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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
2016 Annual Christmas Forest Seminar – “Forest Education: Reaching Outside our Traditional Audiences”
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 education in the forest sector.
Feature presentations include …
The Role of a University in Forest Education – Dr. Sandy Smith, Professor, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto
Forests Ontario “It Takes a Forest” Campaign – Rob Keen, R.P.F., CEO of Forests Ontario
Canadian Institute of Forestry: Education through Advocacy and Programs – Dana Collins, Executive Director, Canadian Institute of Forestry
Outreach and Educational Initiatives of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest – Astrid Nielsen, RPF, General Manager, EOMF
Summary and Audience Discussion - Lacey Rose, RPF, County Forester, Renfrew County Forest
Registration in advance is required by December 9, 2016. 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 14, 2016. Location: North Grenville Municipal Complex, 285 County Road 44, Kemptville, ON (beside the Ferguson Forest Centre). Time: 08:30 am to 1:30 pm.
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EOMF 2015 Annual Report
The EOMF 2015 Annual Report is now online and describes our achievements and accomplishments from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.
Eastern Ontario Model Forest 24th Annual General Meeting - June 15, 2016
Registration is now open for the 24th EOMF Annual General Meeting. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Jeff Ridal, Executive Director, St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences who will speak on “Protecting the St. Lawrence River Ecosystem and Empowering Communities through Research, Education and Outreach”.
The event is being held on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at the Limerick Forest Interpretive Centre located at 1175 Limerick Rd., Oxford Station, ON from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. 2016_EOMF_Annual_General_Meeting_Agenda.pdf
Advance registration of $30 (includes HST) is required by June 10, 2016. 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.
New EOMF General Manager
The Board of Directors of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) is pleased to announce that Astrid Nielsen, R.P.F. has agreed to join the EOMF as General Manager, starting June 1, 2016. Astrid has over 20 years of forestry experience in the private and public sector and has worked with the EOMF and our partners for many years. Astrid graduated with a BScF from the University of British Columbia and completed her Masters of Forest Conservation degree at the University of Toronto. She is currently the President of the Ontario Professional Foresters Association.
The Board would like to thank our outgoing General Manager Wade Knight for his dedicated service for the last three years. He has guided the organization through a challenging transition and helped set the stage for a bright future for the EOMF.
EOMF friends and members will have a chance to meet with Astrid at our Annual General Meeting which will be held at Limerick Forest, on June 15, 2016.
Forest Manager Training Remains Key Component of EOMF Forest Certification Program
On November 24th & 25th the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) hosted a workshop at the Ganaraska Forest Center focusing on the management of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified community and private forests in southern Ontario. Thirty-five forest managers from across southern Ontario attend the two day event. Tom Clark, a well know ecologist and long-time certification auditor provided the group with an overview of high conservation value forests in Ontario and how those managing community forests could apply this framework to their forests.