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Eastern Ontario Model Forest!
As one of 15 model forests in the Canadian Model Forest Network, the Eastern Ontario Model Forest works with government, landowners, industry, First Nations, non-government organizations 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, a not-for-profit, charitable organization, is proud to be a participant in the Forest Communities Program.
Latest EOMF News
Annual Christmas Forest Seminar Registration Ends Dec 4
Registration is now open for the Annual Christmas Forest Seminar - co-hosted by the Eastern Ontario Model Forest and the Canadian Institute of Forestry, Ottawa Valley Section. We hope you will join us!
This year's theme is "The peri-urban forest – what does it mean for us?". We hope that you will join us on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Purvis Hall on the Kemptville Campus of the University of Guelph for a morning of insightful presentations and discussions, topped off by a hot turkey buffet lunch with all the trimmings!
This informative event has become a traditional and much-anticipated gathering for those interested in a focused and circumspect investigation of topical forest-related issues, challenges and opportunities. It's also a great occassion to touch base with colleagues and friends, and meet new acquaintances, in a relaxed and festive atmosphere prior to the holiday season.
To view our Agenda and map click HERE:
2014 Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Call
This year's theme is: Evolving Issues & Insights for Woodlot Owners. Our Agenda is almost finalized and will be posted on the EOMF Event page soon. As always, it will feature speakers and exhibitors who will address some topical forest issues affecting Eastern Ontario’s forests, and its stewards, while exploring some new market opportunities to augment income and diversity.
Announcing New Tools for Municipalities Battling the Emerald Ash Borer
Municipalities of all sizes in Ontario now have a suite of new (free) tools developed to assist in their current or pending battle against the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). These tools include:
(1) An informative municipal-oriented overview video entitled "Emerald Ash Borer: Facts & Tactics for Urban Residents & Municipal Officials" (featuring expert interviews from Dr. Taylor Scarr, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Jason Pollard, City of Ottawa);
(2) A concise slideshow designed to help municipalities in "Developing a Municipal Emerald Ash Borer Management Strategy: Operational Guidelines and Recommendations for Ontario Municipalities"; and
(3) An informative rural-oriented overview video entitled "Emerald Ash Borer: Facts and Tactics for Woodlot Owners and Forest Managers" (featuring expert interviews from Dr. Taylor Scarr again and Martin Streit, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources).
The combination viewing of the urban video (1), and then the slideshow (2), will help municipal officials, and councillors, to get up-to-speed quickly on EAB and related issues affecting municipalities. The slideshow also serves as a valuable resource tool to aid in developing or updating a municipal EAB management strategy with confidence. The rural video (3) will benefit those jurisdictions that also have community forests, conservation areas, or private woodlot owners with tracks of ash.
To view and download these new tools please visit: eomf.on.ca/eab.
Give the Gift of Forest Sustainability with an EOMF Winter E-Card
The Eastern Ontario Model Forest wishes all of its members, partners, friends and supporters a healthy, happy and safe holiday season! We thank you all for your ongoing support and wish you all the best for 2014.
We also hope that you may contemplate giving someone on your Christmas list the gift of ‘forest sustainability’ by choosing to support EOMF, by extension, with our Special Occasion option. Here you can select one of many high-quality e-cards - including one of four new winter scenes (thanks to accomplished photographers and long-time EOMF supporters Simon Lunn and Martha Copestake) and then designate your contribution amount, personalize your message, and we will send the e-card to the recipient on your behalf.
Special Occasion cards can also be used to celebrate birthdays, graduations, retirement, births - or any occasion that comes to your mind! Please click HERE to go to view our Winter scene e-cards. Happy Holidays!
Advancing Forest Certification in Frontenac County Project a Success
The EOMF is pleased to announce the completion and success of it's Advancing Forest Certification in Frontenac County project. As a result, there are now 18 new enthusiastic private woodlot owners that have joined the EOMF Forest Certification Program, and are now also members of the EOMF and the EOCFO. The combined total of new lands in the Program is just under 2000 hectares. Welcome aboard to all of them!
Part of this project included the development of a new website called Your Path to Forest Certification at www.eomfcert.ca. The stepped process and new e-learning course, as well as other educational materials, that are housed on this portal will serve to streamline the promotion and uptake of private woodlot certification across the region under the EOMFs Forest Certification Program.
Many thanks to the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation for their funding support as well as their leadership role and spirit of collaboration in helping us to more effectively advance forest certification throughout the region with the development and sharing of this versatile portal. EOMF hopes to use this technological platform and engagement models developed during this project to further grow its Forest Certification Program into other counties.