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					Norampac Inc. - Lake Nipigon Forest 2006-2026 Forest Management Plan
Strategic Direction and Determination of Sustainability

MANAGEMENT UNIT: Lake Nipigon Forest                                TERM: April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2011


FMP-12 PROJECTED TARGET ACHIEVEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVE B
                                                                                                                                Level of Achievement

                                                                      Unit of
                         Objectives                                  Measure     Year 2006           Year 2026              Year 2046              Year 2066              Year 2086        Year 2106
                  1.0 Diversity Objectives
1.1 Landscape Pattern - To continue to pattern the harvest
activities by planning for a natural distribution and arrangement
of disturbances perimeters.                                                                  This objective was assessed as an indicator of sustainability - see Section 2.3.9.2.1.2.1
1.2 Landscape Composition
1.2.1 To maintain a “natural” distribution of forest unit groups
by 2106 (forest unit groups will be defined as lowland,
hardwood, spruce, pine)                                                                            This objective was assessed as an indicator of sustainability - see Section 2.3.8.2.2

          Hardwood (PoM, PoHR, PoHP, BwM, BwH)                        65303        176956              176098                 171191                 165100                 164068          160245
                      Pine (PjM, PjC)                                 62961         78702               89463                  97556                 103147                 108218          119521
                    Spruce (SpM, SpC)                                 293826       391959              370425                 357801                 350829                 339236          328099
                    Lowland (SpL, OcL)                                147712       184641              183107                 182327                 181940                 181483          181401
Norampac Inc. - Lake Nipigon Forest 2006-2026 Forest Management Plan
Strategic Direction and Determination of Sustainability

MANAGEMENT UNIT: Lake Nipigon Forest                              TERM: April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2011


FMP-12 PROJECTED TARGET ACHIEVEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVE B
                                                                                                                                    Level of Achievement

                                                                    Unit of
                          Objectives                               Measure         Year 2006             Year 2026              Year 2046              Year 2066             Year 2086              Year 2106
1.2.2 To approach and then maintain a “natural” distribution of
old age classes within each of the forest units by 2106

                indicates a term below the -20% of the Null
                             BFM                                     2336                    2920                  11007                 17408                  11714                  20851                  26657
                            BWH                                       736                     920                  11339                 10892                   8740                   4724                    701
                            BWM                                       521                     651                   5704                  5407                   2976                   2656                   1852
                           CEUP                                      1097                    2652                   2868                  1835                   1385                   1688                   1837
                             OCL                                     5294                   25152                  19700                 13012                   5287                  12821                  12857
                             PJC                                      555                    1333                   1156                  2203                   3509                   1318                   1217
                             PJM                                      694                    1525                    925                  1442                   1897                   1800                    698
                           POHP                                        51                    1308                   2636                  1710                   1090                    255                    185
                           POHR                                      1984                    6399                   4069                  3200                   2808                   2180                   2168
                            POM                                      4723                   13203                   9028                  5668                   6022                   5065                   4151
                           PRWM                                         0                       0                     20                    19                      4                    107                    339
                             SPC                                    17152                   40343                  18723                 17934                  24497                  20804                  19667
                             SPL                                    15958                   95984                  41649                 30904                  29115                  18113                  20835
                            SPM                                      4639                   11717                  17330                 21883                  17135                  11171                  11404

1.3 Landscape Structure
1.3.1 To maintain natural stand structure attributes. Natural                    This objective can only be assessed for the selected management alternative, for provision of insular and peninsular
stand structure attributes include peninsular residual patches,                                     residual to emulate that structure found within wildfire areas - see Section 2.3.9.2.2.3
insular residual patches and snag trees
1.4 Landscape Processes                                                       1. By using the Forest Resources Inventory for identification of:
To minimize the forest management effects on sensitive sites as               • Fine textured soils susceptible to compaction, erosion and rutting
indicated by:                                                                 • Organic sites susceptible to compaction and rutting for winter harvest -CLAAG
· Fine textured soils susceptible to compaction, erosion and                  • Shallow, rocky sites with 20-30 cm soil, susceptible to biomass/nutrient removal and erosion, for winter only harvest ( e.g., EcoSite
rutting                                                                       12 polygons greater than 8 ha)
· Organic sites susceptible to compaction and rutting                         • Coarse textured, nutrient- poor soils where best management practices from the Forest Management Guidelines for the Protection
· Shallow, rocky sites with 20-30 cm soil, susceptible to                     of the Physical Environment would be applied
biomass/nutrient removal and erosion                                          2. By developing Silvicultural Ground Rules (Silvicultural Treatment Packages - STPs) which Best Management Practices to
· Coarse textured, nutrient-poor soils                                        protect the sites listed under 1 above
                                                                              3. By maintaining productive land and conserve soil quality and quantity, through application of best management practices from
                                                                              Forest Management Guidelines for the Protection of the Physical Environment
                                                                              4. By supporting the Northwest Region study of Full Tree Logging Effects on Shallow Soil Sites and incorporating the results as
                                                                              they become available
                                                                              5. By continuing to monitor harvesting levels within the watersheds along the northshore of Lake Superior, and work co-
                                                                              operatively with MNR to determine “threshold” levels of disturbance, beyond which there may be impacts on water quality and
Norampac Inc. - Lake Nipigon Forest 2006-2026 Forest Management Plan
Strategic Direction and Determination of Sustainability

MANAGEMENT UNIT: Lake Nipigon Forest                             TERM: April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2011


FMP-12 PROJECTED TARGET ACHIEVEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVE B
                                                                                                                                  Level of Achievement

                                                                   Unit of
                          Objectives                              Measure        Year 2006              Year 2026             Year 2046             Year 2066             Year 2086             Year 2106

          2.0 Provision of Forest Cover Objectives

2.1 Stick Nests                                                              • By application of the Bald Eagle Habitat Management Guidelines wherever cutting approaches any nests. These guidelines will
To assist in the protection and maintenance of heron rookeries               also be followed if an unknown nesting site is encountered during operations.
and nesting sites for bald/golden eagle and osprey adjacent to               • By application of the Management Guidelines and Recommendations for Osprey in Ontario and Management Guidelines for the
and within operating areas of the Forest Management Plan                     Protection of Heronries in Ontario when forest management operations approach known osprey nesting sites or heron rookeries.
                                                                             These guidelines will also be followed if an unknown nesting site or rookery is encountered during operations
                                                                             • By protecting the nest sites while allowing some level of forest management activities within the nest AOC
                                                                             • By the collection of values information on location of eagle/osprey nest sites and rookeries by MNR before and during plan
                                                                             implementation.
                                                                             • By the MNR ensuring that the NRVIS database for nests (osprey, eagle, heron and unknown) is kept updated with the most recent
                                                                             survey information of nesting site and rookery AOCs as part of a comprehensive compliance program. These will be included as
                                                                             • By field inspections
                                                                             part of the Forest Compliance Plan prepared for the Lake Nipigon Forest in accordance with standards established by MNR.
                                                                             Compliance will be monitored by Domtar and staff from all overlapping licensees through field supervision and inspections by
                                                                             various staff members The OMNR will monitor for compliance through regular area inspections, aerial photography, analysis of
                                                                             annual reports, and any additional inspections that may be required.

2.2 Woodland Caribou                                                         -By stratification of the Lake Nipigon Forest into Habitat Management Zones.
To provide a suitable and sustainable landscape containing                   -By Revision/Application of a long-term habitat mosaic based on habitat tract analysis work
adequate year-round caribou habitat within identified caribou                -By assessment of the timing of adjacent SFL caribou mosaic blocks in relation to the review of the current mosaic
range and to protect known values such as calving lakes.                     -By conducting a habitat supply analysis – driven by habitat mosaic…amount of gross area in each 20 year mosaic, quality of habitat
                                                                             (ha. by habitat type), visual assessment of distribution of habitat types within the mosaic blocks…over time A,B,C,D and E blocks
                                                                             -By maintaining a supply of suitable winter habitat where available
                                                                             -By applying AOCs on all identified calving lakes
                                                                             -By maintaining linkages between habitat elements (mosaic blocks)
                                                                             -By conducting harvest and renewal operations in a manner consistent with the silvicultural ground rules, with key consideration
                                                                             given to a future forest condition of similar habitat value for caribou.
                                                                             -By careful planning regarding road locations, standards and use management (including abandonment).
Norampac Inc. - Lake Nipigon Forest 2006-2026 Forest Management Plan
Strategic Direction and Determination of Sustainability

MANAGEMENT UNIT: Lake Nipigon Forest                                TERM: April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2011


FMP-12 PROJECTED TARGET ACHIEVEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVE B
                                                                                                                                     Level of Achievement

                                                                      Unit of
                          Objectives                                 Measure         Year 2006              Year 2026             Year 2046              Year 2066               Year 2086           Year 2106
2.3 Marten                                                                      • By maintaining a percentage of the forest, which has the capacity to produce marten in suitable conditions.
By maintaining 10 to 20% of the forest, which has the capability                • By developing the maximum core scenario to determine the baseline level of suitable habitat in cores.
to produce marten, in suitable conditions, in core habitat areas.               • By attempting to have core areas connected by riparian reserves and other unharvested forest. While connections need not be
                                                                                continuous, gaps of open habitat more than 1-2 km should be avoided
                                                                                • By arranging suitable marten habitat in “core habitat areas” between 30 to 50 square kilometres in size. A minimum of 75 percent
                                                                                of core habitat areas should be comprised of suitable conditions.
                                                                                • By creating and using sub-optimal cores: In most cases it will be very difficult to achieve the minimum of 75 percent of core
                                                                                habitat comprised of suitable conditions and 30 to 50 km2 in size. Therefore we will in some cases, have to modify (lower) the core
                                                                                habitat quality to meet landscape conditions.
                                                                                • By maintaining a percentage of the forest, which has the capacity to produce marten in suitable conditions.
                                                                                • By developing the maximum core scenario to determine the baseline level of suitable habitat in cores.
                                                                                • By attempting to have core areas connected by riparian reserves and other unharvested forest. While connections need not be
                                                                                continuous, gaps of open habitat more than 1-2 km should be avoided
                                                                                • By arranging suitable marten habitat in “core habitat areas” between 30 to 50 square kilometres in size. A minimum of 75 percent
                                                                                of core habitat areas should be comprised of suitable conditions.
                                                                                • By creating and using sub-optimal cores: In most cases it will be very difficult to achieve the minimum of 75 percent of core
                                                                                habitat comprised of suitable conditions and 30 to 50 km2 in size. Therefore we will in some cases, have to modify (lower) the core
                                                                                habitat quality to meet landscape conditions.
2.4 Moose                                                                       • By measuring current levels of later winter habitat and monitor change from 2006 to 2011
To provide for moose late winter habitat supply across „Moose‟                  • By operational planning and public input, place residual insular and peninsular patches (as per standards in NDPEG) within 5-year
sub-unit of the Forest. (Winter habitat will also be provided on                planned forest disturbance to optimize late winter moose habitat supply
other sub-units of the Forest, but will not be actively planned                 • By applying guidelines regarding development of Areas of Concern for moose aquatic feeding areas, mineral licks etc.
for).                                                                           • In consideration of late winter habitat needs and NDPEG, any other “critical” habitat requirements will be considered
                                                                                • By the inventory of moose related values on the Lake Nipigon Forest continuing to be updated by the MNR.
Norampac Inc. - Lake Nipigon Forest 2006-2026 Forest Management Plan
Strategic Direction and Determination of Sustainability

MANAGEMENT UNIT: Lake Nipigon Forest                             TERM: April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2011


FMP-12 PROJECTED TARGET ACHIEVEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVE B
                                                                                                                                    Level of Achievement

                                                                    Unit of
                         Objectives                                Measure              Year 2006           Year 2026           Year 2046           Year 2066            Year 2086           Year 2106


                3.0 Socio-Economic Objectives

3.1 Wood Supply
To ensure that the Forest is managed to provide a sustainable,
year round, economical and predictable supply of quality wood
fibre to user mills sourcing fibre from the Forest
3.1.1 Create a balanced age class structure                      A qualitative
                                                                 (visual)
                                                                 assessment of
                                                                 the graph at
                                                                 2106 should
                                                                 show that there
                                                                 are no critical
                                                                 gaps in the age
                                                                 class structure
                                                                 in the younger
                                                                 age classes,
                                                                 and there is an
                                                                 old forest "tail".




3.1.2 Maximize harvest volume during period at which the age                          For this alternative 2046 has the least amount of area in operable age classes for SPF, 2066 for Poplar and 2096 for
class "gap" is most critical                                                                                       Birch - this is the maximum volume during this lowest period
                                                           SPF      m3/year                                                                  392,624
                                                        Poplar      m3/year                                                                   91,840
                                                         Birch      m3/year                                                                   28,391
Norampac Inc. - Lake Nipigon Forest 2006-2026 Forest Management Plan
Strategic Direction and Determination of Sustainability

MANAGEMENT UNIT: Lake Nipigon Forest                             TERM: April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2011


FMP-12 PROJECTED TARGET ACHIEVEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVE B
                                                                                                                     Level of Achievement

                                                                    Unit of
                         Objectives                                Measure          Year 2006   Year 2026        Year 2046             Year 2066         Year 2086   Year 2106
3.1.3 Wood supply over time

                                                          SPF
                                                                  Achieving the
                                                                   highest total
                                                                                                                           6,174,034
                                                                     SPF and
                                                                    Hardwood
                                                        Poplar
                                                                 harvest volume
                                                                 over 100 years                                            1,425,404
                                                                  (m3 over 100
                                                                       yrs)
                                                         Birch
                                                                                                                             508,885
                                                                 lowest rate of
3.1.4 Consistency of wood flow (minimize the rate of decline)    decline possible
over first 100 years (2006-2106) - the lower the number the      - <the closer to
                                                                 0 the better>
lower the rate of decline
                                                                                                            18.6 for SPF, -0.7 fpr Po, and -4.4 for Bw
                                                                 Calculated by
                                                                 dividing the SpL
3.1.5 Reasonable proportion of summer vs. winter harvest (over   and OcL AHA
100 years)                                                       by the total
                                                                 conifer AHA


                                          - summer (annual)      % area
                                                                 harvested            75%         83%               89%                  92%               89%         80%
                                          - winter (annual)      % area
                                                                 harvested            25%         17%               11%                   8%               11%         20%
Norampac Inc. - Lake Nipigon Forest 2006-2026 Forest Management Plan
Strategic Direction and Determination of Sustainability

MANAGEMENT UNIT: Lake Nipigon Forest              TERM: April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2011


FMP-12 PROJECTED TARGET ACHIEVEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVE B
                                                                                                                     Level of Achievement

                                                     Unit of
                       Objectives                   Measure         Year 2006               Year 2026             Year 2046             Year 2066              Year 2086               Year 2106
3.1.6 Other Wood Supply Objectives                             • By the regulation of the Lake Nipigon Forest using the provincially supported Strategic Forest Management Model (SFMM).
                                                               • By adapting the 2001 FMP forest units in order to more accurately reflect the definition of some of the NWRSFUs.
                                                               • By identification of isolated, inoperable or unmerchantable areas (formerly called bypass areas) within the 2006-2011 planned
                                                               harvest areas, as determined through detailed photo interpretation by a experienced photo interpreter.
                                                               • By maintaining an up-to-date FRI for use in FMP development, utilizing Domtar‟s Geographical Information System (GIS)
                                                               capabilities.
                                                               • By making the location of harvest allocations within a reasonable distance of the communities and the workforce for the smaller
                                                               harvesting operations.
                                                               • By use of the most cost-effective and modern harvesting equipment and systems to maximize sawlog and veneer recovery, and
                                                               minimize pulpwood production in conifer operations.
                                                               • By developing a road construction program which incorporates an appropriate mixture of primary, secondary and tertiary roads to
                                                               meet both short and long-term (20-year) roads requirements. Specifically, Domtar‟s 2006-2011road strategy is aimed at providing
                                                               road access to 2006-2011 operating areas, and to initiate access into areas to be harvested during subsequent planning periods.
                                                               • By continuing to provide opportunities for small volumes of cedar to be used by local sawmills.
                                                               • By providing support to those businesses and individuals who are interested in investigating the potential for fibre for bio-energy
                                                               production, primarily from slash piles.
                                                               • By identifying small areas of timber to supply the local wood requirements of communities within the Lake Nipigon Forest.
                                                               • By Domtar and MNR continuing to investigate the birch underutilization issue during the 2006-2011 plan period.
Norampac Inc. - Lake Nipigon Forest 2006-2026 Forest Management Plan
Strategic Direction and Determination of Sustainability

