The Ontario government is enhancing the protection of the province’s precious natural resources and ensuring public safety by recruiting additional conservation officers.
“Ontario’s natural resources are world class; to maintain that standard, we promised to hire more conservation officers to protect our natural resources,” said Premier Doug Ford. “Today, we’re making good on that commitment.”
“We are incredibly fortunate to have a wealth of natural resources in Ontario. Our government is committed to ensuring that our children and grandchildren will see the benefits of these resources,” said John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. “That’s why I am delighted to announce that we are hiring more conservation officers.”
Recruitment is now open for 25 additional officers across Ontario. These officers will help the ministry increase focus on its sustainable resource management and public safety goals, such as:
- promoting hunting safety
- preventing illegal hunting
- preventing illegal trade and commercialization of Ontario’s animal and plant species
- preventing the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species.
“We’re looking for 25 extraordinary individuals who are passionate about the outdoors to join the team,” said Mike Harris, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. “Whether you’re from a small town or a big city, a long line of conservation officers, or you’re the first in your family to pursue this rewarding career, we encourage you to consider applying.”
- Ontario’s conservation officers patrol the lakes, rivers, trails and backroads of Ontario to protect our natural resources and ensure public safety.
- Conservation officers provide outreach and education to ensure people are aware of their responsibilities for safe and sustainable natural resource use, proactively monitor compliance with natural resource and public safety laws, respond to tips and other information received from the public and conduct patrols across Ontario.
- Conservation officers connect with over 200,000 natural resource users annually.
- Conservation officers serve Ontarians from more than 50 locations across the province.
Sure, go ahead. It’s not as if Ontario faces a huge deficit from the pandemic!
Total waste of taxpayer’s money!
Its about time. This almost seems like theyre trying to save face after opening up natural sources (not resources sheesh) to being raped by crooked companies looking to make money off the death of our land. What I’d like to know is do these officers have the power to shut down industries causing destruction & death or are they just there to give out fines to ignorant canadians like atv clubs or toxic cottagers? More officers does nothing if they still do nothing to actually help nature.
Tax payers? Do you understand where taxes actually come from and go? Its the land that pays for your living, the pittance ontarioans pay barely pays for the freebies and toilet paper at queens park.
[…] Conservation officers continue to patrol and protect our natural resources during the current COVID-19 pandemic and would like to remind everyone that by respecting seasons, sanctuaries, bag and possession limits, we all help ensure our natural resources stay healthy. Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19. […]