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About the Simcoe County Forest

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Simcoe County Forest is the largest and one of the most productive municipal forests in Ontario, totaling more than 33,000 acres.

Originally established to rehabilitate ‘wastelands’, these forests provide a multitude of environmental, social, and economic benefits to the County including protection of wildlife habitat and water resources, public education, recreation, scientific research and the production of wood products.​

​Forests are not static; long-range planning is vital to foresee trends and ensure that current strategies will deliver the right results.  

A twenty-year management plan, Forest Management Plan 2011-2030 Revised 2023, describes the history and development of the Forest, its current state, and the strategies which will be employ​ed to assure continued growth and success into the future. ​​