Stand Management, Remediation and Protection

 

 

 

List of Completed Projects

 


 

ROUND ONE PROJECTS

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER O4-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Kenora CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur.

Funding

Approved $136,680.

Description

The Project included a release of suppressed planted seedlings using Vision® applied via back-pack sprayers and spray tanks mounted on all-terrain vehicles. A total of 350 ha were successfully treated.  The work was carried out by local contractors.   The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $119,029.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  05-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Bancroft CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur.

Funding

Approved $18,540. for the Project but on completion of the work none of these funds were expended as the costs for the Project were paid by the District.

Description

The Project involved marking and tending to increase the availability of sawlogs in a shorter cutting cycle by converting even-aged stands to uneven-aged selection harvest stands. Of the 309 ha scheduled to be marked and tended 200 ha were completed.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  06-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Bancroft CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur. In particular, the shortages of the red and white pine working groups.

Funding

Approved $99,047 over a two- year period.

Description

The Project was proposed as a prescribed burn to be followed by planting of red and white pine.  Due to the wildfire situation of 1995 the burn did not take place. It was therefore necessary to prepare the site mechanically at a higher cost.  The additional costs were absorbed by the Special Purpose Account. The remainder of the site preparation and planting will be completed in 1996-97.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $86,713.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  10-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Sault Ste. Marie District, Algoma CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur.

Funding

Approved $8,750.

Description

The Project comprised the first thinning of a 40-year red pine plantation and was intended as a release to allow further growth. The marking was carried out by MNR staff and the thinning operation was contracted locally.  38 ha were successfully completed. 

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  13-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Minden Forest Management Unit

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur, in particular the white pine forest unit.

Funding

Approved $18,771.

Description

The original proposal was for a 96.3 ha prescribed burn to be conducted as site preparation for the subsequent spring tree plant. Due to the extreme fire conditions in 1995 the prescribed burn was not possible.  The site was therefore mechanically prepared with hand scalping being done on areas that could not be mechanically prepared.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  14-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Sault Ste. Marie District, Mississauga CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur, in particular sawlog suitable material.

Funding

Approved $7,500.

Description

Manual removal of smaller, poor quality jack pine in high density plantations to release crop trees.  Due to the deep snow conditions in the winter of 1995-96, the Project was extended until May 1996. The Project was successfully completed with 30 ha being thinned.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  16-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Kirkland Lake District, Timiskaming CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly for the production of larger jack pine sawlog and pole material.

Funding

Approved $17,200.

Description

Thirty-seven hectares of immature jack pine established by aerial seeding of heavy textured soils in 1984 were manually thinned to a spacing of 2.4 x 2.4 metres. The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $14,856.

 

PROJECT NUMBER 17-R1

Applicant

MNR, Parry Sound District, Bracebridge CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly for the production of red pine sawlogs and poles.

Funding

Approved $18,730.

Description

The Project involves the thinning of plantation grown red pine at a rate of 40 ha per annum.  During the first year, due to operator difficulties, only 13.5 of the projected 40 ha were thinned. The remaining 26.5 ha were carried forward, with the approval of the Committee, to the remaining two years of the Project.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  18-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Parry Sound District, Bracebridge CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur by increasing the volume of high-value added, high quality sawlogs.

Funding

Approved $127,500.

Description

The Project provided compensation to loggers for the removal of unmerchantable stems during a single tree selection harvest.  Of the projected 2,550 ha 2,337 were successfully treated.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust $116,855.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 19-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Parry Sound District, Bracebridge CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly in the tolerant hardwood sawlogs and veneer.

Funding

Approved $47,222.

Description

The Project is a pre-commercial stand improvement operation in polewood tolerant hardwood stands scheduled for single tree selection management specifically killing (axe or chain saw girdling) the undesirable competing trees to hasten development of the high quality sawlog and veneer log products on the selected residual trees.  At the end of the first year, 69 ha had been completed.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was 45,755.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  21-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Thunder Bay District, Port Arthur CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur to address the problem of age class gaps in the conifer wood supply on the unit.

Funding

Approved $50,844.

Description

The Project consisted of the successful treatment of 40.5 ha of ground herbicide tending and 151.5 ha of aerial tending on existing conifer plantations.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $44,607.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  22-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke District, Bonnechere CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly in the red and white pine working groups.

Funding

Approved $27,064.

Description

The mechanical scarification to work up soil and clear patches suitable for seed germination and natural regeneration of red and white pine in uniform shelterwood cuts.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  23-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke District, Bonnechere CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly in the red and white pine working groups.

Funding

Approved $76,300.

Description

The Project consisted of manual (chain saw) tending of planted and natural red and white pine (15-20 years old) to thin and release quality trees, remove competing inferior and defective tress. 175 ha were successfully treated.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  24-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke District, Bonnechere CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly in the red and white pine working groups.

Funding

Approved $39,455.

Description

The Project was the release of planted and natural red and white pine regeneration from competing vegetation so that it could attain optimum growth. One hundred hectares were chemically tended using the Air blast sprayer with Vision® and 35 ha were tended using "Ez-ject" capsules and lances injecting Vision® into the competing trees.

 

PROJECT NUMBER 25-1-R1

Applicant

MNR- Kirkland Lake District- Elk Lake CMU; Elk Lake Community Forest, Grant Lumber Company, and Liskeard Lumber Limited

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur in jack pine in thirty years.

Funding

Approved $72,000.

Description

The Project consisted of spacing juvenile aged jack pine plantations to allow for increased diameter growth and reduced rotation period. 180 ha were pre-commercially thinned.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 26-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Bancroft District, Mazinaw CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur in sawlog material.

Funding

Approved $59,500.

Description

The Project involves the stand improvement of tolerant hardwood stands by marking and removing low quality non-merchantable trees to provide improved growing conditions for the remaining trees.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $27,720.

 

PROJECT NUMBER 27-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Bancroft District, Mazinaw CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur in hardwood and softwood sawlog material.

Funding

Approved $14,300.

Description

The project consists of the removal of unmerchantable material in tolerant hardwood and white pine stands plus pruning selected white pine trees to improve the product quality.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 28-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Bancroft District, Mazinaw CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur, in particular, white pine sawlog material.

Funding

Approved $12,500.

Description

The two part project involved manual tending of 25.7 ha of white pine plantation (planted 1989) and spot treating stumps of removed material with herbicides.  The second part of the Project involved the thinning and pruning 7 ha of 40-year old white pine stand to improve tree growth and quality. The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust  was $12,495.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 29-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Bancroft District, Mazinaw CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur in red oak.

Funding

Approved $4,500.

Description

The Project consisted of a 20 ha controlled ground fire in a red oak uniform shelterwood cut, eliminating competing vegetation and allowing natural red oak regeneration to re-establish. The total project cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $319 because the "B" salaries for fire personnel were absorbed by the applicant.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 31-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Parry Sound District, Georgian Bay CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur in white pine sawlog material.

Funding

Approved $71,000.

Description

The Project involved the manual release of 330 ha of planted and natural white pine regeneration from competing brush using brush saws, chain saws, and axes. The total project cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $66,000 because the actual contract cost was lower than estimated.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 35-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, North Bay District, North Bay CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages exist in particular in tolerant hardwoods.

Funding

Approved $26,250.

Description

The Project involves conducting an improvement cut on young tolerant hardwood stands to remove poor quality material and competitive species.  The Project was not completed as scheduled in 1995-96 and will be completed in 1996-97.  No Forestry Futures Trust funds were spent on this Project.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 41-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Bancroft District, Bancroft CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages exist in white pine.

Funding

Approved $6,000.

Description

The Project was successfully completed with the release of 25 ha of planted white pine, white spruce and natural red oak from competing vegetation for a total of $6,000.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 42-1-R1

Applicant

MNR, Bancroft District, Bancroft CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages exist particularly in white pine.

Funding

Approved $7,200.

Description

The Project consisted of successful manual tending of competition in a 30 ha white pine plantation for a total of $7,200.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 50-2-R1

Applicant

Stone-Consolidated Corporation

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by forces of natural depletion in particular wind resulting in blowdown.

Funding

Approved $4,903,287.

Description

The Project involves the renewal of 10,124 ha of the Pakwash Blowdown through site preparation, planting, aerial seeding, and tending.  The Project extends from 1994-95 - 1996-97.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $4,838,556.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 51-2-R1

Applicant

Abitibi Price Inc., Spruce River Forest

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas effected by forces of natural depletion, i.e., spruce budworm infestation.

Funding

Approved $2,379,000.

Description

The Project involves the renewal of approximately 2,000 ha of budworm salvage cut areas by site preparation and planting from 1995-96 to 1997-98.  All the approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 52-2-R1

Applicant

Hearst Forest Management Inc., Hearst Forest

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by forces of natural depletion, in particular, spruce budworm infestation.

Funding

Approved $1,336,000.

Description

The Project consists of the renewal of 2,010 ha of budworm infested area that has been salvage harvested. The renewal work consists of site preparation, tree planting and tending.  1995-96 to 1997-98.  Total final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $1,121,000.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 53-2-R1

Applicant

MNR, Fort Frances District, Sapawe CMU

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by forces of natural depletion, in this case, wind resulting in blowdown.

Funding

Approved $247,837.

Description

The Project involves the renewal of 200 ha of blowdown area through site preparation (prescribed burning) and planting.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $236,306.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 54-2-R1

Applicant

MNR, Nipigon District, Nipigon CMU

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas affected by forces of natural depletion i.e., spruce budworm infestation.

Funding

Approved $365,100.

Description

This Project involves the site preparation and planting of 480 ha of stands which have been previously salvaged after the spruce budworm infestation.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $229,552.

 

PROJECT NUMBER 56-2-R1

Applicant

MNR, Nipigon District, Nipigon CMU

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas affected by natural forces of depletion i.e., spruce budworm infestation.

Funding

Approved $301,000.

Description

The Project provides for renewal of budworm ravaged stands by two methods: 402 ha will have the balsam fir removed with the remaining desirable stems spruce, pine, and poplar thinned to 1,600 stems per ha with mechanical site preparation in lower stocked areas to facilitate natural seeding with tending in Year Three, if necessary; 402 ha will be site prepared, aerial chemical and planted.  Extreme fire situation in summer 1995 and the snow depth in winter 1995-96 delayed work progress.  The Project will be extended for an additional year.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $66,135.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 57-2-R1

Applicant

MNR, Nipigon District, Nipigon CMU

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by forced of natural depletion i.e. spruce budworm infestation.

Funding

Approved $394,450.

Description

The project consists of various renewal treatments (combinations of balsam fir removal, mechanical site preparation, chemical site preparation, seeding) to secure regeneration on 1,430 ha of budworm destroyed stands.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $66,559.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 59-2-R1

Applicant

MNR, Parry Sound District, Georgian Bay CMU

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas affected by forces of natural depletion, in this case jack pine budworm.

Funding

Approved $20,400.

Description

The Project involved the aerial seeding of 856 ha of clearcut salvage areas and the controlled burning of roadside slash piles within the clearcut areas.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $11,414.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 60-2-R1

Applicant

MNR, Thunder Bay District, Thunder Bay CMU

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas affected by forces of natural depletion, spruce budworm.

Funding

Approved $192,500.

Description

The Project encompassed the planting of 464.2 ha, mechanical site preparation of 390 ha, aerial chemical cleaning of 136.5 ha, and the chemical ground cleaning of 90 ha. The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $147,797.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 61-2-R1

Applicant

J. E. Martel & Sons Lumber Ltd., J. E. Martel Forest

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas affected by forces of natural depletion, in particular, wildfire.

Funding

Approved $33,500.

Description

The Project involved the aerial chemical release of conifer seedlings within the burn boundary and survey of the untreated burn areas to identify future treatment requirements. The final cost for the Project to the Forestry Futures Trust was $28,747.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 66-3-R1

Applicant

E.B. Eddy Forest Products Limited, Lower Spanish Forest

Type

Silviculture protection of areas affected by forces of natural depletion, in particular, jack pine budworm.

Funding

Approved $108,327.

Description

The 1994-95 Project involved the aerial application of Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.) to control an outbreak of jack pine budworm. The Project was successfully completed on 21,499 ha with a final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust of $108,327.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 67-3-R1

Applicant

MNR, Sudbury District, Lower Spanish Forest, Upper Spanish Forest Spanish River CMU, Sudbury CMU

Type

Silviculture protection of areas affected by forces of natural depletion, in particular, jack pine budworm.

Funding

Approved $1,200,000.

Description

The 1995-96 aerial spray project successfully treated 51,199 ha with Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.) to protect jack pine stands from a jack pine budworm infestation. The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $959,233.

 

 

ROUND TWO PROJECTS

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 78-1-R2

Applicant

MNR, Thunder Bay District, Port Arthur CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly in the conifer working groups.

Funding

Approved $83,554.

Description

The Project consists of site preparation and planting of conifer to rehabilitate poor quality, high graded mixed-wood stands back to conifer working groups and ground and aerial tending to remove competing vegetation from existing conifer plantations.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $69,665.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 80-1-R2

Applicant

Timiskaming Forest Alliance Inc., Timiskaming Forest

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly in the jack pine working group.

