Independent Forest Audit



By law (Ontario Regulation 319/20 under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act), The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) requires forest management units be audited at least once every ten to twelve years. 

These Independent Forest Audits (IFA) are conducted by independent audit firms selected through a competitive process.  Both the Forest manager and MNRF District is audited.


The Independent Forest Audit preparation has begun, with a field audit scheduled to take place September 18-22, 2023. 


The Gordon Cosens Forest is located in the in Hearst Cochrane Kapuskasing District in the Northeast Region of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.



Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Forestry Futures Trust Ontario
Sustainable Forest License
Green First Forest Products
2020-2030 Gordon Cosens Forest Management Plan

Submit Comments?

Forest Management processes conducted on the Gordon Cosens Forest between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2023 will be audited please provide your comments by August 31st, 2023

As a stakeholder, you have the opportunity to inform the auditors of any concerns or praise you may have.

Thank You

Personal information is collected under the authority of Regulation 319/20 (Independent Forest Audits) made under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act.  It will be used by the Caliber Consulting, the Kapuskasing Local Citizens Committee, the Forestry Futures Committee and MNRF for the purposes of developing an understanding of forest management concerns and issues for the delivery of the Independent Forest Audit. Please contact Josée Tourville, District Business Coordinator, Government Complex, 613 Front St, PO Box 670, Hearst, ON P0L 1N0, (705) 960-2649, for more information about the collection and use of this personal information. 

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