The Mono Forest includes 6 properties (five areas) that cover an area of 186.6 hectares (461 acres), the largest being Monora Park. The Town's forests are managed by the Public Works department with assistance from the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR). Past management activities have included tree planting, thinning, pruning, fire protection, road maintenance, and pest control. The forest properties provide erosion and water control, recreation, natural heritage protection, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, and revenue through timber production.
Out of the 14 tracts it manages, Dufferin County also manages 3 tracts of forests in Mono.
List of Mono Forests
- Aikins Tract
- Relessey Tract
- Anderson Tract
- 1926 Tract
- Monora Park
List of Forests in Mono Managed by Dufferin County
- Mono Tract
- Levitt Tract
- Hockley Tract
Hunting in Dufferin Forest
The peak periods for hunting in the Dufferin County Forest are the shotgun hunts for white-tailed deer (Nov. 4-8, 2019 and Dec. 2-6, 2019) and the spring wild turkey hunt (April 25 - May 31, 2020).
On Dufferin County Forest properties, where hunting is allowed, there may be hunters present at any time between October 1 and May 31.
Tree Cutting and Harvesting
Tree cutting and harvesting is regulated under Bylaw 2014-47, a bylaw to prohibit or regulate the destruction or injuring of trees in Mono. The bylaw prohibits tree removal within woodlots greather than 0.5 hectares (1.235 acres) without a valid Harvesting Permit or Special Council Permit.
The full bylaw, including the list of exemptions can be viewed online: