For Economic Development
Connecting the dots in Ontario's
bio-economy using publicly available data
We have brought together industry & GIS expertise to create user friendly tools & resources for you! Use our tools to better understand Ontario's boreal forest ecosystem & the role of forest products in Ontario's growing bio-economy.
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Forest Information Reference Encyclopedia
Please enjoy learning about the diverse forest practices & policies that govern Ontario's Forestry & Forest product sector. As you scroll through the different topics please take time to explore the interactive maps, dashboards & data that has been configured using Ontario's government open sources.
Explore our interactive model that combines forest inventory (tree species, volumes, location) and the location of potential facility locations to estimate delivered fibre costs. The following application produces stand-specific values and delivered fibre costs at multiple scales (e.g. woodlands, watersheds, landscape units or tracts) to support screening of regional economic development opportunities. This fibre is representative of allocations within an approved forest management plan. Available volumes for development must be scoped with further investigation.
Explore demographic and market access information combined with regional infrastructure to familiarize yourself with relevant communities across Ontario. Business support mechanisms are also displayed in regional zones for investment assistance.
To start select an area that you're interested in, in the zone selector & watch the
demographic information change.
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The data presented on this site is representative of public data made available through the government of Ontario, the government of Canada and other notable contributors as referenced throughout the site. The information reported is based on modelled calculations and estimates, and should not be construed as actual or real. This hub was developed to promote economic development and investment opportunities in Ontario, and to provide investors with decision-support tools and information related to the province's forest resources.
Note: The wood supply estimates are derived from approved forest management plans. The delivered wood costs are based upon average harvest, administrative and transport costs using a generalized model. These data are presented to provide a starting point for investigation and verification by interested parties. No claims are made by CRIBE related to the accuracy of these estimates.
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