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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

  • 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.

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  • 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

     

  • Conference Presentations Now Posted Online

    Please follow this link to view presentations from recent conferences. Please allow 2-4 weeks after conference to allow time to post.

    Conference Presentations

  • EOMF Takes World Stage as One of Seven Sites in Ecosystem Services Pilot Project

    The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) has been selected as one of seven sites around the world to take part in a leading-edge ecosystem services pilot project.  The news comes following a successful submission to the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) in late February. 
     
    Through certification, the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) ensures that forests and their ecosystem services are responsibly managed. FSC® is now developing new tools that will show businesses and investors that these natural benefits are being preserved and will reward participating FSC® certificate holders for doing so. 

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  • First Nations Workshop Press Release

    First Nation’s workshops offers cultural training for Forest Managers 

    The Eastern Ontario First Nation Working Group recently held three workshops throughout eastern Ontario. The Group includes representatives from Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Plenty Canada, South Nation Conservation (SNC), Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, United Counties of Prescott and Russell and the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF). 

    The workshops were open to private woodlot owners, municipal and conservation authority staff, the general public and Forest Managers working within the EOMF Forest Certification Program. The EOMF manages the Forest Certification Program under the principles of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). This program extends across eastern and southern Ontario and includes private forest owners, community forests and urban forests, totalling more than 83,000 hectares. 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.

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