 319,365,600 354,652,800 (35,287,200) 347,074,731
Less: Special Warrants 114,905,900 - 114,905,900 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 204,459,700 354,652,800 (150,193,100) 347,074,731
Special Warrants 114,905,900 - 114,905,900 -
S Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 5,091,000 5,091,000 - 7,171,101
S Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - 33,402
  Total Statutory Appropriations 5,092,000 5,092,000 - 7,204,503
  Total Operating Expense 324,457,600 359,744,800 (35,287,200) 354,279,234
  OPERATING ASSETS        
5 Natural Resource Management – Operating Assets 205,700 501,000 (295,300) 1,126,000
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 205,700 501,000 (295,300) 1,126,000
  Total Operating Assets 205,700 501,000 (295,300) 1,126,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management 56,081,100 41,818,000 14,263,100 49,676,143
Total Including Special Warrants 56,081,100 41,818,000 14,263,100 49,676,143
Less: Special Warrants 17,552,500 - 17,552,500 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 38,528,600 41,818,000 (3,289,400) 49,676,143
Special Warrants 17,552,500 - 17,552,500 -
S Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act 7,886,300 7,933,200 (46,900) 8,472,777
  Total Statutory Appropriations 7,886,300 7,933,200 (46,900) 8,472,777
  Total Capital Expense 63,967,400 49,751,200 14,216,200 58,148,920
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management – Capital Assets 25,728,900 15,470,100 10,258,800 18,358,517
Total Including Special Warrants 25,728,900 15,470,100 10,258,800 18,358,517
Less: Special Warrants 8,346,000 - 8,346,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 17,382,900 15,470,100 1,912,800 18,358,517
Special Warrants 8,346,000 - 8,346,000 -
  Total Capital Assets 25,728,900 15,470,100 10,258,800 18,358,517








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     186,299,100
      Employee benefits     25,904,000
      Transportation and communication     18,746,900
      Services     105,751,700
      Supplies and equipment     23,512,100
      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  
          Policy Resource Stewardship   2,155,000  
          Ontario Wood Promotion Program   972,000  
          Aboriginal Economic Development   525,000  
          Bio-economy Investment Attraction   16,678,000  
          Support to the operation of the Experimental Lakes Area   1,000  
          Provincial Services Resource Stewardship   280,000  
          Southern Ontario Private Land Afforestation and Urban Tree Planting Delivery Partners   4,745,000  
          Payments in lieu of municipal taxation   7,125,000  
          Taxes on tenanted Provincial properties   2,513,000  
          Grants to Conservation Authorities - Program Operations   7,448,000  
          Far North Program   4,000,000  
          First Nation Resource Development   935,000  
          Private Gas Well Incentive Program   200,000  
          Regional Operations Resource Stewardship   2,473,000  
          Fish and Wildlife Resource Stewardship   280,000 56,630,000
  Subtotal     416,843,800
  Less: Recoveries     106,381,700
  Total Operating Expense     310,462,100
  Sub-Items:      
  Mapping and Geographic Information      
      Salaries and wages   10,127,200  
      Employee benefits   1,390,500  
      Transportation and communication   290,200  
      Services   1,919,200  
      Supplies and equipment   277,000  
      Subtotal   14,004,100  
      Less: Recoveries   5,750,900 8,253,200
  Policy and Planning      
      Salaries and wages   20,526,500  
      Employee benefits   3,504,000  
      Transportation and communication   1,950,900  
      Services   7,336,900  
      Supplies and equipment   2,491,200  
      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    
          Policy Resource Stewardship 2,155,000 8,455,000  
      Subtotal   44,264,500  
      Less: Recoveries   2,232,100 42,032,400
  Forest Industry      
      Salaries and wages   8,977,700  
      Employee benefits   1,331,600  
      Transportation and communication   1,607,000  
      Services   38,950,100  
      Supplies and equipment   287,800  
      Transfer payments      
          Ontario Wood Promotion Program 972,000    
          Aboriginal Economic Development 525,000    
          Bio-economy Investment Attraction 16,678,000 18,175,000  
      Subtotal   69,329,200  
      Less: Recoveries   675,400 68,653,800
  Provincial Services, Science and Research      
      Salaries and wages   30,668,900  
      Employee benefits   3,352,900  
      Transportation and communication   2,278,900  
      Services   23,750,300  
      Supplies and equipment   5,546,400  
      Transfer payments      
          Support to the operation of the Experimental Lakes Area 1,000    
          Provincial Services Resource Stewardship 280,000 281,000  
      Subtotal   65,878,400  
      Less: Recoveries   21,532,300 44,346,100
  Regional Operations      
      Salaries and wages   70,110,000  
      Employee benefits   10,538,200  
      Transportation and communication   9,811,500  
      Services   1,372,300  
      Supplies and equipment   9,961,800  
      Transfer payments      
          Southern Ontario Private Land Afforestation and Urban Tree Planting Delivery Partners 4,745,000    
          Payments in lieu of municipal taxation 7,125,000    
          Taxes on tenanted Provincial properties 2,513,000    
          Grants to Conservation Authorities - Program Operations 7,448,000    
          Far North Program 4,000,000    
          First Nation Resource Development 935,000    
          Private Gas Well Incentive Program 200,000    
          Regional Operations Resource Stewardship 2,473,000 29,439,000  
      Subtotal   131,232,800  
      Less: Recoveries   2,491,000 128,741,800
