Domtar announced long-term partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada(NCC). A large private tract in Ontario spanning 1,450 square kilometers of boreal forest, that was managed as a wood supply to Domtar’s pulp and paper mills, will now be managed for research and conservation by The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). The area, formerly known as the Hearst Forest, is recognized for its extraordinary ecosystem and abundant wildlife. Domtar has agreed to transfer ownership of the land to NCC for $7 million below its appraised value as a part of this partnership. Given the important ecological attributes of this previously harvested forest, the provincial and federal governments are supporting NCC’s interest in acquiring and managing this area. Domtar chose to partner with The Nature Conservancy of Canada on this project because of NCC’s commitment to the continued science-based management of this forest land and its practice of sharing the findings of research conducted on its conservation lands with the public.