Issuu on Google+

Certification Information Session

Mark Richardson General Manager


About this project‌


Who we are…

• Community-based forestry organization • 19.8 years in existence • Not-for-profit & charitable 3


Who we are…

• Board of Directors • Committees • Special advisors • 5 core staff • Many volunteers

4


Partnership based…. 280+ Partners • • • • •

First Nations Conservation organizations Industry Government at all levels Research and educational institutions • Forest entrepreneurs • Foundations • Others . . .

www.eomf.on.ca

5


About the EOMF….

• A settled landscape • Part of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence forest region

6


Beyond the Boundaries‌

7


Part of a larger group….

15

CMFN

www.eomf.on.ca

8


Beyond the boundaries‌.

9


What do we do‌. 1) Fostering, testing, & promoting new ideas 2) Building community & sector capacity 3) Developing & sharing practices 4) Feeding into science processes and policy debates SCIENCE & POLICY

www.eomf.on.ca

EOMF

SETTLED LANDSCAPE 10


Opportunities to engage • Forest Certification • Ecological Goods and Services • Information Transfer • Energy from wood • New products from wood • New markets for wood • Research support www.eomf.on.ca

11


What Challenges we are good at‌. The sustainability paradigm

70% Fibre Quality Wood

25% Sawlogs 5% Veneer

20% Value 60% Value

20% Value

www.eomf.on.ca

12


Challenges • Traditional wood markets changing

• New wood markets are coming, but when? www.eomf.on.ca

13


Sector Based Solutions ‌.

www.eomf.on.ca

14


Sector Based Solutions …. • Forest certification is a SFM tool • Private, municipal and crown land • Comfort through verification www.eomf.on.ca

15


Sector Based Solutions …. Program goals

• Opportunity • not too difficult but still credible

• Access • Affordable, local

• Market(s) www.eomf.on.ca •

Fibre driven

16


www.eomf.on.ca

17


18


Questions?

www.eomf.on.ca

19


/EOMF_Introduction_M._Richardson_1