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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

  • Annual Forestry Christmas Seminar AND Launch of Forestry Documentary: “Trees, Youth, our Future” – TUESDAY, DEC 12TH

    Registration is now open! Hosted in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) and the Ottawa Valley Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF), this year's annual Christmas Forest Seminar program focuses on the relationships with local indigenous cultures and our forests. See poster for a list of speakers.

    After lunch, we will present a short segment from the forestry documentary "Trees, Youth, our Future", an EOMF project made possible through the Ontario150 Partnership Program and partner funding. This documentary series features the compelling story - past, present, and future, of forest stewardship in Ontario - from exploitation to worldclass management. The primary focus is on Eastern Ontario, and on opportunities and challenges facing the next generation as they inherit the responsibility to manage this resource.

    8:30-9:00 Registration
    9:00-12:30 EOMF/CIF Annual Forest Christmas Seminar
    12:30-1:15 Traditional Christmas Lunch
    1:15-1:45 Forestry Documentary Film Launch

    Registration in advance is required by December 8, 2017. The registration fee for the entire event is $40 and includes morning refreshments and lunch. For those attending the Lunch and Film launch only, the fee is $25.

    You can register online and pay by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal at the EOMF "One-Time Payment" window or by calling 613-713-1525. Payment with cash or cheque can also be made at the door.

    Date: December 12, 2017
    Location: North Grenville Municipal Complex, 285 County Road 44, Kemptville, ON

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  • First private woodlot in Niagara Peninsula to join the EOMF - Forest Certification Program

    Cooks Mills Farms owned and operated by Paul and Denice Robertson recently achieved Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification (FSC® C018800) through the Eastern Ontario Model Forest's (EOMF) Forest Certification Program.

    FSC® is an international, membership-based, non-profit organization that supports environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of forests. FSC® has developed a global certification system for forests and forest products, ensuring the existence of forest areas through responsible forest management. Use of the FSC® logo is intended to signify that the products come from well managed forest, giving consumers the option of supporting responsible forestry.


  • First-of-its-kind agreement in Ontario to secure a long-term commitment to GHG emissions reductions through sustainable forest management on private land

    Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve partners with Bluesource Canada to leverage the value generated by the Ontario carbon market to commit to long-term stewardship that maximizes CO2 emissions sequestered by the forest.

    HALIBURTON, ONTARIO — Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and combatting climate change will benefit clean drinking water, wildlife, recreation, and Ontario's forest products industry.

    The new partnership with Bluesource Canada, a leading developer of forest carbon and other GHG offsets, signals Haliburton Forest's pledge to undertake sustainable forest management practices that will generate 75,000 tonnes per year of additional GHG reductions over the long-term. Haliburton Forest owns and manages over 100,000 acres of hardwood timberland in Haliburton County, Ontario, upon which it operates numerous businesses, ranging from forest management to outdoor education.

  • Eastern Ontario Model Forest – Forest Certification Program receives Top Grades during annual audit!

    Each year a forest management audit is performed on the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) Forest Certification Program to verify sustainable forestry practices. This years’ audit took place between June 12th and 15th on several community forest and private forest properties throughout eastern and southern Ontario. The audit, conducted by Rainforest Alliance, evaluates the EOMF’s systems and performance against the Forest Stewardship Council® (FCS®) forest management standards and policies.

  • Trees, Youth, Our Future: Ontario150 Partnership Program Project Supports Exciting Documentary Series

    Government of Ontario and Eastern Ontario Model Forest Celebrate Eastern Ontario's Rich History of Forest Stewardship

    Kemptville, ON, June 7, 2017 – The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) is thrilled to be the recipient of funding from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport under the Ontario150 Partnership Program.

    The Ontario150 Partnership Program will provide $86,000 to the Eastern Ontario Model Forest to support the development of a three-part documentary project that engages youth and illustrates the many forest stewardship career opportunities that are available to young people. Trees, Youth, Our Future tells the story of forest stewardship in eastern Ontario – yesterday, today and tomorrow.....read more


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