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The 2013-2014 annual report of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) is now available.  The report describes our achievements and accomplishments from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.   Annual_Report_2013-2014.pdf  

 

 

On June 26, 2014 the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) was pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Ross Siversides Forestry Award recognizing individuals for their outstanding contribution to sustainable forestry, and the Heartwood Award presented to an individual or group who has made an exceptional volunteer contribution to the EOMF.

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Laird Nelson (right) recipient of the 2014 Ross Silversides Award and Dorothy Hamilton (left) recipient of the 2014 Heartwood Award.

 

 

Visit the Ontario Certified Wood Marketplace website  http://www.certifiedwoodmarket.ca/ for a list of sellers of Ontario certified wood products.

For the past twenty years the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) has brought together stakeholders from different interest groups to research, implement, and practice sustainable forest management principles. The EOMF is a unique forum for landowners, industry, First Nations, government, organizations, and others to meet and work together to sustain and manage our forest resources.

The Board of Directors of the EOMF met on March 20th, 2014.  An important focus of the meeting was to review the financial status of EOMF following a re-organization to reflect the withdrawal of our Canadian Forest Service funding.

 

It is with great enthusiasm, the Board would like to announce that with our new restructured organization they have positioned themselves to continue into the future with a stable and well-balanced program. “To ensure ongoing stability, we have elected to manage our finances on a rolling three year time frame.  We believe this three-year time horizon  will allow us the opportunity to grow in new ways; our objective being to extend our time horizon indefinitely”, says Jim McCready, President of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. 

  

By Dr. J. Peter Hall

The annual Christmas Forest Seminar, co-sponsored by the Eastern Ontario Model Forest and the Ottawa Valley Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry was held in Kemptville and attended by sixty EOMF and CIF members and the general public. Once again we feasted on all the Christmas foods and listened to presentations about the peri-urban forest.

After the traditional welcome from the Mohawk First Nations Community, the CIF and the Model Forest we heard about the peri-urban forest and its place in the forest science continuum from Ken Farr of the Canadian Forest Service. The term peri-urban forest was new to many of the audience and Ken was able to describe it for us and explain how the term evolved and how it is becoming more widely used in the forest community, nationally and internationally.

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