The Lake Abitibi Model Forest, covering 1.2 million hectares of boreal forest in northern Ontario, is located on the Quebec border in close proximity to the Ontario communities of Cochrane, Iroquois Falls and Timmins. The forest's dominant tree species are balsam fir, black spruce, trembling aspen and white birch. Three forest companies, Abitibi-Consolidated, Tembec and Norbord, manage approximately 95 percent of the land in the Model Forest area. Lake Abitibi Model Forest's project areas include community level socio-economic development models, ecological processes and education. The Forest is also a pilot site for the development and testing of the Operational-Scale Carbon Budget Model.
General Manager: Sue Parton
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