Ontario Government Accepting Proposals For One-Third Of Province’s Wood Supply
December 1, 2009 By Pulp & Paper Canada
The Ontario government is seeking innovative ways to use logs, branches, and other wood in Crown forests for manufacturing or other commercial purposes. The aim is to help create green jobs and new in…
The Ontario government is seeking innovative ways to use logs, branches, and other wood in Crown forests for manufacturing or other commercial purposes. The aim is to help create green jobs and new investment in the forest industry. Proposals are currently being accepted for the use of about 11 million cubic metres of wood. This competitive process is open to anyone interested in using Crown wood supply and investing in Ontario -including existing and new forest companies.
Proposals will be evaluated on a number of criteria, including fostering effective, cooperative relationships between industry and Aboriginal communities. Proposals must be submitted by March 4, 2010. This wood supply competitive process is the second stage of the ministry’s Staged Competition for Crown Wood Supply in Ontario. It includes about one third of the existing wood supply identified in Forest Management Plans.
The wood will come from 41 forest management units in Ontario, the majority of which are in Northern Ontario. Part of the wood supply in this competitive process will come from harvest residues — tree tops and irregular limbs -that can be used to support Ontario’s emerging bioeconomy sector, such as the production of wood pellets for energy. For more information on the Provincial Wood Supply Competitive Process and how to submit a proposal, visit ontario.ca/crownwood.
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