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FRIENDS OF FORESTS

Forests provide us with many advantages in our daily lives. It is a consumable resource and one that must be managed sustainably in order to continue to contribute for generations to come. Ben Hokum & Son Limited has chosen to be a leader in forest management because it makes sense – environmentally,  economically, and recreationally. We not only work in the forest, we play in the forest.

For over 65 years, we have established a number of formal and informal wood supply arrangements with contractors and landowners throughout Ontario and Quebec for both private and crown land timber. These industry partnerships are valued by the company and beneficial to the area's economy.

CROWN LAND PARTNERSHIP

We work closely with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in performing operations on Crown lands to meet and exceed legislative harvesting principles. We are cognizant of other forest stakeholders, of conserving the biodiversity of the ecosystems, and of the forest regeneration.

As a shareholder in  Ottawa Valley Forest Inc. and Westwinds Forest Stewardship, we are part of a consortium of area sawmills and contractors having sustainable Crown forest licenses in these regional districts.

We are also a shareholder in the following overlapping licenses:

  • Minden District Forestry Services Inc.

  • Bonnechere Madawaska Sustainable Forest Alliance Inc.

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
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