Core Activities

Take our survey

Latest Certification News

Latest Certification News

  • Forest Manager Training Remains Key Component of EOMF Forest Certification Program

    On November 24th & 25th the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) hosted a workshop at the Ganaraska Forest Center focusing on the management of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified community and private forests in southern Ontario.   Thirty-five forest managers from across southern Ontario attend the two day event. Tom Clark, a well know ecologist and long-time certification auditor provided the group with an overview of high conservation value forests in Ontario and how those managing community forests could apply this framework to their forests.

    Read more...
  • Eastern Ontario Model Forest Receives FSC Smallholder Program Grant

    The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) is pleased to announce that they have received a grant through the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Smallholder Program.   The grant will be used for Forest Manager training sessions, building the knowledge base of the Forest Managers participating in the EOMF Forest Certification Program. The training will focus on key areas relevant to the FSC® Principles including: Aboriginal values; forest management standards; auditing and the chain of custody process; and High Conservation Values in and around the forest.  

    Read more...
  • 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.   

    Read more...
  • 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.

    DSC 0287

    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.

    Read more...
  • 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."

    Read more...
More Certification News...