Funding

Approved $14,700.

Description

The Project consists of thinning, using brush saws, of dense 10-20 year old seeded jack pine stem to allow for development of sawlog and polewood material.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 81-1-R2

Applicant

Malette Inc., Romeo Malette Forest

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly in the jack pine working group.

Funding

Approved $12,000.

Description:

The Project consists of chemical thinning of a juvenile jack pine stand using the Ezject capsule system to promote increased growth in the stand thus reducing the rotation age and the anticipated shortfall in the jack pine working group.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $10,000.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 83-1-R2

Applicant

Malette Inc., Romeo Malette Forest

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly in the spruce and jack pine working group.

Funding

Approved $8,300.

Description

The Project consists of chemical thinning of a juvenile jack pine stand using the Ezject capsule system to promote increased growth in the stand thus reducing the rotation age and the anticipated shortfall in the jack pine working group.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $7,100.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 89-1-R2

Applicant

MNR, Sault Ste. Marie District, Mississaugi CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly in the tolerant hardwood sawlogs.

Funding

Approved $299,500.

Description

The Project is a compensation payment for loggers to facilitate the removal of unmerchantable material during the selection of shelterwood cuts. The Project was delayed due to the severe winter weather of 1995-96 and will be extended for an additional year.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $26,032.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 90-1-R2

Applicant

MNR, Sault Ste. Marie District, Mississaugi CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly in the spruce and pine working groups.

Funding

Approved $30,000.

Description

The Project encompasses the tending of 30 - 45 year old conifer plantations by removing the overstory of competing hardwood trees. The Project start-up was been delayed due to the severe winter weather of 1995-96 consequently the Project will be extended for an additional year.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $10,780.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 91-1-R2

Applicant

MNR, Parry Sound District, Bracebridge CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly in the pine and spruce working groups.

Funding

Approved $12,470.

Description

The proposal involves the release of desirable coniferous regeneration from competing woody vegetation using motorized brush saws.   The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $11,600.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 92-1-R2

Applicant

MNR, Parry Sound District, Bracebridge CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly in the tolerant hardwood working groups.

Funding

Approved $255,000.

Description

The Project is tolerant hardwood management involving the compensation of logging contractors for felling or killing tress that are not merchantable under provincial legislation, which have been marked for removal in stands being treated using selection silviculture. The removal of the unmerchantable trees is essential to ensure the proper development of the stand.   The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $233,790.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 101-1-R2

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke District, Pembroke CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly in red pine.

Funding

Approved $6,900.

Description

This Project proposed the first thinning of twenty-three hectares of red pine plantations. The silviculture work will promote the growth and development of remaining red pine by removing the undesired competing vegetation.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $5,508.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 102-1-R2

Applicant

MNR, Sault Ste. Marie District, Algoma CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly in tolerant hardwoods.

Funding

Approved $540,000.

Description

The Project consists of felling or girdling of unmerchantable trees to attain the silviculture objectives in the application of selection and shelterwood systems of management in tolerant hardwood forests. The treatment allows the better quality trees room to grow and provide better opportunities for natural regeneration. The Project was delayed by a year because of the severe winter of 1995-96.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $309,300.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 103-1-R2

Applicant

MNR, Temagami District, Latchford & Temagami CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur in the pine working groups.

Funding

Approved $1,140,000.

Description

The Project application consisted of the tending (cleaning), site preparation, and artificial regeneration of pine working groups. Only the tending portion of the application fell within the mandate of the Forestry Futures Trust. The work consists of manual tending using brush saws and chemical tending of regenerated areas.  1996-97 to 1998-99.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $1,134,141.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 104-1-R2

Applicant

MNR, Kemptville District, Lanark CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur particularly in red oak.

Funding

Approved $45,700.

Description

The proposed project encompassed a prescribed burn and manual tending in areas of red oak regeneration. The treatment reduces the competition to the desired red oak allowing better growth rate, stem quality, and survival of seedlings and saplings.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $32,207.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 106-2-R2

Applicant

Malette Inc., Romeo Malette Forest

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas effected by forces of natural depletion, in particular blowdown.

Funding

Approved $21,375.

Description

The Project encompasses the regeneration of a blowdown by planting black spruce seedlings.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $20,175.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 110-2-R2

Applicant

MNR, Thunder Bay District, Thunder Bay CMU

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas effected by forces of natural depletion, in particular spruce budworm infestations.

Funding

Approved $58,000.

Description

The objective of this project was to rehabilitate the forest and reduce further susceptibility to spruce budworm infestations by providing site prepared ground to enable artificial regeneration by planting conifer seedlings.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $39,237.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 112-2-R2

Applicant

MNR, Fort Frances District

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas effected by wildfire.

Funding

Approved $ 183,896.

Description

Four separate areas were replanted.   Fire # 61 - 123 ha; Fire # 64 - 30 ha.; Fire # 37 - 70 ha.; Fire # 38 - 2577 ha.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $157,339.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 113-2-R2

Applicant

Stone-Consolidated Corporation, Manitou Forest

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas effected by forces of natural depletion, in particular blowdown.

Funding

Approved $75,000.

Description

The Project is the regeneration of a 1995 blowdown that has been salvaged. The renewal work consists of site preparation (chemical, mechanical), planting of black spruce seedlings, and aerial chemical tending if required.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $47,394.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 115-2-R2

Applicant

Heart Forest Management Inc., Hearst Forest

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas effected by forces of natural depletion, in particular fire.

Funding

Approved $2,176,000.

Description

The Project is the renewal of plantation burned by wildfire in 1995. The renewal activities consist of tree planting and aerial tending the resultant plantations to ensure maintenance of the conifer component in the forest, 1996-97 to 1998-99.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $1,876,000.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 116-2-R2

Applicant

Superior Forest Management Inc., Superior Forest

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas effected by forces of natural depletion, in particular fire.

Funding

Approved $265,640.

Description

The Project encompasses the regeneration of a wildfire that destroyed areas of young forests (<10 years old). The renewal work will consist of aerial seeding of black spruce and jack pine seeding and conducting the follow-up assessment of success.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $234,653.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 117-2-R2

Applicant

Dubreuil Forest Products Limited, Magpie Forest

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas effected by forces of natural depletion, in particular fire.

Funding

Approved $283,176.

Description

The Project proposed the renewal of forest areas denuded by two large fires of 1995 near Dubreuilville. Although much of the burned area is expected to regenerate naturally, silviculture efforts are required to renew plantations destroyed by the fires. A combination of planting seedlings and aerial seeding will be used.  All the approved funding was spent

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 118-2-R2

Applicant

J.E. Martel Lumber Corp., J.E. Martel Forest

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas effected by forces of natural depletion, in particular fire.

Funding

Approved $408,686.

Description

The Project encompasses two treatments, the aerial chemical release of artificially and naturally regenerated areas within the burned area and renewal of untreated burned areas. The renewal treatments consist of mechanical site preparation, planting seedlings, and aerial chemical tending (if required).  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $253,174.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 119-2-R2

Applicant

Spruce Falls Inc., Gordon Cosens Forest

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas effected by forces of natural depletion, in particular fire.

Funding

Approved $113,069.

Description

The Project objective was to renew areas destroyed by 1995 wildfires, in particular the burned plantations and areas of successful natural regeneration. The silviculture work includes planting conifer seedlings and aerial seeding jack pine and black spruce seed.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $27,699.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 121-2-R2

Applicant

Great West Timber Limited, Black River Forest

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas effected by forces of natural depletion, in particular fire.

Funding

Approved $93,000.

Description

This Project proposed the renewal of areas destroyed by wildfire in 1995. The areas requiring treatment include burned plantations and young stands which will be planted to ensure renewal of desired conifer species.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $76,256.

 

PROJECT NUMBER 122-2-R2

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke District, Pembroke CMU

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas effected by forces of natural depletion, in particular blowdown.

Funding

Approved $20,800.

Description

The Project application proposed the renewal of a 1994 blowdown that was subsequently salvaged.  The silviculture treatments include mechanical site preparation of the area and planting white pine seedlings.  The final cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $8,654.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 123-2-R2

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke District, Pembroke CMU

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas effected by forces of natural depletion, in particular blowdown.

Funding

Approved $7,750.

Description

The Project proposed the site preparation and planting of red oak seedlings to ensure the desired species are renewed on the blowdown area.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $7,250.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 124-2-R2

Applicant

Domtar Inc., White River Forest

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas affected by forces of natural depletion.

Funding

Approved $484,500.

Description

The Project addresses the need to renew areas impacted by natural depletion and stresses from blowdown, tornado, and insects which occurred in the area from 1986 to 1991.  The silviculture work includes mechanical site preparation, slash raking, slash burning, planting, and tending.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $321,731.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 126-3-R2

Applicant

MNR, Parry Sound District, Georgian Bay and Sudbury CMU

Type

Silviculture protection of areas affected by forces of natural depletion, in particular, jack pine budworm.

Funding

Approved $100,000.

Description

This Project included the impact assessment surveys and planning support to prepare for the 1996 jack pine budworm spray program. The Project was successful in further defining and reducing the initial number of hectares estimated for the spray program by approximately two-thirds. 

 

 

ROUND THREE PROJECTS

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  130-1-R3

Applicant

MNR, Red Lake CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur, specifically conifer sawlogs. Silviculture remediation of areas affected by forces of natural depletion, specifically spruce budworm infestations. 

Funding

Approved $639,000.

Description

This Project will thin 300 ha of 20-25 year-old fire-origin jack pine each year over a three-year period to even out the wood flow created by timber losses to wildfire and blowdown.   A second component of this project will mechanically site prepare and plant black and white spruce on 100 ha per year of budworm-damaged fir stands growing on productive silty clay soils.   Work is expected to generate 3,000 person days of employment.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $100,765.

 

PROJECT NUMBER  131-1-R3

Applicant

MNR, Kenora CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase conifer timber production where critical shortages occur due to large burns in the 1980's.

Funding

Approved $421,538.

Description

This Project consists of two components:  1) the fall application of herbicide (Vision7) using backpack sprayers and fixed-wing aircraft at rates of 1.7 kg a.i.  per ha to control grass and shrub competition on silty clay soils, and 2) the pre-commercial spacing of fire-origin jack pine and aspen using motor/manual brush saws.   Project supervisors are to be trained under the native (First Nations) education and training program for Kenora District.  A total area of 549 ha and 698 ha, respectively will be treated.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $219,074.


 

PROJECT NUMBER  134-1-R3

Applicant

MNR, Kirkland Lake District

Type

Intensive stand management to space pre-commercial jack pine to meet predicted shortfalls in sawlog material.

Funding

Approved $199,290.

Description

This Project consists of the pre-commercial thinning of 500 ha of young jack pine in the Elk Lake, Plonski, Watabeag and Timiskaming CMUs over the next three years, under the supervision of the Elk Lake Community Forest in partnership with the Township of James, Kirkland Lake District, OMNR and Timiskaming Forest Alliance Inc..  Brush saws will be used to thin the stands to variable densities.  All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  136-1-R3

Applicant

Dubreuil Forest Products Limited

Type

Intensive stand management to space jack pine to accelerate diameter growth to meet the predicted shortages in sawlog material from the 21-60 year-old age classes.

Funding

Approved $78,750.

Description

This Project consists of thinning 126 ha of young jack pine in scattered blocks in Acton, Challener and St. Julien Twps.  in the Magpie Forest to accelerate the development of saw timber.  Suppressed, diseased and damaged trees will be removed by chain saw and crop trees spaced to a density of 1,000 to 1,200 trees per ha.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $52,305.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  138-1-R3

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur, in particular, the release of white pine.

Funding

Approved $140,655.

Description

This Project consists of releasing suppressed natural white pine regeneration by applying a chemical ground spray on 30 ha in Matawatchan Township., 100 ha in Head Township and 145 ha in Clara Township., Pembroke Crown Management Unit, Pembroke District.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $107,966.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  139-1-R3

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur, in particular the white pine forest unit.

Funding

Approved $28,500.

Description

This Project involves the aerial spraying of Vision7 on 540 ha, which was clearcut between 1987-89 and which was site prepared with a prescribed burn in 1989, in Matawatchan, Head and Clara Twps. in Pembroke CMU to control competition of white pine seedlings managed under the shelterwood system.  Application rates of 2.6 kg per ha were applied from mid-August to October to encourage accelerated pine growth.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $22,543.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  140-1-R3

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur, in particular, shortages of red and white pine.

Funding

Approved $202,650.

Description

This Project consists of the thinning and cleaning of 531 ha of red pine plantations and tending of natural or planted white pine in Fraser, Clara, Head, and McKay Twps. in the Pembroke CMU to release crop trees.  Tending with chainsaws, brushsaws, pruning shears, and EZject lances with Vision7 capsules was contracted out from mid-June 1996 through March 1997.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $ 147,282.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  141-1-R3

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur, specifically scarification for natural regeneration.

Funding

Approved $125,800.

