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Eastern Ontario Model Forest!
As one of 15 model forests in the Canadian Model Forest Network, the Eastern Ontario Model Forest works with government, landowners, industry, First Nations, non-government organizations 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
Moving Forword… EOMF Annual Report 2013-2014
The 2013-2014 annual report of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) is now available. The report describes our achievements and accomplishments from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Annual_Report_2013-2014.pdf
2014 Ross Silversides Forestry Award & Heartwood Award Recipients Announced
On June 26, 2014 the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) was pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Ross Siversides Forestry Award recognizing individuals for their outstanding contribution to sustainable forestry, and the Heartwood Award presented to an individual or group who has made an exceptional volunteer contribution to the EOMF.
Laird Nelson (right) recipient of the 2014 Ross Silversides Award and Dorothy Hamilton (left) recipient of the 2014 Heartwood Award.
Annual General Meeting - June 26, 2014
Registration is now open! Plan to attend the Eastern Ontario Model Forest’s 22nd Annual General Meeting on June 26, 2014. This year’s theme is “Managing Your Woodlot in a Changing Climate” and will be held at the Limerick Forest Interpretive Centre.
Eastern Ontario Model Forest Continues its Work!
For the past twenty years the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) has brought together stakeholders from different interest groups to research, implement, and practice sustainable forest management principles. The EOMF is a unique forum for landowners, industry, First Nations, government, organizations, and others to meet and work together to sustain and manage our forest resources.
The Board of Directors of the EOMF met on March 20th, 2014. An important focus of the meeting was to review the financial status of EOMF following a re-organization to reflect the withdrawal of our Canadian Forest Service funding.
It is with great enthusiasm, the Board would like to announce that with our new restructured organization they have positioned themselves to continue into the future with a stable and well-balanced program. “To ensure ongoing stability, we have elected to manage our finances on a rolling three year time frame. We believe this three-year time horizon will allow us the opportunity to grow in new ways; our objective being to extend our time horizon indefinitely”, says Jim McCready, President of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest.
Long Point Region Conservation Authority joins the EOMF Forest Certification Program
Long Point Region Conservation Authority (LPRCA) has recently achieved Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification through the Forest Certification Program of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF). The FSC is an international, membership- based, non-profit organization that supports environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.
Scott Davis, Forest Certification Coordinator for the EOMF discussed the importance of the certification: "LPRCA has a very high use rate and is a forest that has many values – such values range from timber production and recreational enjoyment to hunting opportunities and nature appreciation for local residents. The LPRCA certification will hopefully lead to a network of certified forests forming on the landscape of southern Ontario. There is a positive movement towards certified forest products in that region and the EOMF has been working to assist LPRCA to achieve FSC certification."