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Work Plan 2006-2007

Prepared for Canadian Forest Service 1219 Queen Street East Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 2E5

February 28, 2006 _____________________________________________________________________________________ Forests for seven generations ~ Des forêts pour sept générations


Table of Contents Work Plan Overview ..................................................................................................................................

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Work Plan Overview Flow Chart ...............................................................................................................

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Financial Tables ..........................................................................................................................................

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Objective 1 Increase the Quality & Health of Existing Woodlands 1.1/02 Landowner Workshop Series .......................................................................................................... 1.2/02 Demonstration Forest Initiative ....................................................................................................... 1.3/02 Online Forest Management Tool ......................................................................................... 1.4/02 Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network .......................................................................................... 1.5/02 Non-timber Revenue Opportunities ................................................................................................ 1.6/02 Timber Product Revenue Opportunities ......................................................................................... 1.7/02 Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative ...................................................................................... 1.8/02 Landowner Education ..................................................................................................................... 1.9/02 Recognition Program (and Membership) ....................................................................................... 1.11/03 Science Management .................................................................................................................. 1.12/03 Biodiversity Indicators for Woodlands Owners (Observer Network) …………………………..

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Objective 2 Increase Forest Cover Across the Landscape 2.1/02 Sustainable Forest Management in Local Government Plans ........................................................ 2.2/02 Desired Future Forest Condition .................................................................................................... 2.3/02 Bog to Bog Landscape Demonstration ........................................................................................... 2.4/02 Strategic Planting Initiative ........................................................................................................... 2.5/02 Community and Former Agreement Forest Areas ......................................................................... 2.6/02 Criteria & Indicators / State of the Forest ....................................................................................... 2.9/05 Habitat Based Biodiversity Standards ...........................................................................................

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Objective 3 Expand the Informed, Knowledgeable & Committed Population 3.1/02 Communications & Outreach …….................................................................................................

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Objective 4 Increase the Strategic Transfer of SFM Beyond the Area of the EOMF 4.1/02 Exchange of SFM Beyond the Boundaries .................................................................................. 4.2/02 Web Site Use for Beyond the Boundaries Transfer of SFM ........................................................

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Objective 5 Strengthen SFM Through Equity Generation, Partnership Building and Program Analysis & Evaluation 5.1/02 Equity Generation .......................................................................................................................... 5.2/02 Akwesasne Partnership .................................................................................................................. 5.3/02 Analysis & Evaluation .....................................................................................................................

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Work Plan Overview 2006-2007 () Equity targets for these projects have been increased as a result of the $25,000 reduction in funding (effective across all model forests) from the Canadian Forest Service for 2006-07.

Objective 1 Increase the Health & Quality of Existing Woodlands 1.1/02 Landowner Workshop Series The EOMF, under the guidance of the Steering Committee, will provide significant in-kind support to the development and delivery of the workshop series in 2006-07. Two draft courses (Climate Change for Woodlot Owners; Wood and Tree Quality Assessment & Evaluation) will be finalized in the current fiscal year. Two new courses will also be developed, the topics of which will be determined by the Steering Committee early in 2006-07. Deferred in 2005-06, supplementary funding will be sought to support Phase 2 of the project (expanded outreach and course delivery, along with full-time coordination support). *$78,800 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

1.2/02 Demonstration Forest Initiative The EOMF will continue the work initiated last year with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Kemptville College aimed at enhancing the usability of the Agroforestry Centre facility for educational purposes. Specifically work will focus on upgrading the maple tubing system in place as well as conducting an inventory of the demonstration woodlot. Working alongside the Ferguson Forest Centre to enhance demonstration opportunities will be a second area of focus. One of the key activities will be to create a demonstration showcasing differing thinning regimes for lowland hardwood forests and mixed forests. The EOMF will also explore means of addressing barriers to new models of delivering SFM on smaller parcels of Crown land outside the jurisdiction of the SFL’s. The EOMF will also partner with Ontario Stewardship in Prince Edward County, sharing the experiences of the Bog to Bog and Lake to Lake landscape-level demonstration initiatives. In addition, effort will be given to existing demonstration sites, using them to help showcase SFM practices and principles, as well as to highlight EOMF and CMFN success stories. *$11,800 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

1.3/02 Online Forest Management Tool () In 2006-07, we plan to use the Forest Management Tool to map and inventory a small woodlot in PrescottRussell with the assistance of both the landowner and a local forestry consultant. By following the process through, from start of finish, we should get a better idea of usefulness of the tool and where alterations or enhancements should be made. These enhancements will be implemented as we progress through the exercise. The point of the work for this year is to ensure that the forest management tool is a solid, useful application that can be understood by landowners and forest consultants. *$7,505 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

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1.4/02 Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network (EOUFN) () The EOUFN will build upon and strengthen efforts to promote healthy urban forests to audiences within and beyond the EOMF. Some key activities for the current fiscal year include: • Working with Municipal arborists, Registered Professional Foresters and the Ontario Professional Foresters Association to better define the role of urban foresters and arborists in cities and towns • Participating in the 7th Canadian Urban Forest Conference in Quebec City • Working alongside CFS and partners to produce a reprint of A Guide to Planting Trees for Urban Residents. • Working with the Tree Canada Foundation and the University of Toronto (Andy Kenney) on the Canadian Urban Forest Strategy • Promoting the importance of urban forests through participation in community events such as the 2006 Forest Fair of Eastern Ontario. • Conducting workshops on the benefits of urban forests and trees. The EOUFN will also participate as a regional member of the Canadian Urban Forest Network, providing support and assistance to others interested in forming similar regional chapters across Canada. *$32,200 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

1.5/02 Non-timber Revenue Opportunities In the current fiscal year, this project will focus on two main areas: 1) Completing the development of a comprehensive Best Management Practices manual for agroforestry, and 2) Completing the guide to the understory plants of eastern Ontario (commenced in 2004-05, but delayed given the partnership opportunity to develop the above-noted BMP manual). *$4,400 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

1.6/02 Timber Product Revenue Opportunities The focus of efforts in 2006-2007 will be to finalize the plantation economics discussion paper begun in 2005-06. In addition, the revision of the EOMF Code of Forestry Practice will be finalized, providing additional information on woodlot revenue opportunities for private landowners. *$8,800 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

1.7/02 Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative () The focus of efforts for 2006-2007 will be to strengthen our work with the Eastern Ontario Certified Forest Owners – building their group and facilitating the operational implementation of their forest management plans. We will also work with other established groups and individual landowners interested in pursuing FSC certification; including the Upper Canada Woods Cooperative and a new landowner group in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry. Another important activity will be our work alongside community-based forests in eastern Ontario aimed at expanding FSC certification across the landscape. Many community forests in the region have expressed an interest in joining the EOMF’s Certification Program and we will be working with the forest managers to achieve certification. Transferring our knowledge to other regions in Ontario and beyond (e.g.., through workshops, field tours and information exchanges) remains a priority for the current fiscal year. *$232,133 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

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1.8/02 Landowner Education () This project supports a staff liaison in the provision of technical forestry expertise to landowners through various landowner-related activities and projects ranging from the development and delivery of a landowner workshop series to the provision of support to certification efforts and strategic planting initiatives. The staff liaison also provides significant support in the form of hosting tours and in transferring knowledge to landowners both within and beyond the boundaries of the EOMF. *$57,905 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

1.9/02 Recognition Program (and Membership) () The EOMF will build on Phase II and III efforts at recognizing outstanding contributions to sustainable forests by landowners and forest stewards. A strong effort will be made to maintain the visibility of the various awards developed to date (e.g., through newspaper submissions, press releases, school newsletters, Forestry Forum, etc.). This project also encompasses ongoing membership-related tasks (e.g., updates to the membership list, membership renewals, etc.). *$4,099 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

1.11/03 Science Management () The Forest Science Committee will provide advice and guidance to the EOMF from a forest science point of view. Implementing the science strategy developed in 2003-2004 will provide a focus for efforts. In particular, the Forest Science Committee will play a critical role in guiding state of the forest monitoring and reporting efforts. In addition to overseeing state of the forest efforts, a focus for the Forest Science Committee in 2006-2007 will be to provide guidance to the Future Forest Condition project as well as associated efforts under the Habitat Based Biodiversity Standards/ NAESI (National Agri-environmental Standards Initiative) project. *$5,100 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

1.12/03 Biodiversity Indicators for Woodland Owners (Observer Network) Efforts to expand the engaged group of observers will be a priority in the 2006-07 fiscal year (e.g., through ongoing promotion of the Observer Network, promotion of the biodiversity course-in-a-box developed in 2005-06, promotion of the monitoring protocols and extension notes produced in 2004-06, etc.). A critical point that emerged from the evaluation of the data input/gathering process in 2005-06 is the lack of any real feedback to the observer on changes and trends in species on their property over time. Work on the Observer Network project this year will address this, by providing reporting pages on the Web application to show individual observers the results of their work. An effort will also be made to enhance the availability of online help as an important component of the Web application. *$4,400 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

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Objective 2 Increase Forest Cover Across the Landscape 2.1/02 Sustainable Forest Management in Local Government Plans A report on municipal forestry case studies will be produced in the 2006-2007 fiscal year. This will entail research, interviews, and writing the report. *$10,200 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

