NorSask and Mistik
MLTC, NorSask Forest Products and Mistik Management Ltd.
MLTC has been in forestry management since 1987, and is the sole owner of NorSask, which is among the largest forest products company in Canada owned by First Nations. NorSask processes 500,000 cubic metres (m3) of softwood timber annually, producing over 110 million board feet of lumber every year. The facility operates in the top quartile for quality, productivity and safety. NorSask’s high performance has allowed the company to expand and diversify by:
- increasing production through the use of new technology,
- improving efficiency by removing bottlenecks,
- integrating wood pellet production into the operation, and
- using by-products for power generation projects.
Mistik Management Ltd., a woodlands management company, provides timber and forestry services to its owners: NorSask Forest Products and Meadow Lake Mechanical Pulp LP. Mistik has achieved both ISO 14001 certification and certification by the Forest Stewardship Council and is dedicated to the responsible stewardship of the forest.
Since 1998 Mistik has been the licensee of a perpetual forest management agreement (FMA) with the Province of Saskatchewan. This long-term agreement is key to our ability to meet the wood fibre requirements of our two newest ventures: Meadow Lake BioEnergy Centre and MLTC Wood Pellets.
Mistik’s 20-Year Forest Management Plan integrates regulatory requirements (provincial forestry standards) and voluntary sustainable forest management (SFM) certification plans and systems (ISO, CSA, FSC®). Mistik’s exemplary performance in responding to community and stakeholder input ensures the forest continues to benefit all northerners.