Year Plan Unit Plan Status Public Participation Opportunities MNR Contact Industry Contact
2006 Superior -Martel Forest 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.

The MNR approved plan will be available for inspection between March 4 and April 3 Kirk Ellis 
Chapleau District
190 Cherry Street
Chapleau, Ontario, P0M 1K0
tel 864-1710x277 
fax 864-0681
David Repath
Tembec Industries Inc. (Chapleau)
P.O. Box 280
175 Planer Road
Chapleau, Ontario P0M 1K0
tel 864-3037
fax 864-0928

Last updated March 2006

Superior Local Citizens' Committee

Chapleau District of the Ministry of Natural Resources

Weyerhaeuser Co. Ltd. (Local Sustainable Forest License Holder)

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

Description of the Superior Forest

Chapleau Land Use Planning

Planning Documents - 2001 Forest Management Plan

Weyerhauser Map of the Superior Forest

Superior-Martel Forest

The Superior-Martel Forest Management Unit is located in northeastern Ontario. Communities within or adjacent to the management unit include the Town of Chapleau, and the unorganized community of Sultan. The total area of forest is approximately 1, 075, 824 hectares.

The Superior-Martel Forest consists of two Sustainable Forest Licenses which in the past have been managed separately. The Superior portion of the forest has been managed under its own forest management plans, while the Martel portion of the forest has most recently been managed with the neighbouring Pineland forest as past of the 2001-2021 Pineland-Martel Forest Management Plan. The amalgamation of the Superior Forest and the Martel Forest into the Superior-Martel Forest is expected to become effective April, 2006.

The Superior-Martel Forest is situated within the Boreal Forest Region. 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 unit is the primary source of conifer fiber for the wood processing facilities at Chapleau and Pineal Lake with additional hardwood fiber commitments to Grant Forest Products in Timmins, Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd. in Wawa, Columbia Forest Products in Nipigon, Longlac Wood Industries in Longlac, Birchland Veneer in Thessalon, and Tembec Industries Inc. in Mattawa.

The FMP is being prepared by Tembec Industries Inc., in co-operation with MNR Chapleau District and a Local Citizens' Committee (LCC).

The anticipated dates that the FMP will be in effect are, in terms of strategic direction, for the 20-year period of April, 2006 to March 31, 2026; and, in terms of forest operations, for the five-year term of April, 2006 to March 31, 2011.

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

Chapleau 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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