Missinaibi, Romeo Malette, Abitibi River and Algoma Forests
GreenFirst Forest Products in Chapleau, Timmins and Cochrane is responsible for forest management planning and forestry operations on the Missinaibi and Romeo Malette Forests located in northeastern Ontario. GreenFirst also has forest operations on the Abitibi River and Algoma Forests.
GreenFirst is an Abitibi River Forest Management Inc. (ARFMI) shareholder. ARFMI holds the sustainable forest license (SFL) for the Abitibi River Forest (ARF). As a shareholder, GreenFirst has harvesting and consumption rights on wood harvested on the ARF.
GreenFirst is also a shareholder with Clergue Forest Management Inc. Clergue holds the sustainable forest license (SFL) for the Algoma Forest. As a Clergue shareholder, GreenFirst has harvesting and consumption rights on wood harvested on the Algoma Forest.
Missinaibi Forest Management Inc (MFMI) is a new enhanced Sustainable Forest License (SFL) in the region. Formed to take on forest management on the former Martel and Magpie Forests, four First Nations, three municipalities and three companies including GreenFirst are represented on the board of directors. GreenFirst staff provide a general manager, forest management and silvicultural services to MFMI.
The Missinaibi Forest and Algoma Forest supply conifer fibre to the GreenFirst sawmill in Chapleau. The Romeo Malette Forest and Abitibi River Forest supply conifer fibre to GreenFirst’s sawmill in Cochrane. These Forests are also an important source of supply for log products going to other non-company owned mills in the region. GreenFirst ensures that its forestry operations are conducted in a manner which ensures the safety of its employees and the public while protecting the environment.
GreenFirst leads forestry planning on the Romeo Malette Forests. The group is responsible for developing the ten-year Forest Management Plan (FMP) which includes a detailed description and mapping of timber and renewal operations and the development of planned road access. It also prepares the Annual Work Schedule (AWS) which identifies the location of operations scheduled for implementation during the year. The AWS includes information on the areas scheduled for harvest, road construction/maintenance, renewal, tending and protection operations.
The Martel and Romeo Malette Forests have been certified under the National Forest management standard of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) since 2006. The Abitibi River Forest has been FSC certified since 2013. The Algoma Forest has been FSC certified since 2005.
|GreenFirst Forest Products Ontario – Martel Forest|
|GreenFirst Forest Products – Northern Ontario East (NOE)|
Romeo Malette Forest
|Abitibi River Forest Management Inc.|
|Clergue Forest Management Inc.|
To harmonize land uses, GreenFirst consults with other forest users and Aboriginal communities through meetings and other more formal engagement processes. To this end, those wishing to receive information or to provide comments on GreenFirst operations on the Martel Forest and the Romeo Malette Forest can do so at any time using the contact information provided below.
For information contact GreenFirst’s forestry office in Chapleau dial: 705 864-1060
Phone: 705 864-3002
175 Planer Road, P.O. Box 280, Chapleau (Ontario), P0M 1K0
For more information
Upon request for both Martel and Romeo Malette Forests
- Martel Forest Pre-Industrial Condition Report (PIC)
- Martel Forest High Conservation Value (HCV) Report
- Martel Forest Monitoring Plan
- Romeo Malette Forest Pre-Industrial Condition Report (PIC)
- Romeo Malette Forest High Conservation Value (HCV) Report
- Romeo Malette Forest Monitoring Plan
- FSC related documents – Abitibi-River Forest – contact: email@example.com
- Martel Forest GAP Analysis and Peer Review
- Romeo Malette Forest GAP Analysis and Peer Review
- National-level Glyphosate Environmental and Social Risk Assessment (ESRA)