Forest Stewardship

We will always work collaboratively with our partners to ensure the long-term health of the forest.

Our products start as trees in the forest. But forests are more than just trees – they provide vital wildlife habitat, enhance water quality and provide places for people to enjoy the outdoors.  To ensure that forests thrive in the future, we invest in them, employ industry best practices in forestry management and require our suppliers to demonstrate the same.

Responsible Fiber Procurement

Rayonier Advanced Materials subscribes to internationally recognized forestry standards with third party verification across our operations. In Canada, we manage more than 25 million acres of public forestlands owned by the provincial government to Forest Stewardship Council® (“FSC”) standards. To supply our manufacturing plants, we secure fiber from both public and private lands and procure from responsible sources through chain of custody certifications to ensure sustainable manufacturing.

RYAM Forestry Information

Map of Forest Stewardship Lands

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RYAM Certified Forests

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Abitibi-West: 081-51 FSC & 081-52 FSC

  • RYAM Forest Management (FM) Abitibi-West manages the forest and plans forest operations to supply the RYAM Lumber sawmills in La Sarre and Bearn in the Abitibi-Temiscaming region.
  • Certifications
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Abitibi-West: 082-51 FSC

  • RYAM Forest Management (FM) Abitibi-West manages the forest and plans forest operations to supply the RYAM Lumber sawmills in La Sarre and Bearn in the Abitibi-Temiscaming region.
  • Certifications
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Abitibi-West: 085-62 FSC & 085-51 FSC

  • RYAM Forest Management (FM) Abitibi-West manages the forest and plans forest operations to supply the RYAM Lumber sawmills in La Sarre and Bearn in the Abitibi-Temiscaming region.
  • Certifications
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Gordon Cosens Forest FSC

  • RYAM’s Forest Management (FM) group in Kapuskasing is responsible for forest management planning and forestry operations on the Gordon Cosens Forest.
  • Certifications
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Martel Forest FSC

  • RYAM's Forest Management (FM) group in Chapleau, Timmins and Cochrane is responsible for forest management planning and forestry operations on the Martel and Romeo Malette Forests located in northeastern Ontario.
  • Certifications
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Romeo Malette Forest FSC

  • RYAM's Forest Management (FM) group in Chapleau, Timmins and Cochrane is responsible for forest management planning and forestry operations on the Martel and Romeo Malette Forests located in northeastern Ontario.
  • Certifications

RYAM Partner Certified Forests

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Abitibi River Forest FSC & SFI

  • RYAM FM is an Abitibi River Forest Management Inc. (ARFMI) shareholder. ARFMI holds the sustainable forest license (SFL) for the Abitibi River Forest (ARF). As a shareholder, RYAM has harvesting and consumption rights on wood harvested on the ARF.
  • Certifications
Algoma

Algoma Forest FSC

  • RYAM FM is also a shareholder with Clergue Forest Management Inc. Clergue holds the sustainable forest license (SFL) for the Algoma Forest.  As a Clergue shareholder, RYAM has harvesting and consumption rights on wood harvested on the Algoma Forest.
  • Certifications
Huntsville

French/Severn Forest FSC

  • RYAM  FM is a member of Nipissing Forest Resources Management Inc. (NFRM Inc.) and Westwind Forest Stewardship Inc. (WFSI) co-ops which manage the Nipissing Forest and French-Severn Forest respectively. NFRM Inc. and WFSI lead forestry planning and silviculture on their respective sustainable forest license (SFL) areas. Each group is responsible for developing the ten-year Forest Management Plan (FMP) which includes a detailed description and mapping of logging and renewal operations and the development of planned road access.  It also prepares the Annual Work Schedule (AWS) which identifies the location of operations scheduled for implementation during the year. The AWS includes information on the areas scheduled for harvest, road construction/maintenance, renewal, tending and protection operations.
  • Certifications
Hearst

Hearst Forest FSC

  • RYAM FM  is a shareholder in the HFMI co-op and maintains harvesting and consumption rights on wood harvested on the Hearst Forest. The Gordon Cosens and Hearst Forests supply conifer fibre to the paper mill and sawmill complex in Kapuskasing, the sawmill in Hearst, as well as other non-company owned mills in the region. The RYAM FM group ensures that its forestry operations are conducted in a manner which ensures the safety of its employees and the public while protecting the environment.
  • Certifications
NorthBay

Nipissing Forest FSC & SFI

  • RYAM FM is a member of Nipissing Forest Resources Management Inc. (NFRM Inc.) and Westwind Forest Stewardship Inc. (WFSI) co-ops which manage the Nipissing Forest and French-Severn Forest respectively. NFRM Inc. and WFSI lead forestry planning and silviculture on their respective sustainable forest license (SFL) areas. Each group is responsible for developing the ten-year Forest Management Plan (FMP) which includes a detailed description and mapping of logging and renewal operations and the development of planned road access.  It also prepares the Annual Work Schedule (AWS) which identifies the location of operations scheduled for implementation during the year. The AWS includes information on the areas scheduled for harvest, road construction/maintenance, renewal, tending and protection operations.
  • Certifications