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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

  • Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference – "Back to Basics" Friday, February 22, 2019

    Join us for the 32nd Kemptville Woodlot Conference as we get Back to Basics! This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Christian Messier, Professor of Forest Ecology and Urban Forestry & Scientific Director at ISFORT at the University of Quebec. Dr. Messier will address "How to Increase the Resiliency of your Woodlot in the Face of Climate Change AND Close Encounters of the Third Kind!".

    Program Highlights include:

    • Call of the Wild: Wildlife in your Woodlot - Kerry Coleman, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
    • A Walk on the Sweet Side: Small-scale Maple Production - Scott Muldoon, Maple Producer
    • Wood Burning: Techniques and Tips for Hearth and Health - John Gulland, Wood Heat Organization
    • Fighting the Good Fight: Buckthorn and Other Invasives in your Woodlot - Cheyene Brunet, South Nation Conservation & Rob Ross, LImerick Forest

    Additional features include:

    "Ask an Expert" Booth
    Chainsaw raffle
    Forestry Exhibits & Displays

    REGISTER TODAY!  Registration in advance is required by February 15, 2019. The registration fee is $35 and includes 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 613-713-1525.

    Registration, coffee & exhibits open at 8:00-9:00 am. Check out the Poster here.

    Location: North Grenville Municipal Complex, 285 County Rd 44, Kemptville, ON (next to the Ferguson Forest Centre).
    Friday, February 22, 2019 - Time: 08:00 am to 4:00 pm.

  • Screening for forestry film at Festival Hall in Pembroke: November 28, 2018

    Join us on Wednesday, November 28,2018 at the Festival Hall in Pembroke where the Eastern Ontario Model Forest will host a screening of Pinegrove Production's "Trees, Youth, our Future". This two-part documentary tells the enduring story of forest stewardship in Ontario. It highlights some challenges facing Ontario's forest and some exciting opportunities for youth to get involved. There is no charge for this event, and there will be FREE POPCORN! Doors open at 6:00. Film starts at 6:30, and there is a short break between episodes from 7:25 - 7:40. Hope to see you there!   Trees, Youth Our Future Poster 

  • 2018 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FOREST SEMINAR Wednesday, Dec 12th
    "Urban Forest; Nice to Have? No: Need to Have"

    “Urban trees and woodlands provide a wide range of ecosystem services to society, for example, flood risk reduction, air purification, and moderation of urban heat islands.” by Helen J. Davis et al, in
    “Business attitudes towards funding ecosystem services provided by urban forests”

    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 the urban and near-urban forest.

  • Come Celebrate 26 Years of the EOMF at our Spring Gathering on June 13!
    Title: Modern wood heating opportunities for rural and remote communities in Ontario

    Want to learn more about whether heating with wood can help in the fight against climate change? Want to take part in shaping the EOMF's future? Come join us at our 26th Spring Gathering and AGM on June 13th!

    The theme will be around using wood heating appliances for rural and remote communities in Ontario. Our speaker is Terrence Sauve, Farmstead Optimization and Safety Engineer at Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Terrence's presentation will cover the different standards and wood heating appliances that are available, such as high efficiency stoves, fireplace inserts, furnaces and indoor boilers for the residential, small commercial and institutional sector. Download full agenda here. 

    At this year’s AGM in Fournier on June 13th, 2018, members will be asked to vote on significant changes to our Constitution and By-laws. Click here for more info on the proposed changes. Although you need to be a member to vote during the business meeting, you don't need to be a member to attend or participate. To become a member, or to renew your membership, please visit our website

    The event will run from 9:00 - 2:00 at La Cabane des Gars Sugarbush at 4251 County Road 16 in Fournier, ON. After lunch, there will be an overview of modern technology used for sap processing provided by sugar bush host/owner Jean-Marc Levac. Register here, the cost is $30 and includes a warm lunch.  Payment can be made online by PayPal, Visa or MasterCard or by calling 613-258-8241.

    We hope to see you on June 13th!

  • EOMF launches educational video series on forest stewardship

    The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) and Pinegrove Productions have produced a new documentary video series that celebrates stewardship of Ontario’s natural heritage in forestry.

    Trees, Youth, Our Future is a two-part series that tells the story of forest stewardship in Ontario and encourages the next generation of leaders to embrace it.

     “Forest stewardship is one of Ontario’s key economic drivers and provides jobs, recreation and healthy lifestyles for the people who live here,” explains Astrid Nielsen, General Manager. “Our aim with this series is to showcase the excellent stewardship work that is being done for our forests today and to inspire youth to continue that legacy so that we have sustainable forests for the future.”

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