MANAGEMENT UNIT: Lake Nipigon Forest                                TERM: April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2011


FMP-12 PROJECTED TARGET ACHIEVEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVE B
                                                                                                                                      Level of Achievement

                                                                      Unit of
                          Objectives                                 Measure         Year 2006              Year 2026            Year 2046           Year 2066               Year 2086              Year 2106
3.2 First Nations                                                               Consultation
To promote/encourage/support, participation by local Native                     • By implementation of a specifically designed Forest Management Native Consultation program for each community
communities (or band members) in the opportunities and benefits                 • By providing a seat on planning team for each community and enhancing the ability to “carry back” information to the community
available through forest management related activities as well as               and providing feedback to the planning team.
manufacturing activities (local mills). Encourage/support                       • By preparing a Native Background Information Report and Native Values Map and Report on the Protection of Identified Native
community diversification through other forest related resources                Values for each Native community
where appropriate.




                                                                                Socio-Economic
                                                                                • By Domtar continuing to provide opportunities to local Native communities in silvicultural operations - subject to the size of the
                                                                                yearly silvicultural program, performance and both parties coming to an agreement on price, conditions etc.
                                                                                • By Domtar encouraging commitment holders to continue to provide opportunities when they exist to local Native communities to
                                                                                conduct a range of road construction, harvesting, processing and transportation operations. These operations will be subject to
                                                                                performance and to both parties coming to an agreement on price etc.
                                                                                • By Domtar and partners encouraging opportunities for Non-timber forest products – Canada Yew (taxol for cancer treatment)
                                                                                • By First Nations communities providing their own economic development strategies/targets and present these opportunities to
                                                                                government and industry
                                                                                • By Harvesting cedar and other under-utilized species
                                                                                • By Norampac providing special consideration to recruiting members of local First Nations for employment opportunities at the
                                                                                Norampac Inc. mill in Red Rock.
                                                                                • By supporting the “Aboriginal Forestry Technician Program” at Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie through job placements for
                                                                                suitably qualified members of the local Native communities.
                                                                                • By all commitment holders providing economic development assistance in completing funding applications and letters of support
                                                                                for new economic opportunities within the communities as a means of providing employment opportunities for their members.
                                                                                • By Domtar will encouraging local Native community innovation in the development of new and personal small commercial
                                                                                enterprises using unmerchantable fibre, subject to review by MNR and an assessment of the needs of Domtar to utilize this fibre in
                                                                                the future.
                                                                                • By Domtar and MNR encouraging and assisting in developing opportunities for non-timber forest products such as Canada Yew.
Norampac Inc. - Lake Nipigon Forest 2006-2026 Forest Management Plan
Strategic Direction and Determination of Sustainability

MANAGEMENT UNIT: Lake Nipigon Forest                               TERM: April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2011


FMP-12 PROJECTED TARGET ACHIEVEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVE B
                                                                                                                                      Level of Achievement

