Clergue Forest Management, Inc.
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- Clergue Forest Management, Inc.
85 Great Northern Road
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Canada P6B 4Y8
Clergue Forest Management Incorporated Manages the Algoma Forest Clergue Forest Management Incorporated ("Clergue") was formed in 1997 as the shareholder-based Sustainable Forest License holder for the Algoma Forest in the Sault Ste Marie area of Northeastern Ontario. Products made with Algoma Forest fibre include hardwood lumber, softwood lumber, softwood dimensional lumber, plywood, composite wood panels, market pulp, paper, and industrial wood pellets. Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Forest: The Algoma Forest is composed of 47% Great Lakes - St. Lawrence forest type. Great Lakes - St. Lawrence tree species are managed on the Algoma Forest using the Selection Silviculture System or the Shelterwood Silviculture System. While both systems involve certified tree markers walking the stands and painting the trees, shelterwood is even-aged management and selection is uneven-aged management. The image to the left shows a typical tolerant hardwood shelterwood stand three years after harvest. Natural seedfall is used to regenerate tolerant hardwood stands. The next harvest in this shelterwood stand will be to remove the overstory. In selection stands the goal is to return every 28 years to remove 1/3 of the trees. Boreal Forest: The Algoma Forest is composed of 53% Boreal forest type. Boreal species on the Algoma Forest are managed using the Clearcut Silvicultural System with the goal to create even-aged regenerating stands. The image on the right shows a typical regenerating jack pine stand. This stand was harvested in 2004 and was planted in 2005 with jack pine seedlings. It was chemically tended in 2009 using aerial application and was declared free-growing in 2012. In another 50 years this young jack pine stand will be ready for harvest once again.