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Data Driven Decision Making
Supporting Economic Development,
In Ontario.

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Forest Information Reference Encyclopedia

The Forest Information Reference Encyclopedia will take you from tree species to Forest Management Planning. This application will give you abroad understanding of forests in Ontario, highlight some key factors that make Ontario's forests some of the most sustainable in the world with a third-party certification system and diligent renewal practices; Ontario is putting wood to work for generations to come.
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EFSM 2.5

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.

Infrastructure Explorer

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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