Used by many...
Our public forest is used by many people for work and play.
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A busy place
A logging operation can be a busy place. Here, logs are being processed on a landing prior to delivery.
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Forest Regeneration
This yellow birch regeneration is about 30 years old, and has been thinned to keep it healthy.
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Forest Renewal
Renewal of our forest is an important part of meeting our goals and objectives.
Tree planting supplements natural regeneration.
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Wildlife & Vegetation
The forest is home to a wide variety of plants and animals.
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Harvesting trees is becoming increasingly mechanized.
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  • Used by many...
  • A busy place
  • Forest Regeneration
  • Forest Renewal
  • Wildlife & Vegetation
  • Harvesting

The Bancroft Minden Forest Company is a private organization owned by the forest industry of the area. It was staffed and incorporated in 1998 to conduct forest management activities on Crown land in the Bancroft Minden Forest Management Unit.

The Bancroft Minden Forest Company (BMFC) holds the SFL for the Bancroft Minden Forest Management Unit on behalf of 26 shareholders. The license has a 20 year term, and is renewed every 5 years by the Minister of Natural Resources based on the results of an independent audit of company operations.

Our mandate includes:

  • preparing a Forest Management Plan (FMP) every 10 years, with the assistance of a Local Citizens’ Committee. This document outlines projected harvest and renewal activities. MNR also participates in the preparation of the plan and, ultimately approves it.
  • preparing prescriptions for each operation which describe in detail what will take place.
  • monitoring all harvest and renewal operations to ensure compliance with the FMP and many other legislated requirements, and reporting our observations to MNR.
  • renewing areas harvested to standards described in an approved plan and reporting results to MNR.
  • preparing annual reports for approval by MNR which describe our progress in implementing the FMP.

bmfc management unit map

What Do We Do?

  • What We Do
    Forestry on Crown land is a complicated business.

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  • Planning
    Nothing happens without a forest management plan approved by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).

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  • Renewal
    As well as being a key obligation, renewing our forest is an essential part of sustainable management practices.

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  • Monitoring & Reporting
    Our highly skilled and trained staff monitor and report to MNRF on all operations in our forest. This is a wide-ranging activity.

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Contact the BMFC

Bancroft Minden Forest Company
27578 Highway 62 S.
RR #1
Bancroft, Ontario
K0L 1C0

Tel: 613-332-6890
Fax: 613-332-6892