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WINDSOR, QC, Oct. 19, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar's Windsor Mill is launching Mirador, a new online tool for viewing the forestry activities scheduled for its forestlands in Southern Quebec. Domtar, which is marking its 10th anniversary as a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified company for its private lands, launched this new platform at the annual forestry convention and show of the Association forestière du sud du Québec (southern Quebec forestry association).
The FSC® standard is based on the balanced environmental, social and economic use of managed forestlands. It promotes communication among the different forest stakeholders to ensure mutual understanding of the issues involved in forest management.
For 10 years, Domtar has posted a summary of its forest management plan, with maps showing where it plans to carry out its yearly forest projects, on its website. "Forestry operations coexist with other uses of the land and we were looking for a more interactive way to provide this information," says Patrick Cartier, Forestry and Inventory Coordinator at Domtar. To do so, the company drew inspiration from two virtual visits it had created with Terraspec, a young local company (terraspec.ca).
On the Mirador website (mirador.domtar.com), visitors can view information about the forest management projects on the 160,000 hectares of Domtar's private forestlands in south-eastern Quebec. There is a map that shows municipal and forest roads, as well as the projects scheduled for 2015 or 2016 for a given sector. Short videos explain other useful features, such as geolocation.
"While the information was initially aimed at hunters and fishers, Domtar sees Mirador as an opportunity to communicate with other users of the land, such as hikers, ornithologists, municipal employees and neighbouring owners. We have presented the platform to our hunting and fishing clubs and the reaction has been very positive," says Patrick Cartier.
To see the new website, visit mirador.domtar.com.
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products, including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products. The foundation of our business is a network of world-class wood fiber-converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp. The majority of our pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer and manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice®, EarthChoice® and Xerox® Paper and Specialty Media. Domtar is also a marketer and producer of a broad line of absorbent hygiene products marketed primarily under the Attends®, IncoPack® and Indasec® brand names. In 2014, Domtar had sales of $5.6 billion from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,800 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
SOURCE Domtar Corporation
For further information: MEDIA RELATIONS, Providence Cloutier, Senior Communications Advisor, Domtar Windsor Mill, Tel.: 819-845-2771 ext. 58680