Municipalities of all sizes in Ontario now have a suite of new (free) tools developed to assist in their current or pending battle against the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). These tools include:
(1) An informative municipal-oriented overview video entitled "Emerald Ash Borer: Facts & Tactics for Urban Residents & Municipal Officials" (featuring expert interviews from Dr. Taylor Scarr, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Jason Pollard, City of Ottawa);
(2) A concise slideshow designed to help municipalities in "Developing a Municipal Emerald Ash Borer Management Strategy: Operational Guidelines and Recommendations for Ontario Municipalities"; and
(3) An informative rural-oriented overview video entitled "Emerald Ash Borer: Facts and Tactics for Woodlot Owners and Forest Managers" (featuring expert interviews from Dr. Taylor Scarr again and Martin Streit, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources).
The combination viewing of the urban video (1), and then the slideshow (2), will help municipal officials, and councillors, to get up-to-speed quickly on EAB and related issues affecting municipalities. The slideshow also serves as a valuable resource tool to aid in developing or updating a municipal EAB management strategy with confidence. The rural video (3) will benefit those jurisdictions that also have community forests, conservation areas, or private woodlot owners with tracks of ash.
To view and download these new tools please visit: eomf.on.ca/eab.
The Eastern Ontario Model Forest wishes all of its members, partners, friends and supporters a healthy, happy and safe holiday season! We thank you all for your ongoing support and wish you all the best for 2014.
We also hope that you may contemplate giving someone on your Christmas list the gift of ‘forest sustainability’ by choosing to support EOMF, by extension, with our Special Occasion option. Here you can select one of many high-quality e-cards - including one of four new winter scenes (thanks to accomplished photographers and long-time EOMF supporters Simon Lunn and Martha Copestake) and then designate your contribution amount, personalize your message, and we will send the e-card to the recipient on your behalf.
Special Occasion cards can also be used to celebrate birthdays, graduations, retirement, births - or any occasion that comes to your mind! Please click HERE to go to view our Winter scene e-cards. Happy Holidays!