The VOICE of Anglers and Hunters since 1928

ACTION

The OFAH employs a team of professional staff to review policy proposals, changes to regulations and legislation and any other initiatives or programs to advocate for Ontario’s natural resources and the rights and traditions of anglers and hunters.  Your Federation responds to proposed changes that could affect fish and wildlife conservation and angling and hunting opportunities.  The OFAH represents members on various access issues through the OFAH Land Use/Access/Trails Advisory Committee. Listed below are examples of your OFAH hard at work on lands and access issues.

Official Submissions

May 15, 2017  EBR 013-0211  OFAH comments on Free Occupancy under the Public Lands Act

Mar 13, 2017  EBR 012-9499 OFAH comments on MNRF’s Climate Adaptation Strategy (Naturally Resilient)

Jan 23, 2017  EBR 012-8685  OFAH comments on Crown Forest carbon storage discussion paper

Jan 19, 2017  EBR 012-8234 OFAH comments on the Development of the Safe Harbour Policy under the ESA

Dec 16, 2016  EBR 012-8443 OFAH comments on the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act (Schedule 1, Bill 39)

Dec 15, 2016  EBR 012-8840 OFAH comments on “Planning Ontario’s Energy Future – A Discussion Guide to Start the Conversation”

Nov 16, 2016  EBR 012-7675  OFAH comments on A Wetland conservation Strategy for Ontario

Nov 7, 2016  EBR 012-8002 OFAH review of the Environmental Bill of Rights

Oct 31, 2016  EBR 012-7228 OFAH participates in review of the Amended Niagara Escarpment Conservation Plan

Oct 31, 2016  EBR 012-7194 OFAH comments on the proposed growth plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Oct 31, 2016  EBR 012-7195 OFAH comments on the proposed Greenbelt Plan

Oct 31, 2016  EBR 012-7197 OFAH comments on proposed Conservation Plan for the Oak Ridges Moraine

Sept 8, 2016  EBR 012-7583 OFAH responds to proposed priorities for the Conservation Authorities Act Review-“Conserving Our Future”

July 18, 2016  EBR012-7619 OFAH comments on boundary changes and land use for Killbear Provincial Park

Jun 29, 2016  EBR012-7458 OFAH comments on developing an Agriculture, Aquaculture and Food Processing Strategy for Northern Ontario

Jun 23, 2016  OFAH comments on the federal Sustainable Development Strategy

Apr 22, 2016  OFAH and Delta Waterfowl respond to wind turbine company that is advising landowners to ban hunting on their properties

April 21, 2016  OFAH and members dissatisfied with CLUPA information (Crown Land Use Policy Atlas)

March 8, 2016  OFAH comments on proposed changes to Forest Management Planning manuals for Ontario

March 7, 2016  OFAH comments on the Draft Ontario Pollinator Health Action Plan EBR#012-6393

Feb 29, 2016  OFAH reviews the (5-year) Presqu’ile Islands Management Plan WRT cormorants

Dec 15, 2015  OFAH comments on the proposal to modernize and strengthen the Aggregate Resources Act

Dec 8, 2015  OFAH comments on Ontario Culture Strategy highlighting that fishing, hunting and trapping are central to Ontario’s cultural identity

Oct 19, 2015  OFAH comments on the Conservation Authorities Act Review EBR#012-4509

Apr 17, 2015  Changes to the boundaries of La Verendrye and Pigeon River provincial parks to add acquired lands EBR#012-3329

Apr 13, 2015  OFAH comments on off road vehicle safety in Ontario ATV, UTV,ORV

Apr 13, 2015  OFAH remains vigilant in holding governments accountable on the Algonquin Land Claim

Apr 7, 2015  Magpie Forest 2009-2019 Forestry Management Plan Phase 2 Planned Operations

Feb 23, 2015  OFAH requests action on long-standing lack of information on the Algonquin Land Claim

Jan 22, 2015  Land use planning for all provincial unregulated Crown lands & waters in Wawa District EBR#PB06E2025

Dec 22, 2014  Forest Management Plan for the Magpie forest for the 10-year period EBR#012-2119

Aug 29, 2014  OFAH comments:  Tool kit for ecological flows and waterpower

Aug 11, 2014  OFAH urges MNRF to look at all options to keep the Abitibi trestle bridge (Iroquois Falls) open

Jul 25, 2014  Murray Marsh draft management strategy review

Sept 30, 2014  Independent forest audit modernization: key policy proposals EBR#012-2384

Sept 15, 2014  Letter of support to maintain access to public boat launch to Stoney & Clear lakes

Jan 24, 2014  Presqu’ile Provincial Park management plan amendment EBR#012-0486

Dec 5, 2013  Provincial Parks wildlife management: a call for a proactive approach

Nov 26, 2013  Quetico Provincial Park Management Plan review EBR#PB06E2023

Sept 11, 2011  CLUAH – Land use planning for all provincial unregulated Crown lands and waters in the Wawa district EBR#PB06E2025

Where we Stand

  • Fish, wildlife and Crown land renewable resources are public assets
  • Meaningful public participation in Crown resource decisions must be provided
  • Access planning is fundamental in managing our resources and creating quality recreational experiences
  • Access planning for Crown land must be based on multiple uses
  • The OFAH opposes the closure of boat launches and municipal shoreline and road allowances that provide public access to Crown lands and waters
  • Anyone who destroys public access to protect personal interests must be subject to prosecution

Committee Involvement

OFAH Land Use/Access/Trails Advisory Committee Algonquin  Park Forest Certification Advisory Group Provincial Falconry Advisory Committee Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Stakeholder Advisory Group McLaughlin Bay Restoration Strategy Steering Committee