Who we are
Black Bird is an Ontario based corporation that has been managing the forestland holdings of Astina Forest AG (Astina) since 2016. Black Bird's team manages Astina’s 60,000 acres in a sustainable manner. It is located along Batchawana Bay in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence forest region. Astina is a pioneer in applying a selection harvesting system in the region and is well known in the local forest industry and social community for its sustainable forest management. Black Bird handles over 14,000 cords (33’000 m3) of commercial timber per year and sells most of it to veneer, saw and pulp mills in the United States, exclusively in the name of Astina. We combine the professional expertise of our employees with forestry best practices to produce some of the best forest products that Ontario has to offer.
Our vision is to sustainably manage large privately-owned forestlands to optimize financial, social and ecological returns for our stakeholders. We are a front runner in sustainable forestry and timber products, now aiming to diversify into non-timber products to capture the whole potential of an ecologically diverse forest.
Our goal is to become a leader in the production and supply of maple syrup, maple water and other value-added maple products. Black Bird's vision is to establish itself as a major white label producer of maple water and maple syrup, focused on process cleanliness, modern innovation and the highest standards of product quality, all while maintaining a low carbon footprint.
With a large private land base, world leading processing facility and unique geographical location, Black Bird has set the foundation to produce and sell industrial quantities of maple syrup and maple water of the highest quality from one single organic, traceable source.
We develop relationships with our customers and are accountable for delivering on our commitments.
We strive to provide outstanding products and services in order to deliver premium value to our customers.
We are committed to providing a safe, respectful and healthy work environment for our people.
We work together to meet the needs of our customers and to help the company succeed. We value our people, encourage their development and reward their performance. We work hard, but also have fun while we are doing it.
A Will to Succeed
We exhibit a strong will to succeed in the market place, during production and in every aspect of our business. We encourage innovation to meet challenges.