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 
Mike Furniss
Domtar Inc.
Hwy. 17 - P.O. Box 2000
White River, ON. P0M 3G0
(807) 822-2100 ext 2106
(807) 822-2746 

Last updated June 2006

White River Co-Management Committee

Wawa District of the Ministry of Natural Resources

Domtar (Local Sustainable Forest License Holder)

Auditing Reports
        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

White River - Forest Description

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)

Wawa District Land Use Planning

Land Use Policies for Wawa District

Wawa District Land Use Guidelines

Forest Management Planning Documents
2003 - 2023 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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