2.2/02 Desired Future Forest Condition In the 2005-06 fiscal year efforts were planned to consult with stakeholders to discuss and formulate the Future Forest Condition plan, identify thresholds and various scenarios, and determine gaps between current indicator status and predicted indicator status. One of the first steps in the year brought together experts in scenario planning and forecasting to determine what the current state of knowledge was and to enlighten the Forest Science Committee in terms of what similar initiatives have been or are currently being conducted in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Forest Region. The EOMF pursued two existing initiatives with similar objectives to our Future Forest Condition project: Integrated Landscape Management (driven by the Policy Research Initiative) and the National Agri-Environmental Standards Initiative (NAESI) led by Environment Canada on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. These two initiatives were deemed potentially very beneficial for the EOMF in our quest to determine a future forest/landscape condition. In November of 2005 the EOMF hosted a workshop on Integrated Land Management sponsored by Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and the Policy Research Initiative. The EOMF also became a key partner in the Habitat Based Biodiversity Standards project under NAESI. The latter has impressive implications for both Future Forest/Landscape Condition and State of Forest reporting, in particular the definition of sustainable thresholds for biodiversity indicators. The focus for 2006-2007 will be to aid Environment Canada in their NAESI project through tasks such as data management (providing data to contractors working under EOMF/NAESI project), communications (the NAESI Web site is maintained under the Future Forest Condition page which is in turn under the State of Eastern Ontario’s Forests Web site), administration (financial accounting), and liaison (relating NAESI deliverables to State of the Forest and Future Forest Condition deliverables). *$13,400 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

2.3/02 Bog to Bog Landscape Demonstration The focus for 2006-07 will be on strengthening partnerships with former B2B project supporters. The B2B project was formally wrapped up in 2005, however, there is still enthusiasm from project partners to maintain a dialogue on pertinent issues. *$6,000 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

2.4/02 Strategic Planting Initiative Although planting has come to a close under the Strategic Planting Initiative, the EOMF remains committed to assisting partners in the tending of existing plantations as needed. The draft report summarizing planting and tending efforts developed in 2005-06 will also be finalized in the current fiscal year. *$6,000 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

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2.5/02 Community and Former Agreement Forest Areas The focus of efforts in 2006-2007 will be to maintain an active liaison with community forests by, for example, participating in the current year’s Community Forest Owners meeting (as in past years, the EOMF will assist in formulating the agenda for this meeting). The project will also explore the interest of community forests in becoming involved in initiatives such as sustainable forest certification. Considerable progress was made in this area in 2005-06 (see Work Plan Project 1.7/02). *$4,400 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

2.6/02 Criteria & Indicators / State of the Forest () The expected workload has resulted in a 2006-07 plan to fully complete the suite of criteria previously initiated in 2004-2006 (rather than take on 2 new criteria this year). This includes refinement of indicators with new information, completion of proposed work that could not be completed due to time restraints, augmentation and maintenance on the site (e.g., search and fix broken links, create a front page with more information), and further marketing of the site to partners through the newsletter and cross promotion. The criteria to be addressed include Biological Diversity, Ecosystem Condition and Productivity, Economic and Social Benefits, and Soil & Water. *$65,375 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

2.9/05 Habitat Based Biodiversity Standards The National Agri-environmental Standards Initiative (NAESI) is the Environment Canada program to set performance standards which define desired environmental outcomes, for agriculture, that address each of several environmental themes. A working group has been established for each environmental theme. This project is part of the work plan for the Biodiversity Thematic Group. The purpose of the pilot project is to refine/develop/test a process for consolidating and analyzing existing information and data to answer the question, “what is the quantity, quality and pattern of habitat, at multiple scales, required to meet the habitat requirements for a suite of surrogate species which represent structural, compositional and functional components of biodiversity?” This work is an extension / refinement of the process used in the document “How much habitat is enough?” produced by Environment Canada (see www.on.gc.ca/wildlife//publications-e.html). The Forest Science Committee will be responsible for overseeing this important piece of work. *$190,000 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

Objective 3 Expand the Informed, Knowledgeable & Committed Population 3.1/02 Communications & Outreach The EOMF Communications Committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Phase III (2002-2007) Communications & Outreach Plan. Key efforts for the current fiscal year include: • Implementation and tweaking of Communications & Outreach program activities, with a focus on ensuring a strong finish to the end of Phase III (as per an updated Communications & Outreach matrix for 2006-2007). • Efforts to document and effectively communicate our successes and outcomes (part of our evaluation and analysis efforts). • Efforts to support CMFN outreach activities, in particular the legacy and future program development aspects (e.g., 15-year summary report on achievements, Web site).

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Building on past successes, the EOMF will continue to play a vital role in coordinating the suite of seasonal community forestry events in eastern Ontario, including the Forest Fair, the Christmas Seminar and the Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference. These extremely popular and well-attended events continue to generate interest and engage people in new and emerging facets of sustainable forest management. The 2005 Christmas Seminar, for example, has resulted in the forging of several new partnerships in the realm of bioproducts. Opportunities for further strengthening the EOMF’s role in sustainable forest education will be pursued through involvement in Envirothon, the Eastern Canadian Teacher’s Tour, National Forest Week efforts, the Frontenac Arch Biosphere/Outdoor Educator's Awareness Initiative and the Ontario Education for Sustainable Development Working Group. The Communications Committee will also be integrally involved in the efforts associated with the development of the strategic plan for 2007 and beyond. *$180,683 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

Objective 4 Increase the Strategic Transfer of SFM Beyond the Area of the EOMF 4.1/02 Exchange of SFM Beyond the Boundaries The EOMF will broaden and strengthen the transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond eastern Ontario through various activities and events. As part of the approach to working beyond our boundaries, the expertise of a special advisor who resides in the greater Toronto area will be used to provide regular representation in meetings and events linked to our efforts (e.g., meetings of The Ontario Rural Council, OMNR science forums, etc.) The EOMF will play a strong role in supporting regional, national and international efforts at furthering sustainable forestry. Examples include: • • • • • • • •

Working alongside the Lake Abitibi Model Forest as an “Ontario Model Forest Network” on broad policy-level initiatives (e.g., Canada-Ontario MOU on Forestry) and various outreach efforts. Providing input to, and supporting, the strategic initiatives of the Canadian Model Forest Network – in particular, the EOMF will continue to play a strong role in helping to guide and support the Private Woodlots Strategic Initiative. Supporting network-level communications and outreach efforts (e.g., representation at events, hosting tours, development of communications materials). Participating on the various network-level steering committees (e.g., Private Woodlots Steering Committee, Web Site Steering Committee). Providing input to the National Forest Strategy and supporting its implementation provincewide. Participating in the development of the Canadian Urban Forest Strategy as a member of the Canadian Urban Forest Network. Hosting tours with international delegations in partnership with the International Model Forest Network Secretariat (IMFNS). Supporting communications and outreach efforts of the IMFNS.

*$16,000 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

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4.2/02 Web Site Use for Beyond the Boundaries Transfer of SFM The Projects and Initiatives section of the EOMF Web site currently lists several projects that have their own “mini-sites”. However, information on many of our projects can only be found in the Work Plan and Annual Report. Efforts this year will focus on enhancing this section of the site to give a database-driven, searchable set of pages that detail each of the EOMF’s projects. Project details will be similar to the information contained in the Work Plan, but will also include links to project Web sites, downloads of project results and reports where applicable, and other pertinent information. *$15,200 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

Objective 5 Strengthen SFM Through Equity Generation, Partnership Building and Program Analysis & Evaluation 5.1/02 Equity Generation Some of the key areas of focus for the Equity project leader under the Equity Generation project for the 2006-2007 fiscal year include: • Assisting with the preparation of applications and proposals to funding institutions, government agencies and private sector, based on identified equity needs related to mapping and information and especially Integrated Landscape Management. • Initiating a search for first valued-added wood products project developers and other identified economic development initiatives related to biomass and bioproducts including but not restricted to northern housing. • Broadening the base of support by examining current partnerships, analyzing gaps and broadening the EOMF association with the New York Forest convergence, OMNR Forest Strategy and other groups. • Participation in various outreach events (e.g., workshops, conferences, field days, tours leading to new networks and connections). The project leader will also work closely with the Equity Committee, staff, board and Futures Working Group on the preparation of the strategic plan for 2007 and beyond. *$368,600 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

5.2/02 Akwesasne Partnership The EOMF/Akwesasne Partnership has generated interest on the part of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne to develop a comprehensive forest management plan for the community of Akwesasne. The development of a long-term forest management plan for Akwesasne has been identified as a priority. The EOMF will assist in efforts to develop this long-term forest management plan, a multi-year activity. Other areas of effort include: • Participating on EOMF committees and working groups • Participating in beyond-the-boundaries outreach efforts of the EOMF, the Canadian Model Forest Network and the International Model Forest Network Secretariat • Developing a seed bank for all species of ash given mounting concerns over emerald ash borer • Participating in Species at Risk restoration initiatives, such as those associated with butternut • Working with the EOMF and South Nation Conservation on black ash preservation / regeneration / restoration efforts As part of the Community Health Indicators project at Akwesasne, an indicator exploring the links between community health and forests will be developed. Under the Akwesasne Partnership, the expertise of the EOMF and the knowledge of the Mohawks will be used to develop this indicator.

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A further area of focus will be assisting in evaluation and analysis activities outlined under Project 5.3/02. *$129,000 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

5.3/02 Analysis & Evaluation One of the major undertakings for the current fiscal year will be to carry out an in-depth roll up of program achievements and performance based on the Phase III Evaluation & Performance Management Framework. This will be part and parcel of an anticipated evaluation of the overall Canadian Model Forest Program. The EOMF will seek partner support and endorsement for the program beyond 2007, with a strong emphasis on garnering partner feedback on program successes and future opportunities and roles for the EOMF in supporting sustainable forestry in a landscape context. Results of the end-of-Phase III survey (conducted in 2005-06) will be incorporated into program activity as feasible in the interest of ensuring a strong finish to the end of Phase III. The survey results will also be carefully considered in developing the strategic plan for the new program. *$12,400 – Total effort by the EOMF, its partners and supporters.

*For further detail on funding sources, please see the individual project plans.

