Forest Management

EACOM is a responsible forest manager adhering to the best sustainable forest management practices, respecting federal and provincial laws, and ensuring third-party certification of the forests it manages. EACOM holds several certifications that confirm responsible forest management through international certification and labelling systems, specifically the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®).

As a lumber manufacturer, access to abundant, affordable and secure sources of fibre is of critical importance. We share our forest resources with many other forest users, and we strive to work cooperatively with those who have a stake in the forest and to conserve forest resources for future generations. For example, EACOM is an active participant in planning groups & round tables with trappers, outfitters, environmental groups and government representatives for the purpose of constructively working toward upholding the best forest management practices.

Our dedicated team of foresters and certification professionals ensure that forest resources are managed responsibly and that our forest practices maintain a balance of forest values, including water and soil quality, fish and wildlife habitat and biodiversity, as well as traditional and recreational use of forest territory. For example, species at risk are taken into consideration in our planning activities

See EACOM’s Forest Policy (PDF).

Responsible Fibre Procurement

The fibre we consume originates from a variety of public and private forest territories. We strive to only acquire fibre from sustainably managed forests, and we take great care to consider the needs of other forest users.

See EACOM’s Fibre Use and Sourcing Policy (PDF).

Our forests

 

Ontario

FOREST NAME TOTAL AREA (in hectares) TYPE
Northshore 1,132,900 SFL 542521 (Cooperative)
Pineland 374,930 SFL 550816 (EACOM)
Sudbury 640,880 SFL 542442 (Cooperative)
Spanish 1,094,530 SFL 542391 (EACOM)
Timiskaming 1,184,200 SFL 542247 (Cooperative)
Abitibi River 3,285,435 SFL 551832 (Cooperative)

Quebec

FOREST NAME TOTAL AREA (in hectares) TYPE
Matagami 1,847,300 FMU: 086-63-64-66, 087-51-63
Val-d’Or 2,684,300 FMU: 074-51, 083-51, 084-51

1 hectare = 2.47 acres

FORESTRY MAP

Click here to view EACOM’s interactive forestry map.

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