Year Plan Unit Plan Status Public Participation Opportunities MNR Contact Industry Contact
2006 Pineland 
Stage Five
Final Plan Inspection 

The public is given the opportunity to inspect the plan that has been approved by the Ministry of Natural Resources; the review period is 30 days, and the plan is available for review in the offices of the Ministry of Natural Resources. The public may request an individual environmental assessment during the inspection period.

Draft Plan review was May 8 to June 8 John Sullivan, Area Forester
MNR Chapleau District
190 Cherry Street
Chapleau, Ontario, P0M 1K0
PHONE: (705) 864-1710  FAX: (705) 864-0681 
Mike Forrest, RPF
Domtar Inc.
823 Birch St. S
Timmins Ontario P4N 7E3
PHONE: (705) 267-1000, ext. 235
FAX:(705) 264-3422

Last updated June 2006

Pineland Martel Local Citizens' Committee

Chapleau District of the Ministry of Natural Resources

Domtar Inc. (Local Sustainable Forest License Holder)

Auditing Reports
        Independent Forest Audit of the Pineland Forest (2002)(pdf)

Description of the Pineland Martel Forest

Chapleau Land Use Planning

Planning Documents - 2001 Forest Management Plan

Pineland Martel Forest Description

The Pineland and J.E. Martel Forest Management Units are located within the Northeast Region of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR). The communities in or adjacent to the management units are the Town of Chapleau, and the unorganized communities of Foleyet, Gogama and Devon. The total area of both forests is approximately 6,400 square kilometres.

Domtar Inc., under the authority of sustainable forest licences issued by MNR, currently administers both the Pineland Forest and the J.E. Martel Forest. It is proposed that these management units be amalgamated on April 1, 2001.

The Pineland and Martel Forests are situated within the boreal forest. The main tree species that the forest supports are jack pine, white and black spruce, poplar and birch, with minor components of balsam fir, white pine, eastern white cedar and tolerant hardwoods.

The management units are the primary source of conifer fibre for wood processing facilities in Timmins (McChesney), Chapleau (J.E. Martel) and Ostrom, with additional hardwood fibre commitments to Grant Forest Products (Timmins), North Superior Forest Products (Wawa), Norbord Inc. (Cochrane) and Columbia Forest Products (Hearst).

(excerpted from public notice posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights Electronic registry)

Pineland Martel Land Use Planning

Chapleau Land Use Policies

Chapleau District Land Use Guidelines

Chapleau District Map

Forest Management Planning Documents
2001 - 2021 Forest Management Plan

No Planning Documents are available through this web site to date.
Please check with MNR and / or the Sustainable Forest License Holder for planning documents, or to make an appointment to review planning information, including maps, harvesting and road plans, and public comments to date.

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