Ottawa Valley Forest Inc (OVFI), now over 20 years in operation (1998-2022),¬†is a proud member of Ontario's forest industry and the holder of the Sustainable Forest Licence (SFL) for the Ottawa Valley Forest. OVFI of Pembroke is responsible for forest management planning and the implementation of forest management activities on the Ottawa Valley Forest. While the whole of Renfrew County is considered to be the management unit, OVFI is only responsible for the management of Crown lands within the county that are managed for forestry purposes. Crown lands in provincial parks, conservation reserves and some other special designations exclude forest management but contribute to non-timber objectives for Crown forests. We do not manage any private lands.
The shareholders in the company are a group wood processing facilities and logging contractors who operate in the license area. The operation of the company is governed by a Unanimous Shareholders Agreement.