The Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation (NFMC) is the first local forest management corporation in Ontario. It was established through the passage of Regulation 111/12 under the Ontario Forest Modernization Act, 2011 (OFTMA) on May 29, 2012, and represents a significant milestone towards modernizing forest tenure in Ontario.
Nawiinginokiima is an Ojibway word that means “working together.”
The Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation was established to operate within a defined management area that includes the communities of the Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation, Pic Mobert First Nation, Hornepayne Aboriginal community, Marathon, Hornepayne, Manitouwadge and White River.
The area is comprised of four management units – Big Pic, Pic River, White River and Nagagami Forests.
The management area encompasses approximately 1.9 million hectares of productive Crown forest with an available harvest volume of 2.2 million cubic metres of merchantable fibre and 435,000 cubic metres of biomass fibre annually (based on current forest management plans).