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WORK PLAN OVERVIEW 2006 2006--2007 Objective 1 Increase Quality & Health of Existing Woodlands

Objective 2 Increase Forest Cover Across the Landscape

Objective 3 Expand the Informed, Knowledgeable & Committed Population

Objective 4 Increase Strategic Transfer of SFM Beyond the EOMF

Objective 5 Strengthen SFM Through Equity, Partnerships and Analysis & Evaluation

Rural Landowners

Agencies & Government

Public

Public Beyond EOMF

All Groups

Landowner Workshop Series Series $4,800 Demonstration Forest Initiative $4,800 Online Forest Management Tool $3,005 Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network $1,200 Non-timber Revenue Opportunities $2,400 Timber Product Revenue Opportunities $2,400 Sustainable Forest Certification $59,633 Landowner Education $45,405

SFM in Local Government Plans $7,200

Communications & Outreach $66,683

Desired Future Forest Condition $5,400

Exchange of SFM Beyond the Boundaries $6,000

Equity Generation $9,600

Web Site Use for SFM Transfer $13,200

Akwesasne Partnership $44,000

Bog to Bog Landscape Demonstration $0

Analysis & Evaluation $2,400

Strategic Planting Initiative $0 Former Agreement Forest Areas $2,400

C&I / State of the Forest $45,375 Habitat Based Biodiversity Standards $0

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Recognition Program (and Membership) $599 Science Management $600

Eastern Ontario Model Forest Committee Structure The Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network, the Certification Working Group, and the Nominating & Awards Committee oversee key projects under Objective 1. The Forest Science Committee holds primary responsibility for overseeing Objective 2; The Forests & Climate Change Working Group is also in place to guide efforts under Objectives 1 and 2. The Communications Committee oversees Objective 3. All Committees are inextricably linked with Objective 4. The Equity Committee oversees Objective 5; The Futures Working Group is also strongly implicated in efforts under Objective 5.

Biodiversity Indicators for Woodland Owners $2,400

Objective 1 TOTAL $127,242

Objective 2 TOTAL $60,375

Objective 3 TOTAL $66,683

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Objective 4 TOTAL $19,200

Objective 5 TOTAL $56,000


2006-2007 Project Budget EOMF ($)

Direct

Direct

Contribution - Other ($)

Contribution - In-Kind ($)

Objective 1 – Increase the Quality & Health of Existing Woodlands 1.1/02 Landowner Workshop Series 1.2/02 Demonstration Forest Initiative

4,800 4,800 3,005 1,200 2,400 2,400 59,633 45,405 599 600 2,400

70,000 (pending) 0 2,500 1,000 0 2,400 (pending) 62,500 (pending) 2,500 1,500 1,500 0

4,000 7,000 2,000 30,000 2,000 4,000 110,000 10,000 2,000 3,000 2,000

127,242

143,900

176,000

2.1/02 Sustainable Forest Management in Local Government Plans

7,200

0

3,000

2.2/02 Desired Future Forest Condition 2.3/02 Bog to Bog Landscape Demonstration 2.4/02 Strategic Planting Initiative 2.5/02 Community and Former Agreement Forest Areas 2.6/02 Criteria & Indicators / State of the Forest 2.9/05 Habitat Based Biodiversity Standards

5,400 0 0 2,400

0 0 0 0

8,000 6,000 6,000 2,000

45,375 0 60,375

5,000 190,000 195,000

15,000 0 40,000

66,683 66,683

12,000 12,000

102,000 102,000

6,000 13,200

0 0

10,000 2,000

19,200

0

12,000

349,000 3,000 0 352,000 6,000

10,000 82,000 10,000 102,000

ADMINISTRATION

9,600 44,000 2,400 56,000 145,500

PROGRAM TOTALS

475,000

708,900

432,000

1.3/02 Online Forest Management Tool 1.4/02 Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network 1.5/02 Non-timber Revenue Opportunities 1.6/02 Timber Product Revenue Opportunities 1.7/02 Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative 1.8/02 Landowner Education 1.9/02 Recognition Program (and Membership) 1.11/03 Science Management 1.12/03 Biodiversity Indicators for Woodland Owners

Objective 2 – Increase Forest Cover Across the Landscape

Objective 3 – Expand the Informed, Knowledgeable & Committed Population 3.1/02 Communications & Outreach (Plan) Objective 4 – Increase the Strategic Transfer of SFM Beyond the Area of the EOMF 4.1/02 Exchange of SFM Beyond the Boundaries 4.2/02 Web Site Use for Beyond the Boundaries Transfer of SFM Objective 5 – Strengthen SFM Through Equity Generation, Partnership Building and Program Analysis & Evaluation 5.1/02 Equity Generation 5.2/02 Akwesasne Partnership 5.3/02 Analysis & Evaluation

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EOMF Five Year Summary

Funding 2002/03

Funding 2003/04

Funding 2004/05

Funding 2005/06

Funding 2006/07

Total

0 8,000 10,000 3,000 2,000 2,000 50,000 40,000 2,000 5,000

5,000 3,000 10,000 3,000 2,000 2,000 50,000 40,000 2,000 0 1,000 4,000

0 8,000 5,000 3,000 2,000 2,000 50,000 40,000 2,000 0 0 7,000

5,000 3,000 5,000 3,000 2,000 2,000 53,000 40,000 2,000 0 1,000 0

4,800 4,800 3,005 1,200 2,400 2,400 59,633 45,405 599 0 600 2,400

14,800 26,800 33,005 13,200 10,400 10,400 262,633 205,405 8,599 5,000 2,600

0 122,000

0 122,000

0 119,000

0 116,000

0 127,242

0 606,242

2.1/02 Sustainable Forest Management in Local Government Plans

10,000

2,000

2,000

5,000

7,200

2.2/02 Desired Future Forest Condition 2.3/02 Bog to Bog Landscape Demonstration 2.4/02 Strategic Planting Initiative 2.5/02 Community and Former Agreement Forest Areas 2.6/02 Criteria & Indicators / State of the Forest 2.8/04 Leeds Landscape Connectivity Project 2.9/05 Habitat Based Biodiversity Standards

10,000 0 0 5,000

9,000 0 0 2,000

2,000 0 0 2,000

10,000 0 0 2,000

5,400 0 0 2,400

40,000 0 0 65,000

47,000 0 0 60,000

48,000 0 0 54,000

38,000 0 340,000 395,000

45,375 0 0 60,375

13,400 218,375 0 0 294,375

51,000 51,000

51,000 51,000

56,000 56,000

56,000 56,000

66,683 66,683

280,683 280,683

3,000 10,000

8,000 10,000

9,000 11,000

8,000 10,000

6,000 13,200

34,000

0

0

0

0

Objective 1 – Increase the Quality & Health of Existing Woodlands 1.1/02 Landowner Workshop Series 1.2/02 Demonstration Forest Initiative 1.3/02 Online Forest Management Tool 1.4/02 Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network 1.5/02 Non-timber Revenue Opportunities 1.6/02 Timber Product Revenue Opportunities 1.7/02 Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative 1.8/02 Landowner Education 1.9/02 Recognition Program (and Membership) 1.10/02 Science & Information Gaps 1.11/03 Science Management 1.12/03 Biodiversity Indicators for Woodland Owners 1.13/03 Sugar Maple and Climate Impacts

13,400

Objective 2 – Increase Forest Cover Across the Landscape 26,200 36,400 0 0

Objective 3 – Expand the Informed, Knowledgeable & Committed Population 3.1/02 Communications & Outreach (Plan) Objective 4 – Increase the Strategic Transfer of SFM Beyond the Area of the EOMF 4.1/02 Exchange of SFM Beyond the Boundaries 4.2/02 Web Site Use for Beyond the Boundaries Transfer of SFM 4.3/02 SFM Initiatives With First Nations Communities Beyond the EOMF Objective 5 – Strengthen SFM Through Equity, Partnerships, and Program Analysis & Evaluation 5.1/02 Equity Generation 5.2/02 Akwesasne Partnership 5.3/02 Analysis & Evaluation

PROGRAM TOTALS (Projects Only)

42,320

13,000

18,000

20,000

18,000

19,200

5,000 44,000 0 49,000

5,000 44,000 0 49,000

5,000 44,000 2,000 51,000

10,000 44,000 1,000 55,000

9,600 44,000 2,400 56,000

300,000

300,000

300,000

640,000

329,500

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0 88,200

34,600 220,000 5,400 260,000 0 1,869,500


Eastern Ontario Model Forest Canadian Forest Service Contribution Agreement EOMF Financial Projection 2006/2007 INCOME Federal Contribution Membership Other Charitable Donations Contracts & Supplementary Projects Fund Balance TOTAL INCOME Expenses

1st 1/4 $118,750 $1,750 $10,375 $250 141,481 $57,592

2nd 1/4 118,750 $1,750 $10,375 $250 141,481 $57,592

3rd 1/4 118,750 $1,750 $10,375 $250 141,481 57,592

4th 1/4 118,750 $1,750 $10,375 $250 141,481 57,592

TOTAL $475,000 7,000 41,500 1,000 565,924 230,368

$330,198

330,198

330,198

330,198

1,320,792

1st 1/4

2nd 1/4

3rd 1/4

4th 1/4

TOTAL

37,125 11,375 $250 $141,481

37,125 11,375 $250 $141,481

37,125 11,375 $250 $141,481

37,125 11,375 $250 $141,481

148,500 45,500 1,000 565,924

Fund Balance

57,592

57,592

57,592

57,592

230,368

Total Administration

247,823

247,823

247,823

247,823

991,292

1,200 1,200 751 300

1,200 1,200 751 300

1,200 1,200 751 300

1,200 1,200 752 300

4,800 4,800 3,005 1,200

600 600

600 600

600 600

600 600

2,400 2,400

1.7/02 Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative

14,908

14,908

14,908

14,909

59,633

1.8/02 Landowner Education 1.9/02 Recognition Program (and Membership) 1.11/02 Science Management 1.12/03 Biodiversity Indicators for Woodland Owners

11,351 149

11,351 150

11,351 150

11,352 150

45,405 599

150 600

150 600

150 600

150 600

600 2,400

Total Objective 1

31,809

31,810

31,810

31,813

127,242

Salary and Benefits Core Operation & Administration Charitable Expenses Contract & Supplementary Projects