  Fish and Wildlife Special Purpose Funds      
      Salaries and wages   34,745,600  
      Employee benefits   4,864,300  
      Transportation and communication   2,808,400  
      Services   26,054,800  
      Supplies and equipment   4,947,900  
      Transfer payments      
          Fish and Wildlife Resource Stewardship   280,000  
      Subtotal   73,701,000  
      Less: Recoveries   73,700,000 1,000
  Program Administration      
      Salaries and wages   11,143,200  
      Employee benefits   922,500  
      Services   6,368,100 18,433,800
  Total Operating Expense     310,462,100
  Statutory Appropriations      
      Other transactions      
Statutory         Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     5,091,000
2103-2 Ontario Parks      
      Salaries and wages     42,925,200
      Employee benefits     7,038,300
      Transportation and communication     1,400,900
      Services     16,143,500
      Supplies and equipment     12,986,600
      Transfer payments      
          Ontario Parks Partners' Bursary Program   30,000  
          Ontario Parks Resource Stewardship   55,000 85,000
  Subtotal     80,579,500
  Less: Recoveries     71,676,000
  Total Operating Expense     8,903,500
  Statutory Appropriations      
      Other transactions      
Statutory         Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Natural Resource Management Program     324,457,600
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2103-5 Natural Resource Management – Operating Assets      
      Deposits and prepaid expenses     204,700
      Inventory held for resale     2,000
  Subtotal     206,700
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     205,700
  Total Operating Assets for Natural Resource Management Program     205,700
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2103-3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management      
      Transportation and communication     806,900
      Services     48,014,000
      Supplies and equipment     4,861,200
      Transfer payments      
          Conservation Authorities Infrastructure   5,000,000  
          Transfer of Real Property at Less Than Market Value   1,000  
          Investment in Shared Infrastructure   1,000 5,002,000
      Other transactions     1,000
  Subtotal     58,685,100
  Less: Recoveries     2,604,000
  Total Capital Expense     56,081,100
  Sub-Items:      
  Provincial Services, Science and Research      
      Transportation and communication   130,500  
      Services   1,224,000  
      Supplies and equipment   745,000 2,099,500
  Regional Operations      
      Transportation and communication   557,400  
      Services   36,510,400  
      Transfer payments      
          Conservation Authorities Infrastructure   5,000,000  
      Subtotal   42,067,800  
      Less: Recoveries   2,604,000 39,463,800
  Forest Industry      
      Services   156,000 156,000
  Ministry Support Infrastructure      
      Transportation and communication   66,000  
      Services   3,122,400  
      Supplies and equipment   3,480,200  
      Transfer payments      
          Transfer of Real Property at Less Than Market Value   1,000  
      Other transactions   1,000 6,670,600
  Ontario Parks Infrastructure      
      Transportation and communication   53,000  
      Services   7,001,200  
      Supplies and equipment   636,000  
      Transfer payments      
          Investment in Shared Infrastructure   1,000 7,691,200
  Total Capital Expense     56,081,100
  Statutory Appropriations      
      Other transactions      
Statutory         Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act     7,886,300
  Total Capital Expense for Natural Resource Management Program     63,967,400
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2103-4 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management – Capital Assets      
      Land     2,000
      Buildings - salaries and wages     291,000
      Buildings - employee benefits     41,000
      Buildings - asset costs     11,362,900
      Transportation infrastructure - asset costs     1,101,000
      Dams and engineering structures - salaries and wages     224,000
      Dams and engineering structures - employee benefits     31,000
      Dams and engineering structures - asset costs     10,119,000
      Machinery and equipment - asset costs     620,000
      Land and marine fleet - asset costs     1,937,000
  Total Capital Assets     25,728,900
  Sub-Items:      
  Provincial Services, Science and Research      
      Buildings - asset costs   175,000  
      Dams and engineering structures - asset costs   1,875,000  
      Machinery and equipment - asset costs   425,000  
      Land and marine fleet - asset costs   1,936,000 4,411,000
  Ontario Parks      
      Land   1,000  
  Regional Operations      
      Land   1,000  
  Ontario Parks      
      Buildings - salaries and wages   291,000  
      Buildings - employee benefits   41,000  
      Buildings - asset costs   7,294,000  
      Transportation infrastructure - asset costs   1,100,000  
      Dams and engineering structures - salaries and wages   224,000  
      Dams and engineering structures - employee benefits   31,000  
      Dams and engineering structures - asset costs   4,304,000  
      Machinery and equipment - asset costs   1,000  
  Regional Operations      
      Dams and engineering structures - asset costs   3,940,000 3,941,000
  Ontario Parks      
      Land and marine fleet - asset costs   1,000 13,288,000
  Forest Industry      
      Transportation infrastructure - asset costs   1,000  
      Machinery and equipment - asset costs   194,000 195,000
  Ministry Support Infrastructure      
      Buildings - asset costs   3,893,900 3,893,900
  Total Capital Assets     25,728,900
  Total Capital Assets for Natural Resource Management Program     25,728,900