|Year||Plan Unit||Plan Status||Public Participation Opportunities||MNR Contact||Industry Contact|
|2008||White River||Stage One – Invitation to Participate: March 2006||Stage One – Invitation to
Participate: March 2006
Review of Proposed Long-Term Management Direction: September 15, 2006
|David de Geus, R.P.F., Management
Forester, ext. 232
MNR Wawa District Office
48 Mission Rd
Wawa, Ontario, P0S 1K0
PHONE: (705) 856-7511 FAX: (705) 856-2396
Hwy. 17 - P.O. Box 2000
White River, ON. P0M 3G0
(807) 822-2100 ext 2106
Last updated June 2006
White River Co-Management Committee
Wawa District of the Ministry of Natural Resources
Domtar (Local Sustainable Forest License Holder)
Independent Forest Audit of the White River Forest (2003)(pdf)
Description of the Forest
Land Use Planning
Planning Documents - 2003 Forest Management Plan
Domtar Map of the White River Forest
The White River Forest is managed under a Sustainable Forestry Licence - Number 501500, by Domtar Forest Products, which came into effect on August 25, 1995. The White River Forest is located within the Ministry of Natural Resources' (MNR) Administrative District of Wawa, which in turn is administered regionally by the Northeast Region office in Timmins.
The White River divisional office of Domtar Forest Products is located in the town of White River. The responsibility for forest management planning is carried out by Domtar Forest products in consultation with MNR and the public. Domtar is responsible for all of the forestry activities on the White River Forest, including planning, harvesting, road construction, renewal and tending.
The White River Forest is situated within the "Superior" and "Central Plateau" sections of the Boreal Forest Region and is fully within Site-Region 3E. The Superior (B.9) occupies the majority of the Forest, while the Central Plateau (B.8) occupies a smaller area to the north of White Lake and the Shabotik River system. Wickware and Rubec (1989) have a similar ecological division of the Forest, with the majority of the Forest being in the Superior Highlands Ecoregion while northeast of the Shabotik River, a small portion of the Forest is within the Lac Mattagami Ecoregion.
Predominant species on the
White River Forest include jack pine, black and white spruce, trembling
aspen and white birch. Balsam fir has historically been at higher levels
but successive spruce budworm infestations have reduced the area of this
species drastically. Eastern white cedar and tamarack are found intermittently
throughout the Forest.
(excerpted from public
notice posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights Electronic registry)
Land Use Policies for Wawa District
District Land Use Guidelines
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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