Objective 1 – Increase the Quality & Health of Existing Woodlands 1.1/02 Landowner Workshop Series 1.2/02 Demonstration Forest Initiative 1.3/02 Online Forest Management Tool 1.4/02 Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network 1.5/02 Non-timber Revenue Opportunities 1.6/02 Timber Product Revenue Opportunities

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Objective 2 – Increase Forest Cover Across the Landscape 2.1/02 Sustainable Forest Management in Local Government Plans

1,800

1,800

1,800

1,800

7,200

2.2/02 Desired Future Forest Condition

1,350

1,350

1,350

1,350

5,400

0

0

0

0

0

0 600

0 600

0 600

0 600

0 2,400

11,343

11,344

11,344

11,344

45,375

0

0

0

0

0

15,093

15,094

15,094

15,094

60,375

16,670 16,670

16,671 16,671

16,671 16,671

16,671 16,671

66,683 66,683

4.1/02 Exchange of SFM Beyond the Boundaries

1,500

1,500

1,500

1,500

6,000

4.2/02 Web Site Use for Beyond the Boundaries Transfer of SFM

3,300

3,300

3,300

3,300

13,200

Total Objective 4

4,800

4,800

4,800

4,800

19,200

2,400 11,000 600 14,000

2,400 11,000 600 14,000

2,400 11,000 600 14,000

2,400 11,000 600 14,000

9,600 44,000 2,400 56,000

82,372 278,856

82,375 278,856

82,375 278,856

82,378 278,856

329,500 1,320,792

2.3/02 Bog to Bog Landscape Demonstration 2.4/02 Strategic Planting Initiative 2.5/02 Community and Former Agreement Areas 2.6/02 Criteria & Indicators / State of the Forest 2.9/05 Habitat Based Biodiversity Standards Total Objective 2 Objective 3 – Expand the Informed, Knowledgeable & Committed Population 3.1/02 Communications & Outreach (Plan) Total Objective 3 Objective 4 – Increase the Strategic Transfer of SFM Beyond the Area of the EOMF

Objective 5 – Strengthen SFM Through Equity Generation, Partnership Building and Program Analysis & Evaluation 5.1/02 Equity Generation 5.2/02 Akwesasne Partnership 5.3/02 Analysis & Evaluation Total Objective 5 PROGRAM TOTALS (Projects Only) Total Expenditure

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1. Project Name:

Landowner Workshop (Course-in-a-Box) Series

2. Project #:

1.1/02

3. Project Leader:

Mark Richardson

4. Partners:

Lead Partners and Role: Landowner Workshop Series Steering Committee. Participating Partners and Role: EOMF, local Stewardship Councils, Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority. The Landowner Workshop Series Steering Committee is responsible for overseeing the coordination and delivery of the workshops, with support and assistance from the participating partners.

5. Rationale:

Surveys have consistently shown that landowners want hands-on educational programs developed specifically for their needs. In Phase II, the Landowner Workshop Series program demonstrated that this approach can have an impact on how landowners approach property stewardship and land management. The importance of expanding this effort therefore is clear. The concept of ‘canning’ a number of recognized and accepted Best Management Practices (BMP’s) into a series of courses on a variety of relevant SFM and land management topics has not been tried in other model forests or other regions of the country.

6. Linkages:

The Landowner Workshop Series has linkages to a number of other EOMF projects. Courses are planned that will feed into the Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative, State of the Forest Monitoring & Reporting efforts, Web site development efforts, and beyond the boundaries transfer of knowledge and tools.

7. Description:

The EOMF, under the guidance of the Steering Committee, will provide significant in-kind support to the development and delivery of the workshop series in 2006-07. Two draft courses (Climate Change for Woodlot Owners; Wood and Tree Quality Assessment & Evaluation) will be finalized in the current fiscal year. Two new courses will also be developed, the topics of which will be determined by the Steering Committee early in 2006-07. Deferred in 2005-06, supplementary funding will be sought to support Phase 2 of the project (including expanded outreach and course delivery, and full-time coordination support).

8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. …To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. …To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. …To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management.

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EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. 5To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To develop and deliver practical, hands-on courses tailored to landowners, forest workers and forestry consultants. 2. To expand the reach of the project (e.g., delivery, promotion of the courses) both within and beyond the area of the EOMF. 9. Implementation Strategy:

Increasing the use of SFM by landowners and forest workers (Objective 1).

10. Reach:

Primary Users / Clients: Landowners, forest workers, forestry consultants. Co-Deliverers: Landowner Workshop Series Steering Committee, partners (as listed in Section 4). Other Beneficiaries: Stewardship councils in eastern Ontario and beyond, Conservation Authorities, interest groups.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$4,800

$70,000 Pending successful foundation funding( Trillium Foundation to be approached)

$4,000 Volunteer time of steering committee members

Total - $4,800

Total - $70,000 (pending successful foundation funding)

Total - $4,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Updated the following course titles: 9 Asian longhored beetle / emerald ash borer 9 Woodlot Management • Updated course list • Documented methodology for developing new courses

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Activities for 2006-2007 Finalize the following course titles: 1) Climate Change for Woodlot Owners 2) Wood and Tree Quality Assessment & Evaluation

July 2006

Develop two courses on appropriate topics

March 2007

Develop Phase 2 project plan

April 2006

Continue to seek supplementary funding for Phase 2 of the project (expanded outreach and course delivery, and full-time coordination support).

March 2007

Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Landowner workshop series outreach and delivery

Complete

13. Deliverables:

• Course on ALB/EAB delivered 2 times • Course on Invasive Species delivered once • Information session on project delivered in Penticton B.C. • Launch / awareness-building exercise with Ontario Stewardship network • First draft of climate change course Deliverables for 2006-2007 Finalized courses as follows: 1) Climate Change for Woodlot Owners 2) Wood and Tree Quality Assessment & Evaluation

July 2006

Two new courses (topics to be determined by Steering Committee)

March 2007

Phase 2 project plan

May 2006

Capital to implement Phase 2 of the project

March 2007

14. Property Agreements:

None required.

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • A fostering of the development of a large number of courses and information packages aimed at private landowners and forestry consultants delivering private land management. • Finalization and updating of existing courses, along with the development of new courses. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • A strengthening of the quality of management occurring on private land by developing and increasing landowner and forestry worker awareness of issues pertinent to private land stewardship. 18. Long-Term Outcomes of Project Activity: • An increase in the number of hectares of land managed appropriately. • An enhanced capacity for private landowners to access and apply pertinent information on topical areas of interest to the stewardship of their properties.

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19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? This project will build on Phase II efforts by delivering an expanded suite of landowner workshops. As part of Phase III efforts, the courses developed under this project will be promoted more vigorously and delivered more broadly across the landscape, both within and beyond the EOMF. 20. Outline the performance management strategy for the project. Performance indicators may include: • Number, diversity and scope of workshops developed. • Number of times courses are delivered, within and beyond the EOMF. • Number of participants at workshop events. • Feedback on the utility of courses.

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1. Project Name:

Demonstration Forest Initiative

2. Project #:

1.2/02

3. Project Leader:

Mark Richardson

4. Partners:

Lead: EOMF Participating Partner(s) and Role: Private landowners, Ferguson Forest Centre, local Stewardship Coordinators, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Kemptville College (University of Guelph).

5. Rationale:

The Demonstration Forest Initiative has been underway since the inception of the EOMF. Since this time, the EOMF has developed or partnered in the development of over 80 individual demonstration sites within its region. In addition, a new map and a Web site of demonstration areas have been published. The EOMF has been hosting tours of various sites as requested by the public, the Canadian Model Forest Network (CMFN), the International Model Forest Network Secretariat (IMFNS) and various interest groups. While the EOMF plans to continue with the maintenance of existing demonstration sites and the development of new ones as appropriate, efforts in 2006-2007 will focus on the Ferguson Forest Centre demonstration site and the Kemptville College (University of Guelph) maple interpretive facility. The Ferguson Forest Centre holds great potential as a ‘flagship’ demonstration site for the EOMF, being only a 2-kilometre drive from EOMF headquarters and a 30-minute drive from CMFN headquarters in Ottawa. The Kemptville College (University of Guelph) Agroforestry Centre woodlot and maple interpretive facility hold great potential for providing educational opportunities. The woodlot is in need of inventory, and the maple facility is in need of some upgrades (e.g., maple tubing system).

6. Linkages:

This demonstration project has strong linkages to all EOMF objectives and most of the ongoing projects within the EOMF. It has strong ties to the Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative, the Landowner Workshop Series, the Bog to Bog Landscape Demonstration, the Leeds Landscape Connectivity (‘Lake to Lake’) Project and the Community and Former Agreement Forest Areas initiative.

7. Description:

The Focus in 2006-2007 The EOMF will continue the work initiated last year with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Kemptville College aimed at enhancing the usability of the Agroforestry Centre facility for educational purposes. Specifically work will focus on upgrading the maple tubing system in place as well as conducting an inventory of the demonstration woodlot. Working alongside the Ferguson Forest Centre to enhance demonstration opportunities will be a second area of focus. One of the key activities will be to create a demonstration showcasing differing thinning regimes for lowland hardwood forests and mixed forests. The EOMF will also explore means of addressing barriers to new models of delivering SFM on smaller parcels of Crown land outside the jurisdiction of the SFL’s.

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The EOMF will also partner with Ontario Stewardship in Prince Edward County, sharing the experiences of the Bog to Bog and Lake to Lake landscapelevel demonstration initiatives. In addition, effort will be given to existing demonstration sites, using them to help showcase SFM practices and principles, as well as to highlight EOMF and CMFN success stories. 8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. …To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. 5To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. …To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. 5To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To promote sustainable forest management through demonstration.

