NDPEGNatural Disturbance Pattern Emulation Guide (Ontario, Canada)
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Both the NDPEG and subsequent Landscape Guides adopt a coarse-filter approach which "meets the requirements of a broad range of forest species .
Some participants responded to critiques by suggesting that environmental groups were "cherry-picking" specific parts of the original MNR NDPEG guidelines and exaggerating their perceived consequences, such as critics' concerns that large areas of 10,000 hectares would be harvesting to emulate large fires in the guise of satisfying caribou habitat needs.
Ontario's NDPEG, and Stand and Landscape Guides arose from the Class Environmental Assessment process and the Crown Forest Sustainability Act, both of which resulted from public demands for healthy forest ecosystems and sustainable forestry practices.