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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 - Employment Opportunity
Request for Expressions of Interest for General Manager Position
Do you have a passion for sustainable forestry and community partnerships? Would you enjoy the challenge of helping a small non-profit organization to thrive in challenging economic times? Then consider the position of General Manager of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF). This position will be offered to a suitable candidate on a renewable one year contract, working part-time for two to three days per week, and reporting to the EOMF office in Kemptville, Ontario. The General Manager will be responsible to manage the organization, support its partners, and lead the search for new opportunities and funding to build sustained growth for the EOMF.
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.
29th Annual Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference – February 24, 2016
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Plan to attend the 29th Annual Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference. This event is one of the best woodlot owner conferences in Ontario! Mark the date on your calendar and register today.
NEW… Keynote speaker Michael Runtz, will speak on “When you Can't See the Forest for the Trees”
Many species of wildlife have undergone population changes over the past century, and changes in forest structure are among the most important factors. This highly visual presentation will explore the declines - and increases - in local wildlife populations that are related to how we have dealt with our forests.
Michael Runtz is one of Canada's most highly respected naturalists, nature photographers, and natural history authors. A birdwatcher since the age of five, he has lived, breathed and worked with nature all his life. Professionally, Michael has worked as a naturalist in Canada's national and provincial parks, and has performed numerous biological surveys, including one on the rare Peregrine Falcon. In addition, Michael has hosted an international television series Wild by Nature, authored 10 natural history books, and written more than 1,000 newspaper and magazine natural history articles. Michael teaches Natural History and Ornithology courses at Carleton University where his highly visual teaching style continues to attract record enrolments.
Other topics being presented at the conference include:
Introduction to Hardwood Tree Marking – Martin Streit RPF, Partnership Specialist, Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
Ecolgical Gifts - Land Donations – Jim Hendry RPF, Team Lead, Property and Approvals, South Nation Conservation and Lee Mattice Chartered Accountant, Manager, Welch LLP Chartered Accountants
Coyote Behaviour – Brent Patterson, Research Scientist, Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
Shooting a Moving Target – Restoring Forests in a Changing Climate – Barb Boysen, Coordinator, Forest Gene Conservation Association
Managing for Beech Bark Disease – Richard Wilson, Forest Program Pathologist, Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
Demonstrations – this year’s conference will feature live sawmill demonstrations by “Logs to Lumber” (Bob Parent, Oxford Mills, ON) courtesy of Wood-Mizer Canada.
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Registration in advance is required by February 19, 2016. The registration fee is $35 and includes refreshments and lunch. You can register and pay by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal by visiting the EOMF website “Ways to Contribute” page and the "One-Time Payment” window or by calling 613-258-6587.
Location: North Grenville Municipal Complex, 285 County Rd 44, Kemptville, ON (next to the Ferguson Forest Centre)
Time: 08:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Sponsors of this year’s event include…
Ferguson Forest Centre; Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry (MFTIP); Wood-Mizer Canada; Ben Hokum & Sons Ltd.; Lavern Hiedeman & Sons Ltd.; Forests Ontario; Ontario Woodlot Association (Lower Ottawa Valley Chapter & SD&G Chapter); Universal Field Supplies; Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry (Kemptville District); United Counties of Leeds & Grenville; Rideau Valley Conservation Authority; Leeds-Grenville Stewardship; South Nation Conservation; Shaw Woods, Lanark County Stewship Council and Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs
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.