9. Implementation Strategy: 10. Reach:

Increasing use of SFM by landowners and forest workers (Objective 1). Primary Users / Clients: Forest landowners, forest workers, school groups, visitors to the EOMF. Co-Deliverers: A broad range of EOMF partners (e.g., Stewardship Coordinators, Ferguson Forest Centre, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Kemptville College-University of Guelph, etc.). Other Beneficiaries: Canadian Model Forest Network, International Model Forest Network Secretariat.

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11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$4,800

None anticipated.

$2,000 Time and expertise contributed by FFC $5,000 Time and expertise contributed by Kemptville College-University of Guelph

Total - $4,800

Total - $0

Total - $7,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Reviewed and updated the FFC plan and conducted some harvest operations in over-stocked stands.

Complete

• Encouraged use of upgraded Fortune Farms site, and made revisions to the technical guide based on client feedback. • Worked alongside the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Kemptville College to upgrade the Agroforestry Centre maple facility • Initiated development of inventory for the Agroforestry Centre woodlot • Facilitated opportunities to develop a landscape demonstration project in Prince Edward County, sharing the experiences of Bog to Bog and the Leeds Landscape Connectivity (‘Lake to Lake’) Project. • Hosted approximately 20 tours of demonstration forests to various groups from Ontario, other provinces, the United States, and abroad Activities for 2006-2007 Continue to work with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Kemptville College to enhance the usability of the Agroforestry Centre maple facility for educational purposes (including enhancements to the maple tubing system and an inventory of the demonstration woodlot).

March 2007

Continue to work with the Ferguson Forest Centre to enhance demonstration opportunities - e.g., create a demonstration showcasing different thinning regimes for lowland hardwood forests and mixed forests.

March 2007

Continue to explore means of addressing barriers to new models of delivering SFM on smaller parcels of Crown land outside the jurisdiction of the SFL’s.

March 2007

Continue to partner with Ontario Stewardship in Prince Edward County, sharing the experiences of Bog to Bog and the Leeds Landscape Connectivity (‘Lake to Lake’) Project.

March 2007

Conduct tours and field visits to the network of demonstration sites with interested parties as appropriate.

March 2007

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13. Deliverables: Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Completed management prescriptions for FFC Demonstration Forest

Complete

• Completed tree marking in FFC Demo Forest Deliverables for 2006-2007 Inventory of the Agroforestry Centre demonstration woodlot.

March 2007

Demonstration on thinning regimes at the Ferguson Forest Centre.

March 2007

Support to landscape-level demonstration initiatives (e.g., Prince Edward County efforts).

March 2007

Tours and field visits to promote SFM using network of demonstration forests.

March 2007

14. Property Agreements:

None required.

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Continued use of existing demonstration sites • Enhanced demonstration sites • Upgraded maple facility at Kemptville College (Agroforestry Centre) 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity • Enhanced opportunities to promote and demonstrate sustainable forest management principles and practices in an interactive, hands-on way. 18. Long-Term Outcomes of Project Activity: • Enhanced implementation of sustainable forest practices by forest landowners and forest workers. • Enhanced viability of local demonstration sites which serve as long-term examples of sustainable forest management. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? This project is a natural continuation of the EOMF Demonstration Forest program initiated in Phase I. It will not only expand demonstration and education opportunities, but will also show that appropriate management does have significant benefits to the forests of eastern Ontario. 20. Outline the performance management strategy for the project. Assessment of project performance will be monitored by the project partners. Performance indicators may include: • Overall usage of the forest demonstration sites (e.g., number of visitors from within and beyond the boundaries of the EOMF). • Feedback on the educational value of visits to the various demonstration sites.

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1. Project Name:

Online Forest Management Tool

2. Project #:

1.3/02

3. Project Leader:

Greg Moffatt

4. Partners:

Lead Partner(s) and Role: Eastern Ontario Model Forest will coordinate the development and delivery of the products. Participating Partner(s) and Role: The United Counties of Prescott-Russell are partners in the Rural Economic Development (RED) funding application, and will play a limited role in the guidance of the project. Other partners may include (but are not limited to) provincial government ministries, conservation authorities, municipal governments, forest consultants, and the public. These partners will provide direction, support, and information to facilitate the development of the products.

5. Rationale:

Forest stewards (consultants, municipalities, public) require tools to properly manage their woodlots (maps, inventory sheets, information). The Online Forest Management Tool (FMT) assists them in practicing sustainable forest management through the online development of components of a forest management plan. With the development of the tool complete, a thorough audit of the tool will be used to identify areas where the functionality and ease-of-use can be improved.

6. Linkages:

The Forest Management Tool builds on the EOMF Code of Forestry Practice and A True Picture: Taking an Inventory of Your Woodlot. Also linked to the tool are the EOMF Forest Certification project, the Information Kiosk, the Observer Network, State of the Forest monitoring and reporting, and the EOMF Web site. In performing the audit, our established partnerships with woodlot owners, forest consultants, and community forest managers will be tapped to ensure that the audit comes from the point-of-view of the end user.

7. Description:

The Forest Management Tool took a slightly different track from the planned activities this year. We had originally planned to conduct a structured audit of the application using potential users as an audit team; however, as the application was handed off to us from the third-party developer, we realized that some extra effort was needed in development before such an audit could take place. Specifically, we created a thorough online help file to guide users through all aspects of the tool. As well, we made some changes to both the interface and some of the behind-the-scenes code to make the tool more user-friendly. As a result of these necessary additions and changes, the public launch of the tool has been delayed. The tool is live on the Web at this point, but is not being actively marketed. See http://www.prescott-russell.on.ca/woodlottools. In 2006-07, we plan to use the tool to map and inventory a small woodlot in Prescott-Russell with the assistance of both the landowner and a local forestry consultant. By following the process through, from start of finish, we will understand the usefulness of the tool and where alterations or enhancements should be made. These enhancements will be implemented as we progress through the exercise. The point of the work for this year is to ensure that the Forest Management Tool is a solid, useful application that can be understood by landowners and forest consultants.

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Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries.

8. Objectives:

5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. …To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. 5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. …To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. …To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To critically evaluate the Forest Management Tool in terms of its usability and functionality. 2. To develop a plan for improvement and enhancement of the Forest Management Tool. 9. Implementation Strategy:

Increasing use of SFM by landowners and forest workers (Objective 1)

10. Reach:

Primary Users / Clients: Landowners, consultants, municipalities, public. Co-Deliverers: United Counties of Prescott-Russell, Boisés Est, audit team (TBD) Other Beneficiaries: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$3,005

$2,500 Equity target

$2,000 Volunteer time contributed to mapping and inventorying exercise

Total - $3,005

Total - $2,500

Total - $2,000

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12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 FMT installed on UCPR Web server FMT introductory Web pages developed FMT help file developed and integrated FMT interface made more user-friendly Presentations delivered to: •

Complete

OMNR staff, management, and eastern Ontario Stewardship Coordinators

• La Cité Collégiale students Poster developed and displayed at: •

Ontario East Municipal Conference, Kingston, ON

GIS Day, Cornwall, ON

EMAN National Science Conference, Penticton, BC

Faculty of Forestry Careers Day, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Activities for 2006-2007 Use the Forest Management Tool to map and conduct an inventory of a small woodlot in Prescott-Russell, noting potential enhancements, and implementing changes in the process.

September 2006

Establish prominent links on both the Prescott-Russell Web site and the EOMF home page.

October 2006

Promote the tool.

March 2007

13. Deliverables: Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • FMT online help file

Complete

• FMT introductory Web pages • Improved FMT interface • FMT presentation • FMT poster Deliverables for 2006-2007 Map and forest inventory for a small, private woodlot.

September 2006

Improved and finalized application.

October 2006

Web links to the tool on UCPR, EOMF, and other partners’ sites.

October 2006

14. Property Agreements:

None required.

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening.

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16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Enhanced availability, usability, and effectiveness of tools to facilitate the development of forest management plans. • Increased awareness of tools available for forest management planning. • Increased awareness of sustainable forest management concepts and principles, sources of information, and resources for assistance. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Increased use of sustainable forest management techniques and practices. • Increased awareness of sustainable forest management principles. • Increased participation in the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). 18. Long-Term Outcomes of Project Activity: • Improvements to the health, quality, and quantity of woodlands in eastern Ontario, particularly in the private woodlot sector. • Landowners and forest stakeholders who are better informed on sustainable forest management. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? Data, techniques and information gathered or created through the mapping department in Phase II are incorporated into this product. Partnerships built in Phase I and II will be strengthened through this collaboration. The EOMF Code of Forestry Practice and its companion document A True Picture: Taking Inventory of Your Woodlot are used as a foundation for the tool. 20. List the performance indicators to be tracked. Web site use will be measured through server logs. Feedback from the landowner and forest consultant will measure our immediate success, while feedback from other users will measure success in the longer term. We will also endeavour to reach potential users in eastern Ontario through presentations and poster displays, and will track the number of people reached.

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1. Project Name:

Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network (EOUFN)

2. Project #:

1.4/02

3. Project Leader:

Jim McCready

4. Partners:

Lead Partner(s) and Role: City of Ottawa – With urban foresters on staff, the City of Ottawa will lead in development of urban forest techniques, official plan input, develop educational programs, and share these efforts with smaller cities, towns and villages in eastern Ontario which do not have the expertise or staff, or depend on volunteers for urban forest programs. National Capital Commission – With urban foresters on staff, the NCC will develop urban forest techniques and education programs which can be shared with smaller municipalities in eastern Ontario. Participating Partner(s) and Role: City of Cornwall, Towns of Carleton Place, Gananoque, Perth, Prescott, Mississippi Mills, Merrickville, Mohawk Community of Akwesasne. These communities are members of the Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network (EOUFN) either by having staff representation or representation from their Advisory Committees. The focus is to promote urban forestry in their respective municipalities.

