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…
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…

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

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

Urban Forests: Progress and Challenges

Posted: Wednesday, 16 January 2019
On December 12th, 2018 the Eastern Ontario Model Forest and the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Institute of Forestry hosted its Christmas Forest Lecture on the subject of urban and near-urban forests – "Urban Forests: Nice to have? No, need to have". An article summarizing the discussions has been prepared (read article). In addition, a number of the presentations have been posted in the Publications section of the website
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