Friends of Forests


Forests provide us with many advantages in our daily lives. It is a consumable resource, and one that must be managed sustainably in order to continue to contribute for generations to come. Ben Hokum & Son Limited has chosen to be a leader in forest management because it makes sense – environmentally,  economically and recreationally. We not only work in the forest, we play in the forest.

For nearly 60 years, we have established a number of formal and informal wood supply arrangements with contractors and landowners throughout Ontario and Quebec for both private and crown land timber. These industry partnerships are valued by the company and beneficial to the area economy.

Crown Land Partnership

We work closely with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in performing operations on Crown lands to meet and exceed legislative harvesting principles. We are cognizant of other forest stakeholders, of conserving the bio-diversity of the ecosystems, and of forest regeneration.

As a shareholder in Ottawa Valley Forest Inc., and Westwinds Forest Stewardship, we are part of a consortium of area sawmills and contractors having sustainable Crown forest license in these regional districts.

We are also a shareholder in the following overlapping licenses:

  • Minden District Forestry Services Inc.
  • Bonnechere Madawaska Sustainable Forest Alliance Inc.

Memberships and Affiliations

Forest Stewarship CouncilRainforest Alliance National Hardood LumberOntario Wood Forests OntarioOntario Forest Industries   Algonquin Forestry AuthorityOV WoodWorkplace Safety North