5. Rationale:

The important role that urban forests play in enhancing quality of life in urban settings is currently not well-understood and recognized amongst local politicians, municipal staff, homeowners and residents, and the public in eastern Ontario. The goal of the Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network is to raise the profile of urban forests in eastern Ontario through better communications between larger and smaller municipalities, through education of those that live and work in the urban setting, through input into official plans and zoning bylaws recognizing trees, and through the use of urban forest techniques which are prescribed by the International Society of Arborists, Landscape Ontario and the Forest Gene Conservation Association.

6. Linkages:

The Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network is linked with the EOMF Communications Committee through the education of homeowners, councilors and municipal staff on the importance and benefits of urban trees. This will be achieved through the delivery of workshops, the development of plain language publications and the creation of a Web site. The Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network is also linked to the Canadian Urban Forest Network, the Council of Ontario Urban Forests, Tree Canada, Municipal Arborist of southern Ontario and the new urban forest network established in British Columbia to promote urban forest polices nationally.

7. Description:

The Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network links individuals, communities and agencies working on urban forest sustainability. • It will transfer urban forest knowledge and science between communities and individuals – in particular, from communities that have the expertise to the many smaller communities, which rely solely on volunteers. • It will help identify new opportunities in terms of public information, education, partnerships, funding and communications. • It will develop and deliver common messages and education to municipalities, communities, and the public in eastern Ontario and beyond. • It will promote urban forest best practices in eastern Ontario • It will promote municipal planning that recognizes and enhances

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sustainable urban forests in eastern Ontario and beyond. • It will participate in the development of the Canadian Urban Forest Strategy. • It will promote urban forestry by being a strong member of the Canadian Urban Forest Network. The Focus in 2006-2007 The EOUFN will build upon and strengthen efforts to promote healthy urban forests to audiences within and beyond the EOMF. Some key activities for the current fiscal year include: • Working with Municipal arborists, Registered Professional Foresters and the Ontario Professional Foresters Association to better define the role of urban foresters and arborists in cities and towns • Participating in the 7th Canadian Urban Forest Conference in Quebec City • Working alongside CFS and partners to produce a reprint of A Guide to Planting Trees for Urban Residents • Working with the Tree Canada Foundation and the University of Toronto (Andy Kenney) on the Canadian Urban Forest Strategy • Promoting the importance of urban forests through participation in community events such as the 2006 Forest Fair of Eastern Ontario • Conducting workshops on the benefits of urban forests and trees. The EOUFN will also participate as a regional member of the Canadian Urban Forest Network, providing support and assistance to others interested in forming similar regional chapters across Canada. 8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. 5To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. 5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contributes to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest.

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…To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To raise the profile of urban forests in eastern Ontario through: Ö Better communications between larger and smaller municipalities Ö Education of those that live and work in the urban setting Ö Input into official plans and zoning by-laws recognizing trees Ö Use of urban forest techniques, which are prescribed by the International Society of Arborists, Landscape Ontario and the Forest Gene Conservation Association. 2. To share EOUFN experiences nationally. 9. Implementation Strategy:

10. Reach:

The following Phase III implementation strategies are addressed by this project: Ö Increasing use of SFM by landowners and forest workers (Objective 1) Ö Science & information – filling gaps in knowledge of SFM (Objective 1) Ö Incorporating SFM in local government plans (Objective 2) Ö Communications & Outreach Plan (Objective 3) Ö Expanded outreach networks and tools (Objective 4) Ö Engaging communities beyond the area of the EOMF (Objective 4) Primary Users / Clients: Municipalities in eastern Ontario, municipal staff, councilors, urban forest advisory committees in large cities as well as smaller towns and villages in eastern Ontario, local homeowners, residents, students, volunteers, homeowners. Co-Deliverers: Partners, as listed in Section 4. Other Beneficiaries: International Society of Arborists, Landscape Ontario, Forest Gene Conservation Association, the Council of Ontario Urban Forests, Tree Canada Foundation, Canadian Urban Forest Network, Canadian Model Forest Network, municipalities beyond eastern Ontario.

11. Budget: EOMF $ $1,200

Direct Contributions – Other $ $1,000 Equity target

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$10,000 – City of Ottawa staff time as part of steering committee, staff time giving direction to other municipalities, volunteer time of the Forest and Green space Advisory Committee, contribution of existing documents such as official plans, discussion with other municipalities on tree protection policies, travel time and expenses, display material, use of facilities, preparation of news releases. $10,000 –Town of Carleton Place municipal arborist time, administration assistance, documents to other communities, assistance to other communities, travel. $ 5,000 – Tree Canada staff time as part of the steering committee, staff time reviewing brochures etc, information and statistics on urban forests, preparation

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of news releases, travel time. $2,000-National Capital Commission staff time as part of the steering committee, use of faculties, demonstration areas, and discussion with other municipalities on tree policies and standards. $2,000 Town of Gananoque volunteer time, assistance to other communities, travel $ 1,000 Community of Akwesasne staff time, volunteer time, travel. Total $1,200

Total - $1,000

Total - $30,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Delivered planting workshops (2) in Carleton Place

Complete

• Participated in the Forest Fair of Eastern Ontario • Participated in the Fall Forestry Forum organized by the Ottawa Forests & Greenspace Advisory Committee • Helped to organize and deliver the annual meeting of the Ottawa Chapter of the CIF on Urban Forestry • Participated in the 2006 Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference themed around climate change • Hosted urban forestry component of field visit with the director of the Great Lakes Forest Centre Activities for 2006-2007 Work with Municipal arborists, Registered Professional Foresters and the Ontario Professional Foresters Association to better define the role of urban foresters and arborists in cities and towns.

December 2006

Foster enhanced communications and networking with those in the Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network.

Ongoing

Participate with the EOUFN display at the 7th Canadian Urban Forest Conference in Quebec City.

October 2006

Work with CFS and other partners to produce a reprint of A Guide to Planting Trees for Urban Residents.

July 2006

Work with the Tree Canada Foundation and U of T (Andy Kenney) on the Canadian Urban Forest Strategy.

Ongoing

Contribute as a regional member of the Canadian Urban Forest Network and assist and encourage other regions in Canada to form similar chapters.

Ongoing

Maintain the Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network display and brochures for use by partners and EOUFN members.

Ongoing

Hold workshops on benefits of urban forests (goal is 5).

March 2007

Maintain and enhance as appropriate the EOUFN Web site.

March 2007

Promote the importance of urban forests through participation at the 2006 Forest Fair of Eastern Ontario in Kemptville.

September 2006

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13. Deliverables: Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • 2 workshops on planting in urban areas

Complete

• Brochure entitled ‘A Guide to Planting Trees for Urban Residents’ • Maintained and enhanced EOUFN Web site Deliverables for 2006-2007 Input into discussions surrounding the role of urban foresters as it pertains to the Ontario Professional Foresters Act.

December 2006

Reprint of A Guide to Planting Trees for Urban Residents.

July 2006

Workshops on the benefits of urban forests (goal is 5).

March 2007

Maintained and enhanced EOUFN Web site.

March 2007

14. Property Agreements:

None required.

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Compilation and sharing of information on urban forests between larger and smaller communities throughout eastern Ontario and beyond. • Development of new urban forest information products to share with individuals, communities and municipalities. • Expansion of membership in the EOUFN. • Enhanced understandings of the importance of urban forests to communities in eastern Ontario and beyond. • Enhanced Canadian Urban Forest Strategy through sharing of EOUFN experiences. • Enhanced bringing together of those working in the urban forest regions across Canada. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity • Enhanced understanding of urban forestry in eastern Ontario and beyond amongst local politicians, municipal staff, volunteers, homeowners and students. • A strengthened Canadian Urban Forest Network. 18. Long-Term Outcomes • An enhanced urban forest canopy in eastern Ontario. • The development of a Canadian Urban Forest Strategy for the urban forest regions of Canada. • A robust Canadian Urban Forest Network with strong policies, workable best management practices nation-wide, and adequate funding from government at all levels. • Provisions for sustainable urban forests will be better addressed in local official plans and by-laws. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? In Phases I and II of the EOMF, urban forest education was not a strong focus. However, there were some initial education efforts with partners through the delivery of public workshops on urban forestry – in particular following the Ice Storm of 1998. This project will build significantly on this activity by involving a much broader audience and by sharing urban forest messages more widely. The EOUFN will contribute to efforts to develop and deliver a Canadian Urban Forest Strategy as a member of the Canadian Urban Forest Network.

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20. Outline the performance management strategy for the project. Some of the performance indicators for the project include: • The number of communities that belong to the Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network. • The extent to which the science of urban forestry is being transferred from the larger centres with expertise (e.g., Ottawa) to the smaller communities lacking expertise. • The number of urban forestry workshops the EOUFN attends / hosts. • The number of participants in urban forest workshops offered. • The use of the Web site to obtain information on urban forests. • The degree to which experiences of the EOUFN are transferred / shared with the Canadian Urban Forest Network.

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1. Project Name:

Non-timber Revenue Opportunities

2. Project #:

1.5/02

3. Project Leader:

Mark Richardson

4. Partners:

Lead: EOMF Participating Partner(s) and Role: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Alfred College, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, others.

5. Rationale:

Non-timber forest products (NTFP) represent a significant benefit to landowners who own non-commercial forests or who are not interested in traditional harvesting as a means of generating revenue. Although products like maple syrup are well known, others like mushrooms, ginseng, and eco-tourism also offer potential opportunities for landowners. Unlike maple syrup production, the economic potential of many other agroforestry opportunities is not as well known by farmers and rural landowners.

6. Linkages:

This project is linked to the Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative, as well as other projects within the EOMF.

7. Description:

In the current fiscal year, this project will focus on two main areas: 1) Completing the development of a comprehensive Best Management Practices manual for agroforestry, and 2) Completing the guide to the understory plants of eastern Ontario (commenced in 2004-05, but delayed given the partnership opportunity to develop the above-noted BMP manual).

8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. …To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. …To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. 5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest.

