Posted: Thursday, 25 April 2019
Allison Jones · The Canadian Press Ontario is cancelling a tree planting program, with those involved warning the move will lead to the loss of jobs and environmental benefits that forests provide. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry told Forests Ontario the day after the Progressive Conservative government delivered its budget this month that the 50 Million Tree Program was being eliminated. Read the full story.
Posted: Thursday, 18 April 2019
The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that works to promote sustainable forest management practices througout Ontario. Our core programs of Forest Certification, Forest Education and Outreach, Regional Forest Health Network and Community Forest Carbon Offsets are guided by a desire to balance the economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainability. Loggers in Renfrew County Forest helping to create wildlife habitat by topping dead red pine tress, when safe to do so!Photo credit: Lacey RoseIn 1999 the EOMF began to explore forest certification as a means of promoting sustainable forest management for private forest owners. In…
Bruce County leads the way as first community forest to sign up for development of forest carbon offset projectPosted: Wednesday, 13 March 2019
The EOMF is excited to announce that Bruce County is the first community forest from the EOMF Certification Program to partner with Bluesource Canada to make the County part of the solution to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. KEMPTVILLE, ONTARIO — Last year, the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) partnered with Bluesource Canada to help forest certification members such as Bruce County navigate through the complexity of carbon credit development, verification and marketing. In the partnership, the EOMF and Bluesource Canada provide guidance to those community forests that are interested in pursuing the opportunity. Bruce County has a long…
Posted: Friday, 01 March 2019
A species few people have heard of – yet it is devastating the Hemlock forests and the delicate ecosystems that depend upon them. From infestations in our own backyards, the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid has already spread throughout the east coast of North America from the Carolinas up into Canada. View this informative video by Chris Foito. For other Regional Forest Health Network videos, visit our video library