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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
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.
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.
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.