The comments were generally supportive of the proposal or neutral. Some suggestions for change were provided. The following is a summary of substantive comments on this proposal and MNRF’s response:
• Many of the respondents emphasized the need for improved knowledge and monitoring.
o The Framework includes strong information collection strategies.
• There was also strong emphasis on habitat improvement.
o Stakeholders and the agriculture community will be included in discussions relating to wildlife habitat in southern Ontario.
• Many respondents recommended that hunting and trapping be protected and enhanced
o The Framework provides direction to guide management decisions for small game and furbearer species for the benefit of all Ontarians.