                                                                     Unit of
                           Objectives                               Measure          Year 2006              Year 2026              Year 2046              Year 2066              Year 2086              Year 2106
3.3 Cultural Heritage Values                                                   • By consulting with affected trappers on trapline value locations
To protect known (through archaeological work) and high                        • By protecting known trapline values (cabins, trails etc.)
potential traditional and archaeological sites (Native and Non-                • By consulting with trappers regarding mutually beneficial road locations
Native). To ensure protection of newly discovered values.                      • By education regarding access control / abandonment strategies
                                                                               • By utilizing access controls around sensitive areas / values
                                                                               • By presenting options and obtain opinions through consultation – Public and Native Consultation (if the community chooses to do
                                                                               so) processes
                                                                               • By Production of the Report on the Protection of Identified Native Values for each Native community within or adjacent to the
                                                                               Forest
                                                                               • By undertaking a Potential cultural heritage values (CHV) assessment on the areas allocated for harvest (Produced by MNR)
                                                                               • By Native cultural heritage values, identified through the Forest Management Native Consultation process, as well as the CHV
                                                                               potential assessment, being (or will be, in the case of the potential CHVs) protected by considering and incorporating direction
                                                                               provided in the Timber Management Guidelines for the Protection of Cultural Heritage Resources in developing appropriate area of
                                                                               concern prescriptions.
                                                                               • By negotiation with MNR and Native communities regarding whether the High Potential Cultural Heritage Values as mapped by
                                                                               MNR is appropriate
                                                                               • By consultation and review with the public/stakeholders and the Ministry of Natural Resources Cultural Heritage Specialist
                                                                               regarding known cultural heritage value locations and areas of high potential for cultural heritage values
                                                                               • By Developing Areas of Concern for identified values which are affected by proposed operations during 2006-2011
                                                                               • By developing a strategy to cover the unexpected discovery of a cultural heritage value during FMP implementation
                                                                               • By providing awareness training of what a cultural heritage is through AWS meetings with Overlapping Licensees
3.4 Local Employment                                                           • By using the FMP public consultation process, Local Citizens Committee and the multidisciplinary planning team, local
To provide opportunities for local employment in a range of                    employment /development needs were identified.
forest management related activities (harvest, renewal,                        • By selecting a management alternative which provides for a sustainable wood supply
maintenance, log hauling, road construction, etc.) as well as in               while meeting other objectives it was possible to ensure local employment, as well as a contribution to continued employment in the
the service and supply sectors which support these activities.                 manufacture of wood products in Thunder Bay, Nipigon, Red Rock, White River, Longlac and Terrace Bay.
                                                                               • By Domtar encouraging all commitment holders to provide employment opportunities to suitably qualified residents of local
                                                                               communities.in road construction, processing, and hauling operations.
                                                                               • By commitment holders continuing to utilize local suppliers and services in the supply and service sector of the local economy.
                                                                               • By Domtar continuing to encourage silvicultural contractors to hire suitably qualified local residents for silvicultural operations, and
                                                                               utilize local suppliers and services where possible. Silvicultural work will continue to be offered to these communities through a
                                                                               system of tendering limited to suitably qualified community based businesses and /or residents for silvicultural work such as
                                                                               treeplanting, cone collection, manual tending, pre-commercial thinning etc.
                                                                               • By Domtar encouraging local community innovation in the development of new and personal small commercial enterprises using
                                                                               unmerchantable fibre, subject to review by MNR and an assessment of the needs of Domtar to utilize this fibre in the future. This
                                                                               innovation will include searching out alternative and sustainable users/uses to work toward full utilization of fibre, larch, cedar,
                                                                               birch, low grade poplar etc., including the use of fibre for bio-energy production.
Norampac Inc. - Lake Nipigon Forest 2006-2026 Forest Management Plan
Strategic Direction and Determination of Sustainability

MANAGEMENT UNIT: Lake Nipigon Forest                           TERM: April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2011


FMP-12 PROJECTED TARGET ACHIEVEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVE B
                                                                                                                                  Level of Achievement

