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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

  • 2015 Annual Christmas Forest Seminar – “Healthy Landscape = Healthy Future”

    Registration is now open!   Hosted in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Model Forest and the Ottawa Valley Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry this year’s annual Christmas Forest Seminar this year’s program focuses on a landscape view of our forests.

    Feature presentations include …

    A Landscape View of Forest Cover - Josee Brizard, South Nations Conservation Authority; Allen Bibby, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry; & Nicola Denis, United Counties of Prescott Russell

    The Benefit of Retaining Forest Cover on Agricultural Land - Marc Bercier, Farmer, United Counties of Prescott & Russell

    Conservation Role of Vegetation & Forested Cover on Lakes & Streams Borders - Gray Merriam, PhD., DSc., Prof. Emeritus; Landscape Ecologist

    Wetlands as a Key Component of a Healthy Landscape - Mark Gloutney, Ducks Unlimited Canada

    Registration in advance is required by December 11, 2015.  The registration fee is $35 and includes morning refreshments and lunch. You can register online and pay by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal at the EOMF's website “One-Time Payment” window or by calling 613-258-6587.     

    Date: December 16, 2015.   Location: North Grenville Municipal Complex, 285 County Road 44, Kemptville, ON (beside the Ferguson Forest Centre).   Time: 08:30 am to 1:30 pm.         Download the Agenda


  • Eastern Ontario Model Forest Receives FSC Smallholder Program Grant

    The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) is pleased to announce that they have received a grant through the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Smallholder Program.   The grant will be used for Forest Manager training sessions, building the knowledge base of the Forest Managers participating in the EOMF Forest Certification Program. The training will focus on key areas relevant to the FSC® Principles including: Aboriginal values; forest management standards; auditing and the chain of custody process; and High Conservation Values in and around the forest.  

  • 2015 Ross Silversides Forestry Award & Heartwood Award Recipients Announced


    On June 17, 2015 the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) announced this year’s recipients of the Ross Silversides Forestry Award recognizing individuals for their outstanding contribution to sustainable forestry and the Heartwood Award is presented annually to an individual or group who has made an exceptional volunteer contribution to the EOMF.

     Silverside 2015 web


     From left to right - Jamie Fortune, Eric Bosyen, Cathy Nielsen & Martin Streit


    It was highly fitting that this year two recipients received the Ross Silversides Award – Cathy Nielsen and Eric Boysen.  Both individuals spent substantial parts of their careers working for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry and supporting the EOMF in eastern Ontario, and then moved on to new responsibilities.  The Silversides Award is recognition of their deep eastern Ontario roots, and their career – long contributions to forestry and natural resource management. 



  • Eastern Ontario Model Forest Sponsors Arbor Week in Oakville


    On May 14, 2015 Scott Davis of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) joined Oakville Mayor Rob Burton, John McNeil Manager of Forestry Services, and Ontario’s Town Crier Daniel Richer, to participate in a community tree plant with the grade 4 students from River Oaks Public School.  Arbor week activities promote and celebrate the benefits of trees. 


  • Eastern Ontario Model Forest 23rd Annual General Meeting - June 17, 2015


    Registration is now open for the 23rd EOMF Annual General Meeting.   This year’s theme is "The Future of Wood Products & Our Forests” and will feature presentations on innovation in the forest products sector and on forest certification.    This year’s event is being held on Wednesday June 17, 2015 at the Limerick Forest Interpretive Centre located at 1175 Limerick Rd., Oxford Station, ON from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.   2015 EOMF AGM Agenda


    Advance registration of $25 (includes HST) for this event is required by June 12, 2015.  Your registration includes refreshments and lunch.  You can register and pay online or by calling 613-258-6587.   Payments can be made by PayPal, Visa or MasterCard.


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