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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
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.
From left to right - Jamie Fortune, Eric Bosyen, Cathy Nielsen & Martin Streit
It was highly fitting that this year two recipients received the Ross Silversides Award – Cathy Nielsen and Eric Boysen. Both individuals spent substantial parts of their careers working for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry and supporting the EOMF in eastern Ontario, and then moved on to new responsibilities. The Silversides Award is recognition of their deep eastern Ontario roots, and their career – long contributions to forestry and natural resource management.
This year’s recipient of the Heartwood Award was Pieter Leenhouts. Pieter has been described as a dynamo volunteer who has led the way for private woodlot owners not only in eastern Ontario but across all of Ontario. The Heartwood Award is recognition of Pieter’s commitment and support of the Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference, the EOMF’s private land forest certification program and his work with the Ontario Woodlot Association.
Eastern Ontario Model Forest Sponsors Arbor Week in Oakville
On May 14, 2015 Scott Davis of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) joined Oakville Mayor Rob Burton, John McNeil Manager of Forestry Services, and Ontario’s Town Crier Daniel Richer, to participate in a community tree plant with the grade 4 students from River Oaks Public School. Arbor week activities promote and celebrate the benefits of trees.
Eastern Ontario Model Forest 23rd Annual General Meeting - June 17, 2015
Registration is now open for the 23rd EOMF Annual General Meeting. This year’s theme is "The Future of Wood Products & Our Forests” and will feature presentations on innovation in the forest products sector and on forest certification. This year’s event is being held on Wednesday June 17, 2015 at the Limerick Forest Interpretive Centre located at 1175 Limerick Rd., Oxford Station, ON from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. 2015 EOMF AGM Agenda
Advance registration of $25 (includes HST) for this event is required by June 12, 2015. Your registration includes refreshments and lunch. You can register and pay online or by calling 613-258-6587. Payments can be made by PayPal, Visa or MasterCard.
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