                                                                 Unit of
                         Objectives                             Measure         Year 2006              Year 2026              Year 2046             Year 2066              Year 2086             Year 2106
3.5 Commercial Tourism                                                     • By ensuring that over the long term there is continued access to timber resources close to tourism values while protecting the
To ensure that forest management activities are planned and                tourism value through the appropriate forest management prescription and access management provisions.
implemented in a manner in which
the results of these activities have a minimal impact on                   Remote Commercial Tourism
commercial tourism.                                                        • By establishing Resource Stewardship Agreements (RSA) with willing tourism operators on specific lakes or identified tourism
                                                                           values / tourism business interests adjacent to 2006-2011 operating areas.
                                                                           • By consideration and incorporation of direction provided in the Resource Based Tourism Policy, the Management Guidelines for
                                                                           Forestry and Resource-Based Tourism, the pertinent direction form the Crown Land Use Policy Atlas – Policy Reports for the areas
                                                                           affected by operations.
                                                                           • By developing detailed Area of Concern prescriptions and detailed roads planning

                                                                           Road-Based Commercial Tourism
                                                                           • By the establishment of Resource Stewardship Agreements with willing tourism operators on specific lakes or identified tourism
                                                                           values / tourism business interests adjacent to 2006-2011 operating areas.
                                                                           • By the FMP Public consultation process, Local Citizens Committee and the multidisciplinary planning team assisting in identifying
                                                                           road-based tourism values.
                                                                           • By consideration and incorporation of direction provided in the Resource Based Tourism Policy, the Management Guidelines for
                                                                           Forestry and Resource-Based Tourism, the pertinent direction form the Crown Land Use Policy Atlas – Policy Reports for the areas
                                                                           affected by operations.
                                                                           • By developing specific Areas of Concern (AOCs) to protect road-based tourism values.
3.6 Resouce Based Non-Timber Values                                        Other Commercial Forest Uses
To ensure that forest management activities are planned and                • By the continuation of use of most existing road systems (i.e. Most roads constructed pre-2001 will not be actively rehabilitated)
implemented in a manner in which Crown land recreational and               that do not have current access restrictions on them, and the striking of an appropriate balance of roads constructed post-2001 that
other commercial Crown land uses (i.e., trapping, mineral                  will remain fully open to road-based travel and recreation, and roads that will be actively rehabilitated or destroyed for the protection
exploration, baitfishing etc.) can be sustained.                           of other values such as caribou habitat and remote tourism.
                                                                           • By consultation through the Forest Management Planning process and at the Annual Work Schedule (AWS) level, with notification
                                                                           to potential users of the road systems that they were temporary in nature. Therefore, with this knowledge, users of these road
                                                                           systems can plan their activities around the proposed road use management strategies.
                                                                           • By providing advance notice to the mining and prospecting community of when crossings would be removed.
                                                                           By MNR at the AWS level, undertaking direct notification of prospectors regarding operations in vicinity of mining claims they hold
                                                                           prior to operations occurring in each Annual Work Schedule. This will provide the opportunity for the prospectors to discuss any
                                                                           improvements they might have on these claims in AWS operating areas, and identify steps required to protect them.
                                                                           • By a direct notification and consultation effort with trappers affected by forest management operations, in order to identify and
                                                                           protect trails used for trapping purposes, as well as specific trapping values like cabins
                                                                           • By Domtar and and other partners (MNR, Overlapping licensees) encouraging opportunities for non-timber forest products (e.g.,
                                                                           Canada Yew).