Description

This Project consists of mechanical scarification on 540 ha in Head, Burns, and McKay Twps. in white pine managed under the shelterwood system to favour white pine regeneration.  Locally available site preparation equipment was used (e.g., Leno patch scarifier, passive TTS disc trencher, rock rake and straight blades) were used during September and October 1996.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $70,963.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  143-1-R3

Applicant

MNR,  Mississagi CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to space juvenile jack pine to meet a predicted short- and medium-term shortfall in softwood supply.

Funding

Approved $23,250.

Description

This Project was designed to accelerate the diameter growth of 15 to 20 -year old jack pine by manually thinning high density plantations.   Smaller diameter, poor quality jack pine will be removed from July to November 1996, by a crew of cutters to promote earlier development of quality sawlogs from the remaining stems.   The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $19,662.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  146-1-R3

Applicant

MNR, Minden CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur.  In particular, the shortages of quality white pine.

Funding

Approved $80,400.

Description

This Project involves funding a pruning contract in white pine on 268 ha in Minden CMU over two winter seasons with work completed by March 1998.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $79,129. 

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  147-1-R3

Applicant

MNR, Bancroft CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages in quality hardwoods occur.

Funding

Approved $346,060.

Description

This Project funds tolerant hardwood stand improvement to remove low quality material and increase the supply of high quality hardwoods on 1,573 ha per year over two years in stands managed under the selection system Bancroft Township in a tolerant hardwood forest managed to increase the quality (sawlog/veneer) of future harvests.  This represents the funding of contract felling for two years of a three-year Project.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $248,854.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  148-1-R3

Applicant

MNR, Bancroft CMU

Type

Stand Improvement: red and white pine sustainability.

Funding

Approved $325,060.

Description

This Project consists of mechanical site preparation using Young=s teeth mounted on D-6 bulldozers followed by planting bare root nursery stock and container white and red pine in clear cuts and pine shelterwood cuts.  This represents funding two years of the three-year Project to increase pine regeneration in the Bancroft CMU.  All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  149-1-R3

Applicant

MNR, Bancroft CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to meet medium-term shortfalls in wood supply, specifically by releasing plantation white and red pine and white spruce.

Funding

Approved $192,600.

Description

This Project consists of cutting competitive species within white pine, red pine and white spruce plantations using sandvik and brush saws and the application of chemical ground spray, where needed.  The area treated covers 602 ha.

PROJECT NUMBER  153-2-R3

Applicant

Avenor Inc., Trout Lake Forest

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by natural depletion by the 1995 Red Lake Fire.

Funding

Approved $217,100.

Description

This Project consists of aerially seeding jack pine seed at a rate of 25 m seeds per ha on 168 ha of burned 8-11 year-old plantations and 8 ha of fire break line in the Ear Lake area of the Trout Lake Forest, Red Lake District.  Funds will also pay for the purchase and installation of 39 m shelter cones with both black spruce and jack pine seed.  A second part of the Project consists of funding the purchasing, hand scalping and planting of jack pine and black spruce containerized seedlings on 511 ha in this area.  This will contribute to the future wood supply for the Dryden Mill.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $ 182,937.

 

PROJECT NUMBER  154-2-R3

Applicant

Avenor Inc., Brightsand Forest

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by forces of natural depletion, in this case wildfire.

Funding

Approved $432,000.

Description

This Project will rapidly regenerate 2,500 ha of relatively inaccessible 15 year-old regenerated cutover that burned in 1995 in the Brightsand FMA south and east of Sparkling Lake.  Jack pine and black spruce will be aerially seeded on 2,245 ha of burned regeneration and standing timber reserves from January to July 1996.  A second component of the Project involves planting jack pine and black spruce seedlings on 140 ha of recently scarified cutover.  Herbicide tending will occur in the third year, if needed.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $212,000.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  156-2-R3

Applicant

MNR, Nipigon CMU

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by natural depletion through spruce budworm infestation and natural decline through aging.

Funding

Approved $788,300.

Description

This Project consists of the identification, harvesting and trampling of 300 ha of inoperable budworm killed and overmature poplar in 1995-96, leaving 209 ha for natural spruce regeneration and planting 97 ha.   Approximately 600 ha will be tramped in the second year, together with cone collection and extraction, and mechanical site preparation of 680 ha.  The project proposes to cut and tramp 484 ha, mechanically site prepare 109 ha, and plant spruce and pine in Year Three.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $447,420.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  157-2-R3

Applicant

MNR, Nipigon CMU

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by natural depletion through budworm infestation.

Funding

Approved $606,500.

Description

This Project was originally submitted as a two stage burn over two years as Project #107-2-R2.  It was not implemented due to fire management concerns with containing the large burns.  This revised Project consists of selecting smaller areas for burning, and applying mechanical SIP (TTS disc trencher or Brake) or chemical herbicide (Velpar) followed by planting jack pine and black spruce container stock at densities of 2,000 stems per ha in year two.  The Project will also fund cone collection to replace seeds used for seedling production.  The contingency plan is to aerially seed jack pine and black spruce during the spring of 1997 on a portion of the area. Total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $176,974.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  160-2-R3

Applicant

Malette Inc. Romeo Malette Forest

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by natural depletion through fire.

Funding

Approved $16,672.

Description

This Project consists of planting black spruce containers at a density of 1,500 trees per ha on 65 ha of burned plantation in Loveland Township, Timmins District.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $16,174.

 

 

 PROJECT NUMBER  163-3-R3

Applicant

MNR, Sudbury and Parry Sound District

Type

Protection of the forest from natural depletions by insect defoliation, in this case to protect white pine from depletion from the jack pine budworm.

Funding

Approved $990,378.

Description

This Project involves the aerial application of Bacillus thuringiensis Foray 48B at a rate of 30 BIUs per ha at a volume of 2.3 L per ha to control jack pine budworm defoliating white pine on 25,636 ha in the Georgian Bay-Sudbury areas.  This treatment will provide 80 percent to 90 percent protection of the foliage of white pine within the spray area and thus reduce mortality and volume loss.   The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $571,590.

 

 

ROUND FOUR PROJECTS

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  172-1-R4

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke CMU

Type

Intensive stand management, specifically evenaged tending of red pine plantations.

Funding

Approved $34,650.

Description

This Project consists of tending 99 ha of dense red pine plantations in Ross, Wilberforce, Petawawa, McKay, Richards, Burns and Clara township over the fall of 1997 and winter of 1998 to remove competing species, to maintain stand vigour and health and to improve diameter growth.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $32,597.

 


 

PROJECT NUMBER  173-1-R4

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages exist, specifically white pine.

Funding

Approved $99,241.

Description

This Project consists of scarification for natural white pine regeneration in stands managed under the uniform shelterwood system.  Treatment will occur on 426 ha in Clara, Fraser, McKay, Maria, Wylie and Rolph Townships in September and October 1997 where stands were harvested before the age of the New Business relationship. The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $98,084.

PROJECT NUMBER  174-1-R4

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages exist.

Funding

Approved $100,492.

Description

This Project involves the ground spraying of Vision7 at rates of 16 kg a.i. per ha between mid-August and October 1997 on 388 ha in McKay, Clara and Maria Townships to release natural white pine regeneration.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $82,385.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  175-1-R4

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages exist.

Funding

Approved $74,238.

Description

This Project involves the aerial application of Vision7 (glyphosate) over 593 ha in Clara and Rolph Townships in September and October 1997 at rates of 1.1 kg a.i.  per ha.  This treatment will release planted white pine seedlings from intense competition from poplar in 8 to 10 year-old cutovers.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $61,684.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  177-1-R4

Applicant

MNR, Kemptville District - Lanark CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages exist, specifically red oak.

Funding

Approved $2,050.

Description

This Project proposes a spring burn in Dalhousie Township to reduce competition in a 24 ha oak forest.   The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $1,657.

 

PROJECT NUMBER  181-2-R4

Applicant

MNR, Sioux Lookout CMU, Lac Seul Forest

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas affected by forces of natural depletion, in this case wildfire.

Funding

Approved $221,722.

Description

This Project consists of regenerating 803.6 ha of 0-20 year-old spruce/jack pine plantations in the Lac Seul MU, Sioux Lookout CMU that burned in the summer of 1996.  The shallow areas and sites with poor operability, comprising 609 ha, will be aerially seeded to jack pine in mid-February.   An area of 27 ha will be mechanically site prepared with a TTS-power trencher to reduce duff thickness and planted with container stock (63 ha of jack pine, 69 ha of black spruce, and 16 ha of white spruce container stock and 46 ha of black spruce bareroot stock).  This will contribute to maintaining the wood supply for the McKenzie Forest Products Inc. sawmill in Hudson.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $156,060.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  182-2-R4

Applicant

MNR, Fort Frances District

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas affected by forces of natural depletion, in this case wildfire.

Funding

Approved $23,700.

Description

This Project consists of mechanically site preparing (using drags) 125 ha of salvage cutover from a spring (June) burned jack pine/black spruce and poplar forest and aerially seeding to jack pine.  The area treated includes 288 ha of salvage cutover and 163 ha of burned regenerated cutovers.  This Project area lies within the wood supply area for Stone-Consolidated Corporation mill in Fort Frances.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $15,400.

 

 

ROUND FIVE PROJECTS

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  200-1-R5

Applicant

MNR, Thunder Bay District - Lakehead Forest

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur.

Funding

Approved $150,000.

Description

The Project consists of various renewal treatments (550 ha of mechanical site preparation, 49 ha of fall aerial and ground herbicide applications of Vision? at rates of 1.7 kg per ha ) on scattered conifer plantations near Thunder Bay.  This will provide 131 person-days of direct employment and contribute to future sawlog material for local mills (Buchanan Forest Products Ltd., Great-West Timber Ltd. and Northern Wood Preservers Inc.).  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $136,465.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  201-1-R5

Applicant

Avenor Inc. - Dog River-Matawin Forest

Type

Intensive stand management to space mid-rotation jack pine to meet a short-term shortfall in conifer supply.

Funding

Approved $750,000.

Description

This Project was originally submitted as Project #170-1-R4.  The Project consists of a jointly funded venture (FFTF and Avenor Woodlands NW) to thin a jack pine/black spruce forest in the Dog River-Matawin Forest using chain-saw and skid operations and small mechanical harvesters in order to hold mature stands longer.  The small diameter timber removed is chipped for distribution to the Thunder Bay mill.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $ 500,000.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  202-1-R5

Applicant

Abitibi-Price Inc. - Iroquois Falls South

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur, specifically spacing through pre-commercial thinning of young jack pine to meet a projected shortage of sawlog materials.

Funding

Approved $38,670.

Description

This Project consists of pre-commercial thinning 130 ha of 10 to 20-year-old overstocked jack pine stands in Harker Township in the Iroquois Falls South Company Management Unit in the Kirkland Lake District.  The Project was proposed by the Wahgoshig First Nations in cooperation with Abitibi Price Inc., Malette Inc. and the Ministry of Natural Resources.  Clearing saws will be used to reduce stand density to promote the growth of larger jack pine sawlog and pole material within a shorter time span.  All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  203-1-R5

Applicant

Nipissing Forest Resource Management Inc.  Nipissing Forest

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages exist, specifically thinning mid-rotation red pine to provide sawlogs.

Funding

Approved $1,000,0000.

Description

This Project consists of thinning overstocked under 60 year-old red pine plantations over three years with brush saws and power saws to provide future sawlog material for local sawmills in Mattawa, Sturgeon Falls and Monetville and to provide employment for three local First Nation communities over a 10 month period.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $926,418.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  205-1-R5

Applicant

Shining Tree Forest Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages exist, specifically pre-commercial thinning of jack pine.

Funding

Approved $420,000.

Description

This Project consists of a pre-commercial thinning of 1,050 ha of jack pine ranging in age from 9 to 19 years in the Shining Tree CMU, Timmins District by the Shining Tree Forest Inc. in partnership with the Town of Gogama and the Mattagami First Nation.  Thinning will reduce stand densities from as high as 19,100 stems ha to 2,000 to 2,500 stems per ha and provide local employment for 20 individuals.  All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  206-1-R5

Applicant

Superior Forest Management Ltd.  Superior Forest

Type

Intensive stand management for the restoration of white and red pine through plantation establishment, where critical shortages of red and white pine occur.

Funding

Approved $32,065.

Description

This three year Project consists of site preparing 50 ha with a straight-blade bulldozer followed by growing and planting white pine (75 percent) and red pine (25 percent) to a density of 1,300 trees per ha in Bernier and Cassidy Twps.  The Project will be funded jointly by Forestry Futures Trust funds, Pineal Lake Lumber and Superior Forest Management.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $31,393.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  207-1-R5

Applicant

Timiskaming Forest Alliance Inc./MNR - Kirkland Lake District

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages exist, specifically pre-commercial thinning of jack pine.

Funding

Approved $6,400.

Description

This Project consists of pre-commercial thinning of 16 ha of seeded jack pine ranging in age from 10 and 20 years in Marter Township, Timiskaming Forest Management Unit.   Motor-manual thinning will space crop trees to 2.4 x 2.4 m and provide local summer and fall employment.  All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  208-1-R5

Applicant

Bancroft District - Mazinaw CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages exist, specifically red oak.

