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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
Grey Sauble Conservation Authority Achieves Forest Stewardship Council® Certification
Through the Eastern Ontario Model Forest’s (EOMF) Forest Certification Program the forests owned and managed by Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) have recently achieved Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification. 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.
Register Today for Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference on Feb 25!
Audience registration is now open for the 28th annual Kempvtille Winter Woodlot Conference to be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at our new venue! Registration in advance is required by February 17, 2015. The registration fee is $30 and includes refreshments and lunch. You can register online and pay by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal at the EOMF "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: 08:00 am to 4:00 pm. 2015 Kemptville Woodlot Conference Agenda
This year’s keynote speaker is Gord Miller the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario who will speak about “Woodlot Owners: Ontario’s Biodiversity Bankers”. Other topics being presented below. Registration, coffee & exhibits open at 8:00-9:00 am.
- Managing your Woodlot in a Changing Climate
- Invasive Species – Are we losing the battle
- Woodlot Owners: Ontario’s Biodiversity Bankers
- Lyme Disease and Ticks
- Turkey Talk & Trends
- Regenerating Diverse Tree Species in Your Woodlot: Some Success Stories
NEW! This year the conference will feature sawmill demonstrations by Logs to Lumber (Bob Parent, Oxford Mills, ON) courstey of Wood-Mizer Canada.
We would like to acknowledge the financial support received for this event from the Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation. Other sponsors include – Forests Ontario, Ben Hokum & Son Limited, South Nation Conservation Authority, Leeds & Grenville Stewardship Council, Ontario Woodlot Association (Lower Ottawa Valley Chapter), Limerick Forest - United Counties of Leeds & Grenville, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry, WoodMizer, Ferguson Forest Centre, Lanark County Stewardship Council, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and Universal Field Supplies and the S.D.&G. (a chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association).
Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority Achieves Forest Stewardship Council Certification
Through the Eastern Ontario Model Forest’s (EOMF) Forest Certification Program the forests owned and managed by the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority (SVCA) has recently achieved Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification.
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.
Wade Knight, General Manager of the EOMF outlined the importance of the certification. “Sustainable forest management is about good management practices and healthy and involved communities. Forest certification is a tool that uses a sound economic model to foster responsible forest management. It provides a balance of values ranging from timber production, recreational opportunities such as hiking and hunting, to nature appreciation for local residents. The certification of SVCA’s forests will complement a growing network of certified forests forming across the landscape of southern Ontario under the EOMF’s Forest Certification Program.”
2014 Annual Christmas Forest Seminar – December 11, 2014
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 will focus on "Forests and Forestry" from a national perspective down to the regional level. 2014 EOMF/CIF Xmas Seminar
Registration in advance is required by December 5, 2014. The registration fee is $35 and includes morning refreshments and lunch. You can register and online and pay by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal at the EOMF "One Time Payment" window or by calling 613-258-6587. Date: December 11, 2014. Location: Leslie Hall, 35 Clothier Street W., Kemptville, ON. Time: 08:30 am to 1:30 pm.
We would like to acknowledge the financial support received for this event from the Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation.
New Forest Certification Working Group Launched in Southwestern Ontario
With the continued expansion of its Forest Certification Program into southwestern Ontario the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) recently launched a Southwestern Ontario Certification Working Group. The new group will work in parallel with the original certification working group established in eastern Ontario in 1999 when the EOMF Forest Certification Program was first initiated.
Photo: Inaugural meeting of the Southwestern Ontario Certification Working Group – September 23, 2014, Orangeville, ON.
The certification working groups will continue to investigate, manage and guide certification of private land and community forests under the umbrella of the EOMF's Forest Certification Program. Membership in the working group includes EOMF staff and board members, representatives for private landowner groups, forest industry, community forests, and forest managers participating in the program and other resource specialists.