                                                                           Crown Land Recreation
                                                                           • By the FMP Public consultation process, Local Citizens Committee and the multidisciplinary planning team were used to assist in
                                                                           identifying remote and road-based Crown land recreation values.
Norampac Inc. - Lake Nipigon Forest 2006-2026 Forest Management Plan
Strategic Direction and Determination of Sustainability

MANAGEMENT UNIT: Lake Nipigon Forest                             TERM: April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2011


FMP-12 PROJECTED TARGET ACHIEVEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVE B
                                                                                                            Level of Achievement

                                                                    Unit of
                          Objectives                               Measure     Year 2006     Year 2026   Year 2046          Year 2066   Year 2086   Year 2106

                  4.0 Silviculture Objectives
4.1 To optimize forest renewal and tending and maintain
/enhance the long-term productivity of the forest in an
environmentally sound manner.
4.1.1 Silvicultural expenditures - expenditures should not
exceed revenues from the trust fund
                                                         -revenues 000's $       3111           2522       2043               2814        3787        3095
                                                     -expenditures 000's $       4023           3268       2823               3508        4198        2534
4.1.2 Cost:Benefit analysis - evaluation of renewal costs to
increased benefits in term of wood supply over 100 years                                                             0.22
(cost:benefit increases as the number gets closer to 1)
4.1.3 Balanced silvicultural program (% of area treated)           Extensive     26%            29%        27%                25%         24%         35%
                                                                   Basic         17%            12%        10%                 8%         13%         26%
                                                                   Intensive     57%            59%        63%                67%         64%         39%
Norampac Inc. - Lake Nipigon Forest 2006-2026 Forest Management Plan
Strategic Direction and Determination of Sustainability

MANAGEMENT UNIT: Lake Nipigon Forest                            TERM: April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2011


FMP-12 PROJECTED TARGET ACHIEVEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVE B
                                                                                                                  Level of Achievement

                                                                   Unit of
                          Objectives                              Measure        Year 2006      Year 2026      Year 2046            Year 2066      Year 2086      Year 2106
4.1.4 Assessment of the variance on the silvicultural program   Variance
                                                                assessment
hectares by treatment over 100 years (Variance indicates how
                                                                assumes the
the treatments are more or less dispersed around the mean [or   lower the
best balanced] value).                                          number, the                                                492.00
                                                                more balanced
                                                                the program is


              Socio-Economic Evaluation
SEIM Analysis Results - Forest Industry Only
                       Employment                               Person years                                             25388
                Industrial Output (Sales)                       000's $                                                $4,014,003
       Balance of Trade (Gross Domestic Product)                000's $                                                 $473,354
5.0 Preferred Wildlfie Habitat

American Kestrel                                                     6987                8908           8808           7067                 6446           5012           6238
Spruce Grouse                                                       45432               78539          65964          69441                76453          75933          70874
Great Grey Owl                                                     136160              187503         179038         154611               137000         137000         123094
Pileated Woodpecker                                                 20371               59142          51467          52298                30155          21000          24125
Boreal Chickadee                                                   207876              295635         268792         240779               218000         231237         219843
Golden-crowned Kinglet                                             167007              225481         218524         181522               172194         176008         165817
Swainson's Thrush                                                  117741              159343         155234         147862               139920         137349         131502
American Restart                                                    68637              100202         103768          95565               109766         116349         107377
Connecticut Warbler                                                191919              239899         270603         251136               242513         255736         263395
White-throated Sparrow                                             169154              214887         238330         216496               195882         204560         239710
Black-Backed Woodpecker                                            136735              188160         179676         155410               137751         137882         124010
Snowshoe Hare                                                       67910              136151         121548         115578                77287          62495          82122
Northern Flying Squirrel                                           205721              272637         264632         223656               212654         209358         194864
Boreal Red Backed Vole                                             183483              252960         240603         201063               189275         195929         187916
Marten                                                             220800              300089         286565         242798               229347         228844         216527
Woodland Caribou                                                   335530              449652         403520         432149               448214         428314         409843
Woodland Caribou (winter)                                           57966              147767          88719          85893                75300          59000          60640
White-tailed Deer                                                  164214              227376         213069         203438               190238         176204         185413
White-tailed Deer (winter)                                         130285              204206         196041         149176               148315         152947         154662
Moose                                                              167905              215491         223095         211618               204216         207873         217552
Moose (winter)                                                     298951              401386         357141         383380               395504         373714         355699
Lynx (denning)                                                     191885              261902         252452         211354               190861         194168         188389
Black Bear (foraging)                                              173494              253067         233696         218973               173094         159493         164423

				
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