Funding

Approved $60,000.

Description

This Project consists of marking for removal invading and undesirable tolerant hardwood stems in and around oak crop trees on 750 ha over three years scattered throughout the Mazinaw  CMU.  Costs of layout-compliance, marking and felling will be shared by the applicant.   The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $12,504.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  209-1-R5

Applicant

Bancroft District - Mazinaw CMU

Type

Intensive stand management in terms of tolerant hardwood stand improvement to address the continuous shortage of high quality hardwood timber.

Funding

Approved $153,000.

Description

This Project consists of tolerant hardwood stand improvement on 510 ha per year over three years (total 1,530 ha) to increase the percentage of high quality sawlog/veneer material.  The SPA will provide funding for the layout tree marking and compliance monitoring.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $56,558.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  211-1-R5

Applicant

MNR, Bancroft District - Minden Forest CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages exist, specifically white pine.

Funding

Approved $14,200.

Description

This Project consists of hand cleaning 40 ha of poplar overtopping a 6 to 7 year-old white pine bareroot stock in the Salmon Lake Area of Cavendish Township.   The proposal is to "hack and bend"the young poplar and other non-crop species during the fall of 1997, using sandvicks, to discourage resprouting, to release crop trees and to provide wildlife habitat.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $11,230.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  213-1-R5

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke District

Type

Intensive stand management, specifically chemical ground cleaning to favour white pine regeneration to meet a well documented short to long term shortfall of white pine.

Funding

Approved $90,645.

Description

This Project consists of the ground application of herbicide (Vision7) on 254 ha in the Morrow Lake area and 97 ha in the Anna Lake area in Matawatchan Township to reduce the vigor of vegetation competing with white pine managed under the shelterwood system.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $37,440.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  215-1-R5

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke District

Type

Intensive stand mange to increase timber production where critical shortages exist in white pine.

Funding

Approved $12,000.

Description

This Project consists of mechanically site preparing 53 ha in the Twin Lakes, Brougham, and Bagot Townships during the fall of 1997.   The objective is to prepare receptive sites of backlog area under a white pine shelterwood system.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $8,250.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  216-2-R5

Applicant

MNR, Nipigon District - Steel River CMU

Type

Remediation of natural disaster, specifically post-fire renewal.

Funding

Approved $178,214.

Description

This Project consists of purchasing and late-summer planting of 615,000 black spruce to replace young plantations burned during the summer of 1996 which will provide direct employment for 30 planters for 17 days.  Because the fire burned hot and fast, site preparation is not needed if planting occurs immediately.   The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $168,542.

PROJECT NUMBER  217-2-R5

Applicant

Avenor Inc. - Black Sturgeon Forest

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas affected by forces of natural depletion, specifically plantation replacement following fire.

Funding

Approved $1,515,000.

Description

This Project consists of a plan to grow and plant 5,500 M jack pine seedlings and aerially seed 3,000 ha on sites burned, followed by tending three years after plantation establishment.  All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  218-2-R5

Applicant

Avenor Inc. - Dog River/Matawin Forest

Type

Remediation of natural disaster, specifically post-fire renewal of young plantations.

Funding

Approved $309,500.

Description

This Project consists of replanting 400 ha of plantation destroyed by fire in 1996, over two years (1996 and 1997) followed by herbicide tending in 1998.   All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  219-2-R5

Applicant

Domtar Inc. -Lake Nipigon Forest

Type

Remediation of natural disaster, specifically post-fire renewal of burned young plantations.

Funding

Approved $397,430.

Description

This Project will take place on the Patio Lake burn of the Lake Nipigon Forest FMA#500900 within an area burned during the 1996 summer fire season.  It consists of mechanically site preparing 550 ha followed by stock production, purchase, and planting 134 ha of black spruce and 412 ha of jack pine followed by aerial tending of 499 ha and manual tending of 48 ha.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $45,877.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  220-2-R5

Applicant

Domtar Inc. - Armstrong Forest

Type

Remediation of natural disaster, specifically post-fire renewal of burned plantations.

Funding

Approved $192,760.

Description

This Project consists of the renewal of 166 ha of jack pine and 175 ha of black spruce forest in the Whitesand and Linklater Lake burn, Armstrong Forest, Thunder Bay District.  This Project includes stock production and purchase, planting 613,800 trees, aerially tending 323 ha and manual tending of 18 ha.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $94,873.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  221-2-R5

Applicant

Kimberly-Clark Inc. and MNR - Geraldton Forest

Type

Remediation of natural disaster, specifically post-fire young plantation renewal.

Funding

Approved $182,461.

Description

This Project consists of purchasing and contract planting black spruce and jack pine to re-establish a 311 ha five year-old jack pine and black spruce plantation that burned in 1996.  This plantation will be established in the Spade Road burn northwest of Geraldton on the Geraldton Forest Resource License.  All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  222-2-R5

Applicant

Tolko Industries Ltd. - Kenora CMU

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber supply.

Funding

Approved $182,800.

Description

This application consisted of two Projects:  the first, to pre-commercially space 457 ha of fire- origin jack pine and aspen stands using brushsaws; and the second to convert 350 ha of budworm killed balsam fir stands by tramping and blading 350 ha followed by planting to black and white spruce.  Only the intensive stand management component is funded for this fiscal year.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $162,066.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  223-2-R5

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke District

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by forces of natural depletion, specifically the renewal of a large area of blowdown.

Funding

Approved $13,070.

Description

This Project consists of mechanically site preparing a 19 ha salvaged blowdown area of mixed poplar and white pine working groups to prepare receptive white and red planting beds and to control early competition for planted white and red pine in Brougham Township.  Stock purchase and planting will occur in the second year.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $7,199.

ROUND SIX PROJECTS

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  230-1-R6

Applicant

Clergue Forest Management Inc.  

 

 

Type

Intensive tolerant hardwood stand management to meet a critical future timber supply, specifically for quality hardwood sawlog  and veneer quality timber.

Funding

Approved  $435,000.

Description

This Project consists of felling or girdling unmerchantable trees (undersize or cull) on 5,800 ha (2,900 ha/year) in forests being managed under the selection or shelterwood management systems.  This will space and improve the quality of tolerant hardwood stands, increasing the percentage of quality sawlog material to meet a short-term critical wood supply shortage. It will also provide better opportunities for natural regeneration to meet future demands. Algoma CMU.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $281,175.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  233-1-R6

Applicant

MNR, Parry Sound District,  Bracebridge MU.

Type

Intensive conifer stand management to release of natural red pine and white spruce to meet a critical future timber supply.

Funding

Approved $19,500.

Description 

This Project will release 97.5 ha of planted and natural red pine and white spruce from competing woody vegetation using motorized brush saws between April 1998 and March 1999.  The Project will be carried out in partnership with the Westwind SFL in the Bracebridge CMU.  All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  234-1-R6

Applicant`

MNR, Kemptville District

Type

Intensive management of red oak to reduce the level of competition to meet a critical red oak wood supply shortage.

Funding

Approved $5,600.

Description

This Project involves the manual tending of a 14 ha tolerant hardwood stand managed under the shelterwood system to reduce hardwood competition in order to promote the survival, growth and development of red oak.  This Project will provide employment for local silvicultural contractors and logging contractors. Year One of the Project involved opening up the forest canopy at the proponents expense. Lanark CMU.   The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $5,577.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  235-1-R6

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke District

Type 

Intensive stand management to promote red oak through a prescribed burn to meet a future critical shortage in red oak.

Funding

Approved $14,400.

Description 

This Project involves carrying out a prescribed burn (Schweigert’s Creek red oak prescribed burn) in a 33 ha 80 to 120 year-old mixed red oak/hard maple/beech stand managed under the uniform shelterwood system. This will create an appropriate seedbed for the natural regeneration of red oak, will promote the resprouting of naturally and artificially established red oak regeneration and will reduce competing understorey vegetation.  This will increase the volume production of quality oak saw timber and veneer to meet local demand. This Project was previously approved for completion in 1996-97, however weather restrictions prevented Project completion. Pembroke CMU.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $ 3,487.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  236-1-R6

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke District

Type  

Intensive stand management; aerial herbicide tending to meet a future critical wood shortage.

Funding

Approved  $199,068.

Description

This Project is a three year Project with the first year funded by Forestry Futures Trust, and the follow-up assessment funded by the proponent.  An aerial application of Vision® (glyphosate) and/or Release (triclopyr) herbicide will be applied aerially at rates between 2.0 to 4.0 L/ha (1.1 and 1.4 kg a.i./ha). to control hardwood competition and thus release white and red pine seedlings on a 1,029 ha plantation. Pembroke CMU.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $181,630.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  237-1-R6

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke District

Type

Intensive stand management - manual tending to meet a future critical wood shortage, specifically white pine.

Funding

Approved $42,000.

Description

This Project consists of the manual cleaning (brushsaw) of 97 ha of white pine plantations.  It will also provide training to local forest industry employees prior to their acceptance of SFL responsibilities and will provide employment to local forest contractors. Pembroke CMU.  All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  238-1-R6

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke District

Type

Intensive stand management (chemical ground cleaning) to meet a future critical conifer wood supply shortage.

Funding

Approved $211,500.

Description

This single year Project consists of ground spraying  712 ha of white pine, red pine and spruce plantations with glyphosate (Vision®) herbicide at a rate of 1.1 and 1.4 kg a.i./ha with a skidder mounted mist blower.  This will release the conifer plantations from hardwood competition.  It will also provide training to the local forest industry prior to their acceptance of SFL responsibilities and it will provide employment to local forest contractors. Pembroke CMU.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $140,174.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  239-1-R6

Applicant

MNR, Pembroke District

Type  

Intensive stand management to meet a future critical wood supply shortage, specifically white pine.

Funding

Approved $461,200.

Description

This Project consists of the mechanical scarification of 1,281 ha of understorey white pine managed under the uniform shelterwood system.  This will create a favourable seedbed for white pine for natural regeneration.  It will also provide local employment and training for the local forest industry prior to their acceptance of SFL responsibilities.  Pembroke CMU.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $182,082.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  241-2-R6

Applicant

Malette Inc.

Type

Remediation following a fire.

Funding

Approved $70,000 over three years ($8,000 for 1997-98; $36,000 for 1998-99; $26,000 for 1999-00).

Description

This Project consists of the mechanical scarification (trencher) of 46 ha of burned plantation (Baker Lake Fire, Timmins #2), followed by planting in Year Two and tending in Year Three. This will contribute to the future conifer wood supply for the local mills and provide employment for local contractors.  Romeo Malette Forest.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $36,130.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  242-2-R6

Applicant

Malette Inc.

Type

Remediation following a fire, specifically establishing conifer plantations.

 

 

Funding

Approved $1,068,889 over two years ($444,395 for 1998-99; $624,494 for 1999-00).

Description

This Project consists of mechanically scarifying (using an angle blade) sites burned by the Sewell Twp. Fire, Timmins #24 followed by planting 200 ha of jack pine and  985 ha of spruce. Romeo Malette Forest.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $480,766.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  243-2-R6

Applicant

Kimberly-Clark Inc., Longlac

Type

Remediation following a fire, specifically re-establishing conifer plantations.

Funding

Approved $243,752.

Description

This Project is a single year Project to purchase stock and replant 439 ha of 7 year-old plantations in the Kenogami Forest that were burned by a 1996 wildfire (the Longjon Road burn refill).  This Project would replant these areas with white spruce, black spruce, and jack pine seedlings at a density of 1545 trees/ha on sites pre-treated with a chemical herbicide for competition control.  Kenogami Forest.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $231,336.

 

 

ROUND SEVEN PROJECTS

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  250-1-R7

Applicant

MNR, Thunder Bay and Greenmantle Forest Inc. Lakehead Forest

Type

Lakehead Forest Conifer rehabilitation and tending: Silviculture remediation of areas affected by forces of natural depletion, specifically spruce budworm infestation.

Funding 

Approved $159,404.


 

Description

This Project consists of mechanical site preparation of 778 ha  in 1998-99 for planting white, red and jack pine and white and black spruce in 1999-2000; and ground herbicide application for red pine and jack pine plantation release on 26 ha in 1998-99.  This Project will contribute to the re-establishment of commercial conifer stands in areas of poor quality hardwood forests and budworm damaged balsam fir stands in areas close to Thunder Bay to assist in alleviating future conifer wood volume shortfalls. It is expected to create 100 person-days of employment for one or more SIP contractors and 22 days for ground herbicide application. This will also facilitate 1,000 person-days of employment for tree planting, funded through the SPA.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $144,152.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 251-1-R7

Applicant

MNR, Kenora CMU and Tolko Industries Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management (chemical ground cleaning) to increase conifer (spruce and jack pine) timber production where critical shortages occur.

Funding

Approved $118,640.

Description

This Project consists of chemical ground cleaning of 269 ha of spruce and red pine plantations; the fall application of herbicide (Vision®) using a spray unit attached to an all-terrain vehicle and backpack sprayers at rates of 1.7 kg a.i. per ha to control grass and shrub competition on silty clay soils.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $94,938.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 252-1-R7

Applicant

Tolko Industries Inc. and Kenora MNR

Type

Intensive stand management to space pre-commercial jack pine to meet predicted shortfalls in sawlog material.