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5To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To increase landowner knowledge of non-timber forest products and agroforestry concepts and practices. 9. Implementation Strategy:

Developing non-timber and timber opportunities (Objective 1).

10. Reach:

Primary Users / Clients: Landowners, farmers. Co-Deliverers: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Alfred College, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Other Beneficiaries: Other resource management organizations.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$2,400

None anticipated.

$2,000 Volunteer time devoted to reviewing materials.

Total - $2,400

Total - $0

Total - $2,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Produced next-to-final draft of Agroforestry BMP manual

Complete

• Produced next-to-final draft of understory plants guide Activities for 2006-2007 Finalize Agroforestry BMP manual.

August 2006

Finalize guide to the understory plants of eastern Ontario.

December 2006

Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Next-to-final draft of Agroforestry BMP manual

Complete

13. Deliverables:

• Next-to-final draft of understory plants guide Deliverables for 2006-2007 Finalized Agroforestry BMP manual.

August 2006

Finalized guide to the understory plants of eastern Ontario.

December 2006

14. Property Agreements:

None required

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening.

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16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity • Enhanced availability of information on non-timber forest products and agroforestry. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Enhanced knowledge and understandings relative to non-timber forest products and agroforestry. 18. Long-Term Outcomes: • Enhanced benefits to landowners through revenue-generating activities associated with non-timber forest products and agroforestry. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? The EOMF has worked on a number of non-timber forest product projects in the past (e.g., black ash basket making, maple production). This project is a natural extension of these past efforts. 20. Outline the performance management strategy for the project. Performance indicators may include: • Range of materials developed to improve understandings of non-timber forest products and agroforestry. • Uptake of information on non-timber forest products and agroforestry (e.g., number of requests for reports). • Level of awareness of non-timber forest products and agroforestry concepts and practices based on, for instance, information gleaned from the EOMF end-of-Phase III survey.

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1. Project Name:

Timber Product Revenue Opportunities

2. Project #:

1.6/02

3. Project Leader:

Mark Richardson

4. Partners:

Lead: EOMF Participating Partner(s) and Role: Local Stewardship Councils, private landowners, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

5. Rationale:

There has been considerable ongoing debate over what to do with the numerous unmanaged plantations owned by former WIA participants as well as other landowners. It is estimated that the total area for these plantations could be in excess of 15000 ha. There presently is no lead agency willing to address the issue on managing the thousands of acres of conifer plantations planted during the WIA program. There is a need for facilitation of a management effort that considers the longterm sustainability of these important elements of the ecological landscape.

6. Linkages:

This project has linkages to the Landowner Workshop Series (a course on conifer plantation management has been developed and delivered), as well as to certification efforts underway.

7. Description:

The focus of efforts in 2006-2007 will be to finalize the plantation economics discussion paper begun in 2005-06. In addition, the revision of the EOMF Code of Forestry Practice will be finalized, providing additional information on woodlot revenue opportunities for private landowners.

8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. 5To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. 5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest.

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5To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To work toward ensuring that eastern Ontario’s conifer plantations are wellmanaged in the long-term. 9. Implementation Strategy:

Developing timber and non-timber opportunities (Objective 1).

10. Reach:

Primary Users / Clients: Plantation owners, forest owners. Co-Deliverers: Partners, as listed in Section 4. Other Beneficiaries: Residents of eastern Ontario, all of society.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$2,400

$2,400 Possible partner contributions to assist with printing costs for the Code of Practice (to be sought)

$4,000 Time and counsel provided by partners, reviewers

Total - $2,400

Total - $2,400 (pending)

Total - $4,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Conducted literature review on woodlot economics implications for private landowners

Complete

• Initiated revision of EOMF Code of Forestry Practice with partner input Activities for 2006-2007 Finalize discussion paper on woodlot economics for private landowners.

March 2007

Finalize revision of EOMF Code of Forestry Practice.

April 2006

Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Literature review on forestry economics implications for private landowners

Complete

13. Deliverables:

• Plantation economics and management workshop Deliverables for 2006-2007 Discussion paper on woodlot economics for private landowners.

March 2007

Revised edition of EOMF Code of Forestry Practice.

September 2006

14. Property Agreements:

None required.

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15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Identification of opportunities relative to the long-term sustainability of WIA agreement forests (and other privately-held forests). • Enhanced availability of leading-edge information on how to sustainably manage agreement forests and other privately-held forests. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Enhanced collaboration on a strategy for ensuring the long-term sustainability of WIA agreement forests (and other privately-held forests). • Enhanced dissemination and use of leading-edge information on how to sustainably manage agreement forests and other privately-held forests. 18. Long-Term Outcomes: • Increased health and quality of former WIA plantations and other privately-held forests. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? This project will build on past EOMF efforts at landowner education such as the delivery of the landowner workshop series and demonstration forest activities. 20. Outline the performance management strategy for the project. Activities and deliverables will be monitored and reviewed by the Certification Working Group and the Forests & Climate Change Working Group.

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1. Project Name:

Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative

2. Project #:

1.7/02

3. Project Leader:

Scott Davis

4. Partners:

Lead and Role: EOMF Certification Working Group Participating Partner(s) and Role: Ontario Woodlot Association, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario Forestry Association, Forest Stewardship Council of Canada, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Eastern Ontario Certified Forest Owners, Ontario Maple Syrup Producers, Canadian Model Forest Network, Canadian Forest Service, Mississippi Valley Field Naturalist, BoisĂŠs Est (Francophone Woodlot Association of Eastern Ontario), Community Stewardship Councils of Leeds and Grenville and Lanark, Limerick Forest Advisory Committee, Community Stewardship Council of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, South Nation Conservation. The role of the partners is to provide guidance and input to project direction through the Certification Working Group.

5. Rationale:

Increasingly certification is a topic of interest in Canada and worldwide. Already many European countries, and some large North American retailers, are requiring that forest products coming from Canada (and elsewhere) are derived from certified forests. The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Forest Region holds a substantial portion of Ontario’s timber, and local woodlot owners and small processors of wood products have a great opportunity to get certified by the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Standards. Consequently, developing and implementing a system of certification that is appropriate in an eastern Ontario context (with many small, private landholdings) has become of real importance. Nearly 17% of the Canadian wood supply comes from private forests, thus stressing the importance of forest certification on the landscape in eastern Ontario. The EOMF will transfer the lessons learned to other individuals and organizations interested in forest certification for small private woodlots in Ontario and beyond.

6. Linkages:

Workshops developed under the Landowner Workshop Series will be incorporated as appropriate into the Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative. Demonstration forests within the EOMF already serve as educational tools to introduce landowners to sustainable management options. As an extension of this role, existing EOMF demonstration sites will be used specifically to help landowners in interpreting the application of certification on private lands. A further linkage is to the EOMF Mapping & Information Group which will assist in the development of property maps needed for the certification initiative. As well, the benefits of certification and a certified forest land base will be incorporated into ongoing EOMF State of the Forest Reporting & Monitoring efforts, both as case studies and indicators. The EOMF has developed linkages with other model forests throughout Canada by information exchange sessions and will continue this exchange.

7. Description:

Certification can be used as a highly effective tool to promote sustainable forest practices on the ground, along with promoting the community benefits of wellmanaged forests. This project will apply the Forest Stewardship Council system as an option for certification for the private land base and potentially community forests of eastern Ontario. The EOMF model will demonstrate private land and community based certification and will act as a catalyst for other groups

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interested in certification initiatives in Ontario and beyond. The Focus in 2006-2007 The focus of efforts for 2006-2007 will be to strengthen our work with the Eastern Ontario Certified Forest Owners – building their group and facilitating the operational implementation of their forest management plans. We will also work with other established groups and individual landowners interested in pursuing FSC certification; including the Upper Canada Woods Cooperative and a new landowner group in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry. A total of 10,150 acres are currently certified under the Certification Initiative. Another important activity will be our work alongside community-based forests in eastern Ontario aimed at expanding FSC certification across the landscape. Many community forests in the region have expressed an interest in joining the EOMF’s Certification Program and we will be working with the forest managers to achieve certification. Transferring our knowledge to other regions in Ontario and beyond (e.g.., through workshops, field tours and information exchanges) remains a priority for the current fiscal year. 8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. …To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. …To strengthen Model Forest Network activities 5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contributes to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. …To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest …To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation Project Objectives: 1. To expand the EOMF’s existing Forest Certification Program by continuing to grow the Eastern Ontario Certified Forest Owners Group (including eligible community forests within the EOMF certificate), establishing new groups of

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private landowners under the existing model, and continuing to develop and adapt the EOMF’s forest certification model so that it is relevant and useful to interested groups and landowners. 2. To share experiences and transfer knowledge relative to private land certification and community forest certification in settled landscapes within and beyond the area of the EOMF. 3. To explore other models for private land and community forest certification. 9. Implementation Strategy:

Sustainable forest management delivery and certification (Objective 1).

