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Eastern Ontario Model Forest!

The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) works with landowners, industry, First Nations, non-government organizations, various levels of government, and others to develop new ways to sustain and manage our forest resources.  The EOMF champions the belief that we all have a stake in ensuring that the environmental, economic, cultural and social values of eastern Ontario's forests are maintained for the benefit of all, now and in the future.  The EOMF is a not-for-profit and charitable organization.

Latest EOMF News

  • EOMF Partners with Bluesource Canada to generate carbon offsets for community forests across Ontario

    The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) has partnered with Bluesource Canada to develop a program to generate carbon offsets for community forests that are certified through the EOMF Forest Certification program.

  • 31st Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference

    Registration is now open for the 31st Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference!

    Where: North Grenville Municipal Complex, 285 County Rd 44, Kemptville
    When: Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
    Time: 8:00 - 4:00 pm, Registration and exhibits from 8:00 - 9:00

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    Keynote Address - Seeing the Forest for the Trees: The Role of Woodlots in Ontario’s Environmental Strategies
    Our keynote speaker is Warren Mabee, Director of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, Queen’s University

    Conference Highlights

    • Program Updates from Forests Ontario; Ontario Woodlot Association; Eastern Ontario Model Forest; Conservation Authorities
    • For Your Bucket List: Twelve Must-See Forests in Eastern Ontario
    • Emerald Ash Borer and Parasitic Wasp Release/Forest Health Update for Eastern Ontario
    • Wildlife Segment on Ruffed Grouse
    • ‘Ask an Expert’ Booth  

    REGISTER TODAY!  Registration in advance is required by February 16, 2018. The registration fee is $35 and includes refreshments and lunch. You can register and pay by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal "One-Time Payment" window.

    We would like to acknowledge the financial support of our last year’s sponsors: Caterpillar Inc.; City of Ottawa; Eastern Ontario Model Forest; Ferguson Forest Centre; Forests Ontario; Husqvarna/Clark Code Repairs; Lavern Heideman & Sons Ltd.; Leeds & Grenville Stewardship Council; Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry; Lower Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association; Rideau Valley Conservation Authority; South Nation Conservation; Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association; United Counties of Leeds & Grenville

  • First private woodlot in Niagara Peninsula to join the EOMF - Forest Certification Program

    Cooks Mills Farms owned and operated by Paul and Denice Robertson recently achieved Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification (FSC® C018800) through the Eastern Ontario Model Forest's (EOMF) Forest Certification Program.

    FSC® is an international, membership-based, non-profit organization that supports environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of forests. FSC® has developed a global certification system for forests and forest products, ensuring the existence of forest areas through responsible forest management. Use of the FSC® logo is intended to signify that the products come from well managed forest, giving consumers the option of supporting responsible forestry.


  • First-of-its-kind agreement in Ontario to secure a long-term commitment to GHG emissions reductions through sustainable forest management on private land

    Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve partners with Bluesource Canada to leverage the value generated by the Ontario carbon market to commit to long-term stewardship that maximizes CO2 emissions sequestered by the forest.

    HALIBURTON, ONTARIO — Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and combatting climate change will benefit clean drinking water, wildlife, recreation, and Ontario's forest products industry.

    The new partnership with Bluesource Canada, a leading developer of forest carbon and other GHG offsets, signals Haliburton Forest's pledge to undertake sustainable forest management practices that will generate 75,000 tonnes per year of additional GHG reductions over the long-term. Haliburton Forest owns and manages over 100,000 acres of hardwood timberland in Haliburton County, Ontario, upon which it operates numerous businesses, ranging from forest management to outdoor education.

  • Trees, Youth, Our Future: Ontario150 Partnership Program Project Supports Exciting Documentary Series

    Government of Ontario and Eastern Ontario Model Forest Celebrate Eastern Ontario's Rich History of Forest Stewardship

    Kemptville, ON, June 7, 2017 – The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) is thrilled to be the recipient of funding from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport under the Ontario150 Partnership Program.

    The Ontario150 Partnership Program will provide $86,000 to the Eastern Ontario Model Forest to support the development of a three-part documentary project that engages youth and illustrates the many forest stewardship career opportunities that are available to young people. Trees, Youth, Our Future tells the story of forest stewardship in eastern Ontario – yesterday, today and tomorrow.....read more


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