Funding

Approved  $108,000.

Description

This Project consists of the pre-commercial spacing of 30 ha of red pine and 180 ha of fire origin jack pine and poplar using brush saws.  Project supervisors are to be trained under the native (First Nations) education and training program for Kenora District.  All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 253-1-R7

Applicant

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc., Fort Frances Highrock Forest

Type  

Intensive stand management, specifically juvenile spacing of jack pine to accelerate diameter growth to meet the predicted shortages in sawlog material from the 21-60 year-old age classes.

Funding

Approved $321,342 over three years. ($105,000 for 1998-99; $107,100 for 1999-00 and $109,242 for 2000-01).

Description 

This Project consists of thinning 900 ha of 17 year-old jack pine with brush saws over 3 years.  The thinning occured in the Cold Lake and Manion Road areas.  It will help meet long term wood shortages in the jack pine and poplar forest units in the areas destroyed by fire in 1981.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  255-2-R7

Applicant 

Avenor Inc. Brightsand Forest: Harddog Replant Project

Type   

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur, specifically scarification for natural regeneration.

Funding

Approved $393,590.

Description 

This Project consists of replanting 954 ha of previously treated cutover burnt in the spring of 1996 to jack pine.  All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  258-1-R7

Applicant

Timiskaming Forest Alliance Inc., Timiskaming Forest

Type 

Intensive stand management to space juvenile jack pine to meet a predicted short- and medium-term shortfall in softwood supply.

Funding 

Approved  $183,050 over three years ($52,500 for 1998-99; $60,550 for 1999-00 and $70,000 for 2000-01).

Description 

This Project consists of manually thinning 523 ha of 10 to 16 year-old jack pine plantations down to 1,900 stems/ha.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  260-1-R7

Applicant 

E.B. Eddy Forest Products Ltd. Thessalon; Mississagi M.U.

Type 

Intensive tolerant hardwood management to increase timber production of sawlog and veneer quality wood where critical shortages in quality hardwoods occur.

Funding 

Approved  $125,700.


 

Description 

This Project funds tolerant hardwood stand improvement to remove low quality material and increase the supply of high quality hardwoods on 1,676 ha over two years in stands managed under the shelterwood and selection system to increase the quality (sawlog/veneer) of future harvests.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $79,950.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  261-1-R7

Applicant

Malette Inc., Timmins; Romeo Malette Forest

Type  

Stand improvement to increase the supply of jack pine in the medium and long term.

Funding 

Approved $42,075.

Description

This Project consists of mechanically thinning 99 ha of 10-15 year-old jack pine down to densities of 1,700 to 2,000.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $19,975.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  262-2-R7

Applicant

Superior Forest Management Ltd.; Superior Forest

Type

Remediation to thin plantations re-established following a 1995 burn to meet future conifer wood supply shortages.

Funding

Approved $389,092.

Description 

Aerial spraying of 1,630 ha of young, densely stocked post-burn jack pine and black spruce plantations (aerial seed origin) in 1998 and 1999.  Tree planting on 575 ha of burned plantation to jack pine container stock.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $337,202.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  263-1-R7

Applicant

Superior Forest Management Ltd., Chapleau

Type  

Intensive stand management to meet medium- term shortfalls in supply, specifically by releasing plantation white and red pine.

Funding 

Approved $41,115.

Description 

This Project consists of restoring 50 ha of white and red pine by blading or raking rich sites in 1998 and planting a 75:25 percent mix of white pine red pine, respectively, in the spring of 1999 at densities of 1,300 trees/ha.  Tending will be carried out through SPA funding.   The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $34,789.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  264-1-R7

Applicant

Bancroft District, Minden CMU

Type  

Intensive stand management to meet a shortage of conifer, specifically white pine.

Funding 

Approved $5,250.

Description

Site preparation will be carried out using a root rake on 58 ha (15 ha net) in Galway Township, Peterborough county to prepare it for planting white pine. This St. Croix Creek plant will contribute to re-establishing white pine in this area.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $2,792.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 266-2-R7

Applicant

Parry Sound District/Westwind Forest Stewardship Inc.

Type  

Intensive stand management to meet future timber supply shortages, specifically quality hardwoods.

Funding 

Approved $312,000 divided equally over three years (1998-01).

Description

This Project consists of the pre-commercial stand improvement in tolerant hardwoods managed under the selection silvicultural system on the Bracebridge and Georgian Bay CMU to increase the quality and quantity of volume for future harvests.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 267-1-R7

Applicant

Parry Sound District/Westwind Forest Stewardship Inc.

Type  

Intensive stand management to meet future timber supply shortages, specifically quality conifer sawlogs and poles.

Funding 

Approved $18,000, divided equally over three years (1998-01).

Description

This Project consists of providing financial incentives to commercial operators harvesting economically marginal first and second thinnings of red, white and white spruce plantations on the Bracebridge and Georgian Bay CMU. This will accelerate the supply of quality sawlog and pole materials to the local mills.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  268-1-R7

Applicant 

Parry Sound District/Westwind Forest Stewardship Inc.

Type  

Intensive stand management to meet future timber supply shortages, specifically quality hardwoods.

Funding

Approved $45,000 divided equally over three years (1998-01).


 

Description

To carry out pre-commercial stand improvement in tolerant hardwood stands that are not commercially viable due to the age of the stand, size of stems, and location of the stand to reasonable access. Bracebridge and Georgian Bay.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  269-1-R7

Applicant 

Bancroft District/Mazinaw CMU.

Type  

Intensive stand management to meet future timber supplies shortages, specifically white and red pine.

Funding

Approved $896,760 divided equally over three years (1998-01).

Description

To mechanically site prepare with Young’s teeth, a root rake or a straight blade on a dozer 846 ha in the Mazinaw  CMU over three years to re-establish white and red pine in mixed-wood stands.  Plant pine container and/or bare root stock at 500 stems/ha.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  270-1-R7

Applicant 

Bancroft District/Mazinaw CMU

Type  

Intensive stand management to meet future timber supply shortages, specifically tolerant hardwoods.

Funding

Approved  $395,550 divided equally over three years (1998-2001).

Description

This Project consists of thinning mid-rotation tolerant hardwood stands by felling or girdling 1,438 ha of young pole wood stands to assist in the continuous supply of quality  forest products from Mazinaw  CMU over a three year period.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  271-1-R7

Applicant 

Parry Sound District, Georgian Bay CMU

Type  

Intensive stand management to meet future conifer timber supply shortages.

Funding

Approved $399,400 over two years ($200,000 for 1999-99; $199,400 for 1999-00).

Description

This Project involves the release of desirable coniferous regeneration (white pine, red pine, white spruce, hemlock) from tree, shrub and herbaceous competition in white/red pine uniform shelterwood seeding cut stands on 1,997 ha.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  272-1-R7

Applicant 

 Bancroft District/Bancroft CMU

Type  

Intensive stand management to meet future timber supply shortages, specifically white pine.

Funding

Approved $738,556 divided equally over three years (1998-01).

Description

This Project consists of establishing red and white pine through site preparation (Young=s teeth), planting, tending and assessment on selected intolerant and mixedwood cutovers with 267 ha/year.

 

PROJECT NUMBER  273-1-R7

Applicant 

Bancroft District/Minden CMU

Type  

Intensive stand management to meet future timber supply shortages, specifically quality softwoods.

Funding

Approved $16,710.

Description

To hand plant 40,000 white pine and 4,000 white spruce on 21.7 ha by a local contractor.  The proposed Project is for stand conversion from low-grade poplar mixedwoods to white pine.  All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  274-1-R7

Applicant 

MNR Kemptville Lanark CMU

Type  

Intensive stand management to meet future timber supply shortages, specifically white pine.

Funding

Approved $4,550.

Description

This Project consists of the manual tending of white pine plantations to enhance the survival and growth of white pine crop trees.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $4,225.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  275-1-R7

Applicant 

Kemptville District, Lanark CMU

Type  

Intensive stand management to meet future timber supply shortages, specifically high value quality red oak.

Funding

Approved $8,525 over three years  ($2,000 for 1998-99; $6,525 for 1999-00, carried over to 2000-01).

Description

This Project consists of carrying out a prescribed burn to promote red oak regeneration in Lavant Township. This will release red oak from other hardwood competition, promote red oak resprouting, and enhance white-tailed deer habitat. This Project provides training and local employment to forest industry partners.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  276-1-R7

Applicant 

Kemptville District, Lanark CMU.

Type  

Intensive stand management to meet future timber supply shortages, specifically white pine.

Funding

Approved $43,644 over two years ($17,700 for 1988-99 and $25,944 for 2000-01)

Description

This Project consists of mechanically scarifying (Bracke, Leno or Young’s Teeth) 12 ha in Perch Lake, 12 ha in Raycroft Lake, 15 ha along the California Road and 20 ha in the Darling Long Lake areas to promote the natural regeneration of white pine.  This will be followed by herbicide application (ground application of glyphosate (Vision®) at a rate of 1.5 and 2.0 kg a.i. /ha on 47 ha to control competing hardwood prior to planting. These sites will be planted with white pine container and/or bare root planting stock in Year Two to supplement the natural regeneration.  This Project will provide training and local employment.  It will also contribute to the knowledge transfer from MNR to the private sector which will be managing the area under an SFL

 

PROJECT NUMBER 277-2-R7

Applicant

Donohue Quno Inc.,  Nagagami Forest

Type

To satisfactorily regenerate depleted area to acceptable standards.

Funding

Approved $272,000.

Description

Area was site prepared with D8 tractors with Angle Blades to remove 80 percent of heavy slash and 30 to 50 percent of duff layer from the site.  Total of 270 ha was treated.  Work was carried out in the winter on frozen ground in order to reduce potential site damage.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $85,793.

 

 

ROUND EIGHT PROJECTS

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  282-2-R8

Applicant

Avenor Inc.

Type 

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion in this case wildfire.

Funding

Approved $100,726.

Description 

This Project consists of aerially seeding 3,794 ha of area burned in the Caribou Forest and the English River Forest in 1996. The fire burned many young jack pine plantations established following an earlier harvest. Regeneration will be primarily to jack pine with 118 ha seeded to black spruce.  The estimated direct impact of this investment would be an increase of 393,000 cu m compared to not treating these areas.  Benefits included direct employment for cone collection and seed extraction, aerial seeding, and planning.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $92,026.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  283-1-R8

Applicant

McChesney Lumber of E.B. Eddy Forest Products Inc.

Type  

Intensive stand management through the ground application of herbicide to release black and white spruce from severe understory competition to meet a future critical conifer wood shortage.

Funding

Approved  $296,125 divided equally over two years (1999-00 and 2000-01).

Description

This Project consists of the ground application of herbicide at rates of 1.1 kg of active ingredient per ha, to release of 1,584 ha of 3 to 7 year-old white and black spruce on the Pineland Forest. This Project will provide a 10 percent increase in the short term sustainable wood supply, create 10 to 20 local jobs in an economically depressed region, and provide employment for the citizens of Foleyet, Gogama and local First Nations communities.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  284-1-R8

Applicant

J.E. Martel Lumber Corp.

Type

Intensive stand management to meet a future critical wood shortage, specifically the pre-commercial thinning.

Funding

Approved $200,000 over two years  ($40,000 for 1999-00; $160,000 for 2000-01).

Description

This Project consists of digitizing historical regeneration information to select over-stocked conifer stands and subsequent thinning of these stands to accelerate crop tree growth.  Over 500 ha of over-stocked 10 to 30 year-old jack pine stands will be manually thinned to densities of 1,200 to 1,500 trees per ha over a two-year period.  This will reduce the age to harvest to address the predicted future conifer wood supply shortage. This Project will also provide employment for a forestry co-op student, local First Nations citizens and other local forestry workers.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 285-2-R8

Applicant

Donohue Quno Inc.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion, in this case wildfire.

Funding

Approved $1,768,685 over three years  ($559,699 for 1999-00; $692,297 for 2000-01; $516,689 for 2001-02).


 

Description

This project consists of replanting portions of the forest south-east of Timmins burned by the Timmins Fire  #12 in 1997.  A salvage operation in the fall of 1997 and 1998 created sties ready for treatment.  Approximately 1,357 ha of the 3,760 ha burned are predicted to regenerate without treatment.  This project will treat the remaining area.  At least 1,733 ha will be mechanically site prepared, 2,002 ha planted to jack pine at a density of 1,624 trees per ha, and 2,184 ha aerial tended to re-establish a productive jack pine forest.  This treatment is predicted to increase the conifer supply by 2.8 percent and provide local employment for the forestry sector.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  287-1-R8

Applicant

Domtar Inc.

Type 

Intensive stand management to pre-commercially thin jack pine to meet the predicted shortage in conifer sawlog supply.

Funding

Approved $66,185.

Description

This Project consists of manually thinning 217 ha of 15 to 20 year-old jack pine stands in Memaskwash and Charbonneau townships in the southeast corner of the White River Forest. This will accelerate crop tree growth and reduce the time to harvest sawlog material.  This treatment is predicted to increase merchantable volume by 13,454 cu m over 60 years.  All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 288-2-R8

Applicant

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion, in this case wildfire.