10. Reach:

Primary Users / Clients: Private woodlot owners; community forest managers, users and advisory committees; forest practitioners; forest industries; forest businesses (both primary and secondary); consumers of forest products. Co-Deliverers: Partners, as listed in Section 4. Other Beneficiaries: Other model forests, other groups and organizations interested in certification as applied to small, private woodlots (settled landscapes) and community forests.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$59,633

$62,500 (2006-07) (N.B - $115,000 requested over 2 years with funding pending from Metcalf Foundation)

$110,000 – Volunteer time and expertise contributed by Certification Working Group and EOCFO members

Total - $59,633

Total - $62,500 (pending)

Total - $ 110,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Continued work with Limerick Forest Managers and Limerick Forest Advisory Committee to prepare for Limerick’s certification

Complete

Made presentation to Public Works Leeds & Grenville regarding Limerick Certification

Added South Nation Conservation to our certificate

Added new landowners to the EOCFO covering areas throughout eastern Ontario (specifically outside of Lanark County)

Hosted certification tour for NRCan Policy Analysts

Successfully completed 3rd annual SmartWood Surveillance Audit

Formed industrial partnerships through communications with the Bioproducts Business Network, Ensyn, Estate Hardwood Flooring and Opeongo Forestry

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Aided in the development of the Ottawa Woodlot Association (a new chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association)

Made a presentation to the Upper Canada Woods Cooperative and discussions regarding them joining our certificate

Held meetings with SD&G Stewardship to discuss forming a landowner group in their area, and continued work to make this happen

Conducted Eastern Ontario Certified Forest Owners Group Annual General Meeting

Made Certification Information presentation at Mountain Equipment Co-op Store in Ottawa

Continued investigation of Chain of Custody opportunities for small printers and mills

Laid groundwork for High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) strategy

Added “Certification Corner” to the EOMF newsletter

Attended Westwind Conference on Non-timber Forest Products

Conducted tour of EOCFO forests for North American Forest Ecology Tour

Delivered certification presentation to Algonquin College Forestry Program

Participated in the Eastern Canadian Teacher’s Tour at the Canadian Ecology Centre

Attended the OMNR Kemptville Region Forest Focus Session

Organized and carried out the Log & Lumber auction for the Forest Fair of Eastern Ontario

Organized and conducted a tour of forestry in Lanark for the Eastern Ontario Stewardship Coordinators

Contributed to feature article on Certification and Woodlot Management in the winter 2006 issue of ‘Canadian Home Workshop’ magazine

Incorporated the benefits of forest certification into the EOMF’s State of the Forest Reporting and Monitoring efforts

Activities for 2006-2007 Work towards the certification of the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry landowner group and the Upper Canada Woods Cooperative Group.

Ongoing

Work with community-based forests to achieve FSC certification (Larose, City of Ottawa, Lanark, Limerick).

Ongoing

Continue to demonstrate the values of forest certification to community forests within eastern Ontario and throughout Ontario

Ongoing

Concentrate on certification promotion and education to the forest community and the general public (through community presentations such as Mountain Equipment Co-op, Home Depot, etc., and through workshops and presence at forest, recreation and environmental related events in the area).

Ongoing

Work with the Certification Working Group to update the EOMF’s Certification Policies & Procedures Manual

June 2006

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Solidify a High Conservation Value Forest Strategy for the EOMF’s certified forest area.

June 2006

Keep abreast of new and emerging forest certification systems as Ongoing applicable to private and community based lands. Expand the EOCFO group within Lanark and throughout eastern Ongoing Ontario. Work with the EOCFO to support a project to determine the group’s Ongoing wood capacity. Expand on the current group of mills with commitments to the EOMF’s Ongoing Certification program through Mill Agreements. Explore Chain of Custody opportunities for smaller enterprises (both Ongoing mills and printers). * Support the FSC in the completion of a final accredited standard for March 2007 the Great Lakes-St.Lawrence Forest Region. * Prepare and deliver strategically targeted training and capacity building March 2008 that will enable private woodlot owners, community forests and other small forests to achieve FSC certification through the “group” model. * Work towards confirming and enhancing the benefits (ecological, March 2008 social and economic) of FSC certification for smaller operations. *These activity items are dependent on a successful grant proposal submitted to The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation by the EOMF in partnership with FSC Canada. 13. Deliverables: Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • A total of 10,150 acres are certified under the project

Complete

5 new forest owners (representing 1,222 acres) joined the EOCFO in 2005 (for a total of 48 landowners)

Tree Marking for Landowners workshop in Lanark

Old Growth workshop with OMNR at Chaffey’s Locks

Biodiversity Indicators workshop at Limerick Chalet

Pine Plantation workshop at Watson’s Corners

Bio-products tour in Renfrew (Opeongo Forestry, Ensyn, Estate Hardwood Flooring)

Forest Cultural Values Workshop at Sand Road Sugar Camp with South Nation Conservation

Opeongo Forestry Mechanized Harvesting Tour in Hopetown

Woodlot Walk at Mohammed Master’s property in Flower Station

Updated EOMF Forest Certification Policies & Procedures Manual

Secured a one year grant of US$25,000 from the Home Depot Foundation

Hired a permanent Certification & Forestry Analyst for the EOMF’s Certification Program

South Nation Conservation & SD&G have signed on to our certificate (representing 667 acres)

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Deliverables for 2006-2007 Conditions of the EOMF certificate are met.

Ongoing

Dialogue and site visits with participating and new industrial partners.

Ongoing

Finalize a costing structure for organizations and/or groups interested in joining the EOMF certificate (to be based on audit costs, acreage of forest, and intensity of operations). Finalized Guidebook to Forest Certification for Community-Based Forests in Ontario. New & updated Policies and Procedures manual for the EOMF Certification Program (this new manual will be useful for both private woodlot owners and community forests). Expanded EOCFO group throughout eastern Ontario and beyond.

May 2006

Bring eligible community forests in the region into the Certification Program. Regular woodlot walks on the EOCFO properties for existing and potential EOCFO members. Reforestation workshop for landowners.

June 2006 June 2006

Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing April 2006

Workshop on the development of certification value chains.

Summer 2006

Field tour for Provincial Stewardship Coordinators Conference.

June 2006

Tree Identification & Spring Ecology Workshop and Financial May/ June 2006 Management of Woodlots Workshop. Present the Guidebook to Forest Certification for Community-Based Fall 2006 Forests in Ontario at the Community Forest Managers network annual meeting. **Generic Forest Certification Policies and Procedures Manual for December 2006 private woodlot certification in Canada. **This deliverable is dependent on a successful grant proposal that has been submitted to the George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation by the EOMF in partnership with FSC Canada. 14. Property Agreements:

Landowner & Municipal Memorandum of Understanding

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Increased landowner and forest practitioner awareness of the benefits of forest certification. • Enhanced understandings of how certification can be applied to small, private woodlands and community forests in eastern Ontario and in other settled landscapes and model forests. • Enhanced landowner and forest practitioner knowledge through education of the principles and criteria relating to sustainable forest management. • Landowner education of sustainable forestry through workshops, seminars and field visits. • Increased knowledge of the benefits of forest certification and responsible purchasing of wood products of the general public. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Expansion of FSC certification for small, private woodlots and community forests in eastern Ontario and beyond. • New certification nodes in eastern Ontario and beyond. • Act as a local Resource Center for individuals and groups interested in forest certification.

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18. Long-Term Outcomes • On-the-ground application of sustainable forest management principles in eastern Ontario and beyond. • Increased consumer demand for products from well-managed forests. • Protection of multiple forest values. • Economic benefits to landowners, practitioners and operators practicing certified wood production. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? The certification audit that was initiated at the end of Phase II has been completed and the EOMF forest management certificate received. Building on this, the focus for Phase III will be to expand certification for owners of small, private woodlands and engage community forests. This will be achieved by building on the certification “cluster” established in Phase II in Lanark County, as well as by establishing new nodes for landowner certification within and beyond the area of the EOMF. Increased collaboration with other model forests on private woodlots will also build on efforts in Phase II. 20. Outline the performance management strategy for the project. The Certification Working Group will oversee the delivery of the Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative. Some of the performance indicators that will be used to track progress of the project include: • The number of participants in the various certification clusters and nodes. • The total acreage certified. • The volume of certified product. • The SmartWood audit results. • Participation by local forest industry. • Ability to transfer lessons learned to other interested individuals and groups. • Number of educational workshops delivered through the project.

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1. Project Name:

Landowner Education

2. Project #:

1.8/02

3. Project Leader:

Mark Richardson

4. Partners:

Lead: EOMF Participating Partner(s) and Role: A broad range of EOMF partners will be involved in the delivery of the various landowner-related activities and projects.

5. Rationale:

Effecting sustainable forest management on the ground in eastern Ontario is, in large part, dependent on our ability to reach landowners with the information, knowledge and tools to help them make informed forest management decisions. Given the large number of private landowners in the Eastern Ontario Model Forest, a staff liaison is viewed as critical in providing technical forestry expertise and communicating SFM messages through various landowner-related project activities.

6. Linkages:

This project is linked intimately with all EOMF projects involving private landowners (particularly under EOMF Objective 1, as well as under Objectives 2 and 3). Examples include: the Landowner Workshop Series, the Demonstration Forest Initiative, the Non-Timber Revenue Opportunities Project, the Timber Product Revenue Project, the Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative, the Community and Former Agreement Forest Areas Project, and the Strategic Planting and Extension efforts under Objective 2. Sharing experiences and project outcomes beyond the boundaries of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest is central to this project as well (EOMF Objective 4).

7. Description:

This project supports a staff liaison in the provision of technical forestry expertise to landowners through various landowner-related activities and projects ranging from the development and delivery of a landowner workshop series to the provision of support to certification efforts and strategic planting initiatives. The staff liaison also provides significant support in the form of hosting tours and in transferring knowledge to landowners both within and beyond the boundaries of the EOMF.

8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. 5To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. 5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario.

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5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. 5To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To provide technical forestry expertise to landowners. 2. To communicate sustainable forest management messages with landowners. 3. To share experiences and project outcomes within and beyond the area of the EOMF. 9. Implementation Strategy:

10. Reach:

Increasing use of SFM by landowners and forest workers (Objective 1); Developing non-timber and timber opportunities (Objective 1); SFM delivery and certification (Objective 1); Strengthening strategic planting and extension (Objective 2); Expanding outreach networks and tools beyond the boundaries of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (Objective 4). Primary Users / Clients: Landowners are the key target audience. Co-Deliverers: A broad range of EOMF partners. Other Beneficiaries: All partners will benefit from activity associated with this project.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$45,405

$2,500 Equity target

$10,000 Volunteer time and expertise of partners

Total - $45,405

Total – $2,500

Total - $10,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • See the ‘Progress’ section for Activities (Section 12) for the following projects: - 1.1 Landowner Workshop Series - 1.2 Demonstration Forest Initiative - 1.5 Non-timber Revