NFMC manages an area that encompasses nearly 1.5 million hectares of productive Crown forest with an available harvest volume of 1.7 million cubic metres of fibre annually (based on current management plans).

In 2018, the Pic River and Big Pic Forests were amalgamated to become the Pic Forest. The Pic Forest expands over 1,131,800 hectares and contains over 970,000 hectares in productive Crown land located northeast of Lake Superior and encompasses the communities of Marathon and Manitouwadge. The Pic, Little Pic, Black, and Steel Rivers flow through the forest. The landbase has a few large lakes and very limited access to smaller lakes.

History of the Pic Area

White River Forest

The White River Forest is located around the town of White River and expands over 616,400 hectares in size, bordering the eastern edge of the Pic Forest. The forest provides approximately 500,000 hectares in productive Crown land and 54,000 hectares of water (about 9500 lakes and ponds). Approximately 6% of the entire forest area is comprised of provincial parks and conservation reserves.


Learn more about our management area through the interactive map below.


Ensuring a healthy and productive forest through proactive management practices creates a strong forest industry for current and future generations to come.

  • Extensive knowledge of the land base through detailed planning and routine field inspections
  • Integrate the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into all decision making and activities
  • Respond to concerns and issues promptly while striving to prevent future consequences
  • Promote NFMC’s best forest management and health and safety practices

Notice to Members of the Public:

Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation wishes to remind members of the public that while the Pic and White River Forests are Crown land to be used and enjoyed, they nonetheless remain working forests with active job sites.

NFMC strongly encourages avoiding these sites, however if members of the public do enter active forestry job sites, all visitors must uphold NFMC’s best practices and wear the following personal protective equipment (PPE):

              • Hi-vis clothing
              • Hearing protection
              • Steel toe boots
              • Safety glasses
              • Hard hat
              • Work gloves


Volvo Penta – Mighty Jobs
Harvesting success with Volvo Penta Power

Eco Log’s 580E harvester is the perfect match for tough forest terrain. And with a Volvo Penta D8 engine at its heart, it can comfortably cope with an intense logging schedule. Swedish forestry company Nitta Rundvirke are delighted to have the 580E at their disposal. Watch to learn how efficient and quick harvesters are at felling, delimbing and piling cut-to-length logs.