Funding

Approved $1,094,966 over three years ($190,275 in 1998-99; $821,039 in 1999-00 and $83,652 in 2000-01).

Description

This Project consists of the renewal of productive forest area in the Iroquois Falls Forest destroyed by the Cochrane Fire #19 in June 1997.  The renewal treatment consist of winter shear blade site preparation, planting black spruce and white spruce seedlings, aerial seeding and aerial chemical tending where required.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  289-2-R8

Applicant

Superior Forest Management Ltd.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion in this case wildfire.

Funding

Approved $189,661 with $169,956 in 1998-99 and $20,705 in 2000-01.

Description

This Project consists of regenerating young free-to-grow plantations, young naturally regenerating spruce forests, and mature mixedwood forests burned by the Chapleau Fire #13 in May, 1998.  A 320 ha area with inadequate conifer seed supplies on-site will be planted to jack pine and spruce.  Aerial tending with Vision® (glyphosate) at rates of 1.8 kg. a.i. per ha in 2001 will control competing species and release crop trees. Volume gains on treated areas are estimated at 13,924 and 32,074 cu m per ha.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  290-1-R8

Applicant

Mazinaw-Lanark Forest Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management, specifically releasing white pine.

Funding

Approved $77,400 over three years  ($18,600 for 1999-00; $24,950 for 2000-01; $33,850 for 2001-02).

Description

This Project consists of stand improvement through the release and protection of existing advanced white pine and red oak regeneration with infill planting where needed.  Careful logging while removing poor quality hardwoods will protect advanced regeneration and improve crop trees quality.   A small 43 ha pine plantation will be pruned to promote the growth of material suitable for poles.  This Project will provide local employment for the smaller local forestry businesses.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  291-1-R8

Applicant

Mazinaw-Lanark Forest Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management, specifically establishing red oak.

Funding

Approved $42,904 over three years ($10,201 for 1999-00; $22,502 for 2000-01; $10,201 for 2001-02).

Description

This Project consists of promoting red oak regeneration and growth through the use of prescribed fire.  Fire will reduce the growth of many competing species while stimulating red oak growth.  The area treated, if successfully regenerated to red oak, represents 9.4 percent of the current oak forest in Lanark producing a predicted volume of 24,000 cu m of high value red oak timber for the forest industry over one rotation.  This Project will also provide experience for local forestry staff.

 

 


 

PROJECT NUMBER  292-1-R8

Applicant

Bancroft-Minden Forest Co. Inc.

Type

Union Lake Pine conversion.

Funding

Approved $80,730 over three years ($7,250 for 1998-99; $32,100 for 1999-00; $41,380 for 2000-01).

Description

The Union Lake Pine Conversion Project consists of intensively treating 142 ha of productive mixedwood sites.  The intensive stand management package includes cutting, tramping, mechanical site preparation using blading or rakes, and planting white pine nursery stock.  Future tending of the white pine plantations will be carried out to control competition as needed.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  293-1-R8

Applicant

Bancroft-Minden Forest Co. Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management, specifically tolerant hardwood stand improvement to meet the demand for quality hardwood sawlog material.

Funding

Approved $519,090 divided equally over three years (1999-02).

Description

This Project consists of the removal of poor quality hardwoods on 4,719 ha over three years to release and space good quality trees on productive hardwood sites.  This will help develop a forest where 43 percent of the volume is in high quality sawlog and veneer trees. This Project provides both short-term and future local employment to forestry crews and local sawlog operators.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  294-1-R8

Applicant

Ottawa Valley Forest Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management, specifically the aerial application of herbicides for stand tending.

Funding

Approved $240,454 for 1999-00.

Description

This Project consists of the release of planted red pine, white pine, and spruce from hardwood competition on 1271 ha.  The aerial application of Vision ®(Glyphosate) and/or Release (triclopyr) herbicide at rates of 3.0 to 5.0 L per ha (1.1  and 1.8 kg a.i per ha) will effectively reduce the growth of competing beaked hazel, soft maple, willow, alder and pin cherry.  This will provide local employment for on-the ground support.

 

PROJECT NUMBER  295-1-R8

Applicant

Ottawa Valley Forest Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management, specifically the release of planted white pine from hardwood competition.

Funding

Approved $163,500 for 1999-00.

Description

This Project consists of chemically tending 600 ha of established white pine regeneration suppressed by hardwood competition.  Tending will be carried out with the ground application of herbicide (Vision®), applied at a rate between 1.1. and 1.4 kg a.i. per ha.  This will reduce the growth of competing hardwoods in white pine forests managed under the uniform shelterwood harvest system.  This provides local employment for forestry workers and will contribute to increasing the supply of white pine in the future.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  296-1-R8

Applicant

Ottawa Valley Forest Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management, specifically pre-commercial thinning and spacing pole-sized white pine, tolerant hardwood and red pine plantations to increase the supply of sawlog material.

Funding

Approved $107,900.

Description

This Project consists of the manual spacing of three red pine and white pine plantations and one tolerant hardwood forest of fire origin on 332 ha in four areas: White Lake, Little Bark Bay, Forest Lea Ski Trail and Quadeville/Eneas Creek. This will reduce the time to rotation for crop trees and increase the percentage of sawlog material in the stands providing products for the local mills.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $71,210.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  297-1-R8

Applicant

Ottawa Valley Forest Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management, specifically manually cleaning pine plantations and natural pine regeneration from competition using brushsaws. 

Funding

Approved $177,900.


 

Description

This Project consists of manually cleaning 402 ha of pine plantations and natural pine regeneration from competition using brushsaws within part of a deer yard, stream buffers and adjacent to a cottage subdivision. This will release white pine crop trees, increasing their chance of survival and growth, and contribute to the future supply of pine sawlog material. This Project provides local employment to the forestry sector, stimulates the growth of browse in the deer yard, and provides a demonstration area for public education.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $123,716.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 298-1-R8

Applicant

Ottawa Valley Forest Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management to meet shortfalls in wood supply.

Funding

Approved $440,730 over three years ($92,710 for 1999-00; $219,215 for 2000-01 and $128,805 for 2001-02).

Description

This three year Project consists of mechanical site preparation and tree planting in the understory of white pine forests managed under the Uniform Shelterwood System.  Planting will be carried out at densities of 1,500 trees per ha.  This activity will provide planted seedlings with several years of favourable growing conditions.  The overall objective is to restore white pine ecosystems in the Ottawa Valley to provide a sustainable flow of white pine sawlog material.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  299-1-R8

Applicant

Westwind Forest Stewardship Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management, specifically the conversion of off-site hardwoods to white pine and spruce.

Funding

Approved $112,800 over three years ($18,000 for 1999-00;  $56,400 for 2000-01; $38,400 for 2001-02).

Description

This Project consists of the conversion of poor quality hardwood forests to white pine and spruce by harvesting, mechanical site preparation, and planting white spruce and white pine on 60 ha. This will help meet the projected shortage of white pine and white spruce supply in the future, while providing short-term local employment.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  300-2-R8

Applicant

Ottawa Valley Forest Inc.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion in this case wildfire.

Funding

Approved $4,950.

Description

This Project consists of planting red and white pine in 1999 at densities of 1,500 to 1,900 trees per ha on dry sites burned by the McKay Creek Wildfire. This will contribute to future sawlog pine supply to local mills and provide local employment.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $3,474.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  301-1-R8

Applicant

North Bay District and Temagami First Nation.

Type  

Intensive stand management to increase sawlog supply by pre-commercially thinning red, white, and jack pine plantations.

Funding

Approved $720,000 divided equally over three years (1999-02).

Description

This Project consists of manually thinning 462 ha of jack pine, red pine, and white pine in the Temagami area and tending 362 ha of pine plantations.  This will provide employment for the local First Nation community for an 8 to 9 month period over three years.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  302-2-R8

Applicant

Domtar Inc.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion in this case wildfire.

Funding

Approved $161,196.

Description

This Project planted 362.9 ha of burned forest to jack pine and black spruce.  A total of 618,274 trees were planted to increase future conifer wood supply to the local mill in White River.   Future plantation tending will be carried out by the company.  All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  304-2-R8 

Applicant

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. Fort William Division

Type 

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion in this case wildfire.

Funding

Approved $260,120.

Description 

This Project involves replanting 2 to 3 year-old plantations consumed by the May 1998 Thunder Bay Fire 21.  These young plantations in the McConnel Creek area were planted following a salvage harvest of balsam fir/spruce forests depleted in the spruce budworm epidemic between 1985 and 1994.   A total of 456,069 black spruce and 14,100 white pine were planted on 270 ha at a density of 1,739 trees per ha.  This Project contributed to the future conifer wood supply and provided short-term local employment to tree planters and the associated tree production industry.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $204,611.

 

 

ROUND NINE PROJECTS

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  305-1-R9

Applicant

Greenmantle Forest Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management through the aerial and ground application of herbicide to release black and white spruce from severe understory competition to meet a future critical conifer wood shortage.

Funding 

Approved $170,955.

Description

This Project consisted of aerial and ground application of herbicide on 1,647.5 ha and 270 ha, respectively, to release suppressed black spruce, white spruce, jack pine and red pine plantations from competitive hardwood competition.  This is part of an overall program to reestablish productive commercial conifer forests close to Thunder Bay to assist in alleviating future conifer wood volume shortfalls.   This Project created approximately 135 person-days of local employment.  The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $161,703.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  306-2-R9

Applicant

Bowater Pulp and Paper Canada Inc.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion in this case wildfire.

Funding

Approved $385,025 over two years  ($380,796 for 1999-00 and $4,229 for 2000-01).

Description

This Project involves growing and planting jack pine and black spruce in the Penny Lake and Spruce River Road areas of the Black Sturgeon Forest that were destroyed by forest fire during the summer of 1998. Planting at densities of 1,800 trees per ha will create productive plantations that will contribute to future timber supply.  This Project provides employment to local silvicultural workers including residents of the Whitesand First Nation.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  307-1-R9

Applicant 

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur, in particular, manually spacing jack pine.

Funding

Approved $106,671 over three years ($52,500 for 1999-00; $53,550 for 2000-01; $54,621 for 2001-02).

Description

This Project consists of manually spacing juvenile jack pine (age 14 to 16 years of age) in the Turtle River Road area east of Fort Francis to reduce stand densities from 7,000 to 13,000 to 9,700 stems per ha.  This would provide employment over three years and contribute to the critical future wood supply shortages in the Fort Francis Forest (Highrock Forest).

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  308-2-R9

Applicant

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion in this case blowdown.

Funding 

Approved  $5,040.

Description

This Project involves the aerial application of (Vision®) on 58 ha to control hardwood competition in red pine, jack pine, and black spruce plantations.  These plantations were established in 1996 and 1997 in the Korpl Blowdown area of the Highrock Forest.  Tending will accelerate conifer growth and shorten the time to harvest, thereby addressing the predicted future shortage of conifer sawlog material.  All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  310-2-R9

Applicant

Spruce Falls Inc.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion in this case wildfire.

Funding

Approved $80,850 over two years ($48,888 for 1999-00 and $31,962 for 2000-01).

Description

This Project consists of planting 83 ha of burned forests to jack pine and black spruce at a density of 1,800 trees per ha and mechanically site preparing and aerial seeding 239 ha at densities of 50,000 jack pine seeds per ha.  This Project provides local employment for the forestry sector.  It will also contribute to meet the predicted shortage of conifer supply in the Gordon Cosens Forest.

PROJECT NUMBER 311-1-R9

Applicant

E.B. Eddy Forest Products Ltd.

Type

Intensive stand management through pre-commercial thinning of jack pine on the Spanish Forest with Wikwemikong First Nation.

Funding

Approved $129,375 over two years.

Description

This Project consists of spacing over-stocked, high density, aerially seeded, juvenile jack pine plantations to maximum diameter growth over a shortened rotation.   Seven hundred and forty-five hectares of selected plantations will be thinned down to densities between 1,700 and 2,100 stems/hectare.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  312-2-R9

Applicant 

Atikokan Forest Products Ltd.

Type   

Intensive stand management to increase timber production where critical shortages occur.

Funding

Approved $69,550 for 1999-00.

Description

This Project consists of mechanically site preparing (blading) 200 ha of backlog area in the Sapawe Forest, near Fort Francis in 1999.  The company would subsequently plant 200,000 white pine, jack pine, red pine and white spruce seedlings the following spring at their own expense. This will provide local employment for the forestry sector, and establish a plantation that will contribute to the documented future conifer wood supply shortages.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  313-2-R9

Applicant 

Bowater Pulp and Paper Canada Inc.

Type 

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion in this case wildfire.

Funding 

Approved  $70,470.

Description 

This Project consisted of aerial seeding 1,475 ha of young conifer plantations that burned in a 1996 wildlife in the Brightsand Forest. This will contribute to the local conifer wood supply in the future and provided short-term local employment. The total cost to the Forestry Futures Trust was $68,661.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER  314-2-R9

Applicant

Buchanan Forest Products Ltd.

Type  

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion in this case wildfire.

Funding 

Approved $788,377 over two years  ($436,919 for 1999-00 and $351,458 for 2000-01).

Description

This Project consists of re-establishing jack pine and black spruce plantations in the Big Pic Forest, burned in the 1998 Wawa Fire #22 where insufficient conifer seed sources occur. This Project has three components: growing and planting nursery stock on 400 ha, mechanically site preparing and planting stock on 800 ha, and aerial seeding and tending 1,196 ha. This will contribute to future conifer wood supply, while providing local employment.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 315-2-R9 

Applicant

Timiskaming Forest Alliance Inc.

Type   

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion in this case wildfire.

Funding

Approved $2,132,525 over three years ($615,235 for 1999-00;  $774,500 for 2000-01;  $742,790 for 2001-02).

Description

This Project consists of chemically and mechanically site preparing, purchasing and planting 4,536,000 jack pine and 504,000 black spruce on burned plantations and recently salvaged burned forests in the Watabeag Lake area southeast of Timmins in the Timiskaming Forest. The tree-plant will generate 7.4 person-years of employment, 0.5 person-years for site preparation and 0.25 person-years for tending while establishing a future conifer wood supply. 

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 316-2-R9

Applicant

Bowater Pulp and Paper Canada Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management to space juvenile jack pine to meet a predicted short- and medium-term shortfall in softwood supply.

Funding 

Approved  $1,050,000.

Description 

Single-grip harvesters and brush saws were used to space 16 to 35 year-old jack pine stands on 3,229 ha in the  Dog River-Matawin Forest to reduce stand densities to 2,200 trees per ha on productive sites close to the mill. Thirty-two person-years of extra employment will be created.   All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 318-2-R9

Applicant

Spruce Falls Inc.

Type

Silviculture remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion in this spruce budworm.

Funding

Approved $1,016,734 over two years ($700,382 for 1999-00 and $316,352 for 2000-01).

Description

This Project consists of a budworm salvage harvest of mixed forests growing on silty soils, followed by the application of heavy mechanical site preparation (D-8 bulldozer with a straight or shear blade) to create 100 m wide planting strips.  Each of these strips will be planted to black and white spruce at densities of 1,750 trees per ha.  This Project is predicted to contribute an additional 99,000 cu m of conifer to the future wood supply.  This Project will also provide approximately 255 person-days of work for bulldozer operators and supervision, 2,149 person-days for tree planting and multiplier jobs created by supporting activities including the accommodation, fuel and food industries.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 319-2-R9

Applicant

Kimberly-Clark Inc.

Type  

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion in this case wildfire.

Funding 

Approved $24,473.

Description

The Batiste Addition Burn Refill consisted of the stock purchase and planting of 62,911 black spruce and 27,675 white spruce seedlings on 52 ha in the Kenogami Forest near Longlac. This will re-establish a 1996 conifer plantation and a 1992 plantation that burned during the summer of 1998.  This provided employment for youth and local silvicultural workers.   All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 320-2-R9

Applicant 

Bowater Pulp and Paper Canada Inc.

Type  

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion in this case wildfire.

Funding

Approved $923,200.

Description

This Project consisted of regenerating 1,513 ha on the Black Sturgeon Forest that had been destroyed or severely damaged by fire.  Specifically the treatment consists of salvaging any merchantable volume left on the site, site preparing, producing black spruce and jack pine seedling stock and planting 1,998,000 black spruce, 200,000 jack pine and 200,000 red pine.  Tending will be carried out in the future, as needed.  All approved funding was spent.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 321-1-R9

Applicant

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.

Type  

Intensive stand management to manually thin young jack pine stands.

Funding

Approved $540,000 over three years ($120,000 for 1999-00; $180,000 for 2000-01; $240,000 for 2001-02).

Description 

This Project consists of spacing juvenile jack pine in the Whiskey Lake area.  Spacing will accelerate the growth of crop trees by reducing competition and increase the resources available for crop tree growth. This will provide immediate employment for the local First Nations community and meet the future demand for conifer sawlog material.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 322-2-R9

Applicant

Domtar Inc.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas affected by the forces of natural depletion in this case wildfire.

Funding

Approved $858,821.

Description

This Project consists of re-establishing conifer crop trees in cutover areas on the White River that were destroyed by the Crocker Lake fire.  The work consists of site preparation (340 ha), planting (2.3 mill), aerial seeding (350 ha), and aerial tending (1,140 ha).  By intensively managing these areas the Company expects that maximum pine and spruce yields can be realized thereby helping to reduce long-term wood supply shortages on the White River Forest.

 

 

ROUND TEN PROJECTS

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 325-1-R10

Applicant

Red Lake Forest Management Co. Ltd.

Type

Intensive conifer stand management to space suppressed jack pine to meet predicted critical shortfalls in sawlog material.

Funding

Approved $99,000 over two years ($49,500 in 2000-01; $49,500 for 2001-02).

Description

This Project consists of using brushsaws to manually spacing dense 13 year-old post-fire juvenile jack pine from 36,000 stems per ha to approximately 2,400 trees per ha.  This will increase the growth rate of crop.  The Project, located 46 and 75 km north of Red Lake, will provide short-term training and employment for local silvicultural workers.  Red Lake Forest SFL.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 326-1-R10

Applicant

Red Lake Forest Management Co. Ltd.

Type

Intensive forest management to establish plantations on sites prepared through prescribed burning to meet predicted future shortfalls in sawlog material.

Funding

Approved $30,000 for one year (2000-01).

Description

This Project consists of cutting, tramping, and burning a 300 ha peninsula on Little Vermillion Lake.  This site was harvested for mining timbers in the 1930's and 1940's and subsequently subjected to spruce budworm infestations.  This will reduce the local fire hazard and bring this site back into the productive forest.  Red Lake Forest SFL.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 327-1-R10

Applicant

Bowater Pulp and Paper Canada Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management to space suppressed conifer to meet predicted shortfalls in jack pine sawlog material.

Funding

Approved $280,000 over three years ($40,000 for 1999-00; $140,000 for 2000-01; $100,000 for 2001-02).

Description

This Project consists of manually spacing 700 ha of dense 8 to 15 year-old jack pine in the Gull Bay and Current River areas to stand densities of 2,000 to 2,500 trees per ha to increase crop tree growth rates.  This Project will provide training and employment for Gull Bay First Nation and will increase future jack pine sawlog volume from 85 to 234 cu m per ha at rotation.  Black Sturgeon Forest SFL.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 328-1-R10

Applicant

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.

Type

Intensive conifer stand management to space suppressed conifer to meet predicted shortfalls in jack pine wood supply.

Funding

Approved $47,600 for one year (1999-00).

Description

This Project consists of manually spacing 136 ha of dense (9,700 stems/ha) 12 to 13 year-old jack pine down to 2,000 to 2,500 stems per ha in order to increase crop tree growth rates.  This Hutton Road Project, located 50 km southeast of Atikokan, will provide short-term employment for the Seine River First Nations and adjacent communities.  Flanders Forest SFL.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 329-1-R10

Applicant

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.

Type

Intensive conifer stand management to space suppressed conifer to meet predicted shortfalls in sawlog material.

Funding

Approved $114,450 for one year (1999-00).

Description

The Esker/Bullmoose Stand Enhancement Project consists of manually spacing 327 ha of 10 to 11 year-old aerially (or bracke) seeded jack pine plantations on the Manion Road system located 150 km east of Fort Frances.  This will increase crop tree growth rates, thereby reducing the age to rotation.  Brush saws will be used to reduce densities from 7,000 to 18,000 per ha to 1,500 to 1,800 stems per ha.  Highrock Forest SFL.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 330-2-R10

Applicant

Domtar Inc. and Whitesand Forestry

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas depleted by fire.

Funding

Approved $777,918 over two years  ($494,661 for 2000-01; $283,257 for 2001-02).

Description

This Project consists of regenerating two stands adjacent to Holland Lake, northwest of Whitesand Lake and a block north of the Pikitigushi Road west of Rapid Lake, which were burned by 1996 fires (Fire THU #74 - Whitesands Lake Fire).  Specifically, 818 ha will be mechanically site prepared and planted to jack pine and spruce. These plantations will also be manually or aerially tended in the second year.  This Project will provide employment for the Whitesand First Nations residents and will provide work in the local Jellien Nursery in Armstrong. The Project will also help stabilize the conifer wood supplies in this area. Armstrong Forest MU.

 

 


 

PROJECT NUMBER 331-2-R10

Applicant

Bowater Pulp and Paper Canada Inc.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas depleted by fire.

Funding

Approved $193,660 over three years ($83,250 for 1999-00; $89,550 for 2000-01 and $20,860 for 2001-02).

Description

This Krug Lake/Nipigon 10 plantation replant Project is located in the Cameron Falls area.  It consists of replanting plantations established in 1989 that were burned during the 1999 fire season. It includes the production of 425,000 black spruce and 25,000 jack pine seedlings in 1999 and the subsequent planting of seedlings on 227 ha in the spring of 2000.  This Project is a cooperative Project with the Rocky Bay First Nation. It provides immediate training and local employment and contributes to future critical conifer wood supplies. Black Sturgeon Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 332-2-R10

Applicant

Bowater Pulp and Paper Canada Inc.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas depleted by 1999 fires.

Funding

Approved $238,270 over three years ($175,000 for 1999-00; $27,720 for 2000-01; $35,550 for 2001-02).

Description

This Project consists of growing and planting 560,000 black spruce and jack pine on 343 ha with subsequent tending of established plantations in the Church Road area. The objective is to replace advanced regeneration destroyed by fire (Nipigon 10) during May 1999.  This Project provides employment for Dorion residents and contributes to sustaining future critical conifer wood supplies in the area.  Black Sturgeon Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 333-2-R10

Applicant

Bowater Pulp and Paper Canada Inc.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas depleted by fire.

Funding

Approved $305,520  ($263,831 for 1999-00;  $41,689 for 2000-01).

Description

The Paper Eskimo pre-treatment Project consists of re-establishing selected jack pine and black spruce mixed conifer stands in the Brightsand Forest that were burned in June 1998.  Approximately 845 ha will be seeded (by air) and 488 ha planted at densities of 1,200 to 1,700 seedlings per ha. This will provide local employment in the short-term and will contribute to the long-term conifer supply for local mills. Brightsand Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 334-2-R10

Applicant

Abitibi–Consolidated Inc.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas depleted by blowdown.

Funding

Approved $223,286 over two years  ($63,000 for 2000-01, $160,286 for 2001-02).

Description

The regeneration of the Calm Lake-Steep Rock blowdown, located 10 to 20 km northwest of Atikokan near Miranda and Righteye Lakes, consists of re-establishing forests that were blown down in late June 1999.  The Project consists of mechanically site preparing 360 ha with a bracke patch scarifier, planting 227 ha of jack pine and spruce container stock, seeding 126 ha of jack pine and chemically tending 226 ha with Vision® herbicide. This will help meet projected future shortfalls in jack pine and spruce. Highrock Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 339-2-R10

Applicant

Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas depleted by fire.

Funding

Approved $1,579,700 over two years ($78,500 for 1999-00;  $1,501,200 for 2000-01).

Description

This Project consists of re-establishing conifer plantations on 3,000 ha burned in the 1999 Chapleau Fire #01-99. This site is located within 35 km of Chapleau.  Post-fire competition will be controlled through the application of Vision® herbicide (5 L diluted in 15 L of water) followed by planting jack pine seedlings at 1,800 stems per ha. This would provide short-term employment for silvicultural workers and contribute to the long-term conifer wood supply for local mills. Superior Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 340-2-R10

Applicant

Domtar Inc.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas depleted by wind.

Funding

Approved $38,850 over three years ($8,600 for 1999-00;  $27,600 for 2000-01; $2,650 for 2001-02).

Description

This Project consists of regenerating upland conifer stands in Block 751 damaged by a severe November 1997 windstorm.  Following the salvage harvest, 40 ha will be mechanically site prepared and planted with more competitive, fungi-innoculated  black spruce seedlings to accelerate early growth on these nutrient-rich moist sites.  This Project will contribute to the future conifer wood supply to help bridge the wood supply gaps on the Unit. White River Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 341-1-R10

Applicant

Shiningtree Forest Inc.

Type

Intensive conifer stand management to space suppressed conifer to meet predicted shortfalls in sawlog material.

Funding

Approved $550,000 over three years ($192,500 each for 2000-01 and 2001-02; $165,000 for 2002-03).

Description

This Project consists of pre-commercially thinning 1,000 ha of 11-18 year-old aerially seeded jack pine stand in the Shiningtree SFL from 4,500 - 20,000 stems per ha to 1,400 - 1,900 stems per ha to accelerate crop tree growth and to reduce time to rotation.  This will also provide short-term employment for silvicultural workers and increase future wood supplies to the mill.  Shiningtreee Forest SFL.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 342-1-R10

Applicant

Domtar Inc.

Type

Intensive tolerant hardwood stand management to meet a critical future timber supply, specifically for quality hardwood sawlog and veneer quality timber.

Funding

Approved $216,000 divided equally over three years (2000-03).

Description

This Project consists of felling unmerchantable trees (undersize or cull) and thinning crop trees in even-aged hardwood stands in forests managed under the selection and shelterwood systems.  This will space and improve the quality of tolerant hardwood stands, thereby increasing the percentage of quality hardwood sawlog and veneer material to meet a critical wood supply shortage.  Northshore Forest SFL.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 343-1-R10

Applicant

Westwind Forest Stewardship Inc.

Type

Intensive tolerant hardwood/white pine/red pine stand management to meet a critical future timber supply, specifically for hardwood sawlog and veneer quality timber.

Funding

Approved $133,839 divided equally over 3 years (1999-02).

Description

This Project consists of felling unmerchantable material in white pine - tolerant hardwood forests in the seeding-stage cut of stands managed under uniform shelterwood systems.  This activity provides the necessary light and seedbed conditions needed for the successful renewal of valuable hardwood species, specifically yellow birch, red oak, and white pine.  French Severn Forest SFL.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 344-1-R10

Applicant

Ottawa Valley Forest Inc.

Type

Intensive conifer stand management to establish red and white pine forests to meet critical wood supply shortfalls.

Funding

Approved $207,500  ($70,000 for 2000-01 and $137,500 for 2001-02).

Description

This Project consists of establishing red and white pine plantations of 250 ha of ‘not-satisfactorily regenerated’ areas in Renfrew County.  Mechanical site preparation will be carried out in the understory of pine stands harvested as seeding cuts under the uniform shelterwood  and clear-cut with seed tree systems.  Red and white pine seedlings will be planted at densities of 1,500 trees per ha the following year.  This work will provide short-term employment and contribute to pine sawlog shortages.  Ottawa Valley Forest SFL.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 345-1-R10

Applicant

Ottawa Valley Forest Inc.

Type

Intensive conifer stand management to space suppressed pine, oak, and hemlock to meet predicted shortfalls in sawlog material.

Funding

Approved $106,250 for one year (2000-01).

Description

This Project consists of manually cleaning (using brush saws and chain saws) young plantation and naturally regenerating red and white pine, red oak and hemlock stands in Pembroke District.  These stands were harvested between 1985 and 1993 under the clear-cut and uniform shelterwood silvicultural systems.  They include sites left as spray buffers during previous aerial spray and ground spray programs.  This Project will release crop trees and contribute to the future critical supplies of pine and red oak.  In the short term it will provide silvicultural training and employment for the local work force including opportunities for two local First Nations communities.  Ottawa Valley Forest SFL.

PROJECT NUMBER 346-1-R10

Applicant

Bancroft-Minden Forest Co. Inc.

Type

Intensive tolerant hardwood stand management to meet a critical future timber supply, specifically for quality hardwood sawlog and veneer quality timber.

Funding

Approved $63,000 divided equally over three years (1999-02).

Description

This Project consists of felling unmerchantable trees (undersize or cull) and thinning crop trees in even-aged hardwood stands on 1,050 ha (350 ha per year) in forests managed under the selection system.  This will space and improve the quality of tolerant hardwood stands, increasing the percentage of quality sawlog material to meet a short-term critical wood supply shortage.  Minden MU.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 347-2-R10

Applicant

Algonquin Forest Authority

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas depleted by wind.

Funding

Approved  $149,758 over two years ($145,407 for 1999-00; $4,351 for 2000-01).

Description

Downbursts in July 1999 damaged over 1,000 ha of timber on the east side of Algonquin Park. This Project consists of mechanically site preparing (straight blade) 630 ha of the wind-damaged sites and subsequent planting of red, white and jack pine on these prime sites.  This will provide local employment for silvicultural workers, a market for seedlings produced by the Makwa Community Development Corporation of the Algonquins of Golden Lake First Nation, and contribute to future conifer wood supplies. Algonquin Park.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 348-1-R10

Applicant

MNR North Bay/Grant Forest Products Inc.

Type

Intensive conifer stand management to space suppressed conifer to meet predicted shortfalls in sawlog material.

Funding

Approved $372,600 divided equally over three years (2000-03).

Description

This Project consists of tending white pine, red pine, jack pine and white spruce plantations to increase crop tree growth through spacing.  In the short-term this will provide local training and employment in silvicultural work.  The faster growth will contribute to meeting predicted pine wood supply shortages.  Temagami CMU.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 349-2-R10

Applicant

Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas depleted by spruce budworm.

Funding

Approved  $426,460 over two years ($100,358 for 2000-01; $326,102 for 2001-02).

Description

This Project consists of the conversion of 597 ha of budworm depleted stands in the Wabigoon Forest south of Dryden through a salvage harvest, mechanical scarification with power disc trencher, planting jack pine, red pine and black spruce followed by chemical and manual cleaning. This will bring this forest back into production to meet critical shortfalls in conifer wood supplies. Wabigoon Forest.

 

 

ROUND ELEVEN PROJECTS

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 350-1-R11

Applicant

Greenmantle Forest Inc.

Type  

Intensive stand management, specifically to establish plantations to increase timber production where critical shortages occur, in particular shortages of red and white pine.

Funding

Approved  $125,318 for one year (2000-01).

Description

This Project consists of two components: 1) To mechanically scarify  (TTS disc trencher or bracke) 800 ha of cutover in preparation for planting red pine, jack pine and spruce seedlings in the spring of 2001, and 2) The early fall ground application of herbicide (Vision®) at concentrations of  2 to 3 percent herbicide solution per ha to release 111 ha of suppressed spruce, jack pine and red pine plantations, including buffer areas excluded from an aerial spray program (Project #305-1-R9). This work, adjacent to Thunder Bay and Nipigon will increase conifer yields by 134,838 cu m plus additional wood from future commercial thinnings over the next 20 to 40 years. It will also provide 130 work-days for local contractors. Planting will by done by the company. Lakehead Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 351-1-R11

Applicant

Atikokan Forest Products Ltd.

Type

Intensive stand management to meet a future critical wood shortage, specifically the pre-commercial thinning of jack pine plantations.

Funding

Approved  $84,744 for one year (2000-01).

Description

This Project consists of moto-manually tending 132 ha of spruce, red pine and jack pine plantations established in the early- to mid-1980's and spacing 132 ha of dense jack pine (6,000 stems per ha) plantations that were damaged during a November 1998 ice storm down to an average spacing of 2,500 stems per ha. This Project will provide local employment and contribute to Projected shortfall for conifer to mills in Atikokan and Fort Frances.  Sapawe Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 352-1-R11

Applicant

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management to meet a future critical wood shortage, specifically the pre-commercial thinning of jack pine plantations.

Funding

Approved $200,880 for one year (2000-01).

Description

This Project consists of  manually spacing 600 ha of dense (6,000 to 15,000 stems per ha)  9 to 15 year-old jack pine mixedwood plantations to densities of 1,500 to 1,800 stems per ha in order to increase the rate of growth of crop trees. This will help meet projected critical shortfalls in jack pine, red pine, and spruce sawlog supply and will provide local employment to both Aboriginal, Metis, and other local contractors. Highrock Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 353-1-R11

Applicant

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management to meet a future critical wood shortage, specifically the pre-commercial thinning of young jack pine plantations.

Funding

Approved  $30,780 for one year (2000-01).

Description

This Project consists of  manually spacing 90 ha of dense (6,000 to 12,000 stems per ha) of 14 to 16 year-old Site Class 2 jack pine plantations to 1,400 to 1,800 stems per ha in order to increase the rate of growth of crop trees. The Project, located 20 km south-east of Atikokan, will provide local employment for silvicultural workers and will contribute to future critical pine wood supply for the local mills. Fort Frances/Flanders Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 354-1-R11

Applicant

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management to meet a future critical wood shortage, specifically the pre-commercial thinning of young jack pine plantations.

Funding

Approved $59,580 over two years ($35,640 for 2000-01;  $23,940 for 2001-02).

Description

This Project consists of  manually spacing 170 ha of dense (7,000 to 13,000 stems per ha) 14 year-old Site Class 2 jack pine over two years to increase the rate of growth of crop trees to meet projected critical shortfalls in conifer supply. The Project, located 50 km southwest of Atikokan, will provide local employment for silvicultural workers, including First Nation communities from the Lac La Croix and Seine River areas, and will contribute to future critical wood supplies for the local mills in Fort Frances, Barwick and Sapawe. Fort Frances/Flanders Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 355-2-R11

Applicant

Red Lake Forest Management Co. Ltd.

Type

Silvicultural remediation of areas depleted by spruce budworm.

Funding

Approved $126,000 for three years ($15,000 for 2000-01; $61,500 for 2001-02; $49,500 for 2002-03).

Description

This Project consists of harvesting, windrowing, mechanically scarifying and planting black and white spruce on budworm depleted mixedwood forests growing on nutrient-rich soils in the Tomato Lake area, 30 km from Red Lake.  This stand reclamation Project will reduce the local fire hazard, provide local employment to silvicultural contractors, and contribute to local conifer shortfalls.  Red Lake Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 356-1-R11

Applicant

Domtar  Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management to meet a future critical wood shortage, specifically the pre-commercial thinning of young jack pine plantations.

Funding

Approved  $651,700 over three years ($170,000 for 2000-01; $216,500 for 2001-02; $265,200 for 2002-03).

Description

This Project consists of manually spacing 1,500 ha of dense (5,000 to 10,000 stems per ha)  aerially seeded 10 to 20 year-old Site Class 1 and 2 jack pine stands, growing on deep, well-drained sands, over three years. This will increase the rate of growth of crop trees to meet projected critical shortfalls in conifer supply on the unit. The Project will provide training and employment for the local Pic Mobert First Nation residents and contribute to the future wood supply for the White River sawmill. Projected increases in sawlog volume are 93,000 cu m. White River Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 357-1-R11

Applicant

Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd.

Type

Intensive stand management to meet a future critical wood shortage, specifically to establish red and white pine plantations in mixedwood forests.

Funding

Approved  $113,700 over three years ($27,675 for 2000-01; $58,995 for 2001-02; $27,030 for 2002-03).

Description

This Project consists of mechanical site preparation (straight blade) of 100 ha to establish planting corridors in mixedwood stands to establish red and white pine at a density of 1,500 stems per ha. Subsequent planting and follow-up tending will help keep these seedlings free from competition in the early years. This Project will provide local silvicultural employment and will contribute to the critical shortage of white and red pine on the unit.  Superior Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 358-1-R11

Applicant

Dubreuil Forest Products Ltd.

Type

Intensive stand management to meet a future critical wood shortage, specifically the aerial tending of post-fire re-established conifer plantations.

Funding

Approved $29,825 for one year (2000-01).

Description

This Project consists of the aerial application of Vision® herbicide at a rate of 5 L of product per ha to release of 546 ha of jack pine regeneration from competing vegetation.  These plantations were established following a 1995 wildfire (Project #117-2-R2). This Project will provide a projected 140 cu m per ha of pine sawlogs within 60 years, contributing to the softwood supply to the Dubreuilville sawmill. Magpie Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 359-1-R11

Applicant

Clergue Forest Management Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management to meet a future critical wood shortage, specifically the stand improvement in tolerant hardwood stands.

Funding

Approved $660,150 divided equally over three years (2000-03).

Description

This Project supplements logging costs in low quality, diseased, and declining hardwood stands in the Algoma Forest to pay for the removal of unmerchantable stems in stands managed under the selection and shelterwood systems.  This culling and spacing program will increase the growth rate of crop trees and improve the overall quality of the stands, thereby increasing the percentage of sawlog and veneer quality hardwood supply to local mills in Sault Ste. Marie and Thessalon. Algoma Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 361-1-R11

Applicant

The Vermillion Forest Management Co. Ltd.

Type

Intensive management of red and white pine forests, specifically the establishing of red pine plantations and the release of established white pine-red pine-white pine plantations to meet conifer wood supply shortages.

Funding

Approved $240,160 over three years ($128,160 for 2000-01; $40,000 for 2001-02; $72,000 for 2002-03).

Description

This Project consists of two components: 1) Mechanical and chemical site preparation followed by planting 360,000 red pine seedlings (at 1,800 trees per ha) on 200 ha of intolerant hardwood sites in Drury and Trill Townships near the western  boundary of the Sudbury Forest, and  2) The release of established white pine-red pine-white spruce plantations in Waldie Township by girdling non-crop trees on 182 ha with EXJECT capsules (Release® herbicide) and ground spraying 108 ha with herbicide. This Project will provide silvicultural employment for local First Nations. Sudbury Forest.

 

 

PROJECT NUMBER 362-1-R11

Applicant

Nipissing Forest Resource Management Inc.

Type

Intensive stand management to meet a future critical wood shortage, specifically spacing 15 to 30 year-old red pine plantations.

Funding

Approved  $183,150 for one year (2000-01).

Description

This one year Project supports manually thinning (with brush saws) 407 ha of red pine plantations in the Nipissing Forest to increase the rate of growth of crop trees. This Project provides an estimated 5,073 person-days of employment for the local First Nations Communities in the North Bay and Temagami areas.  It also contributes to the projected wood supply gap for red pine sawlogs which feed mills in Mattawa, Sturgeon Falls and Monetville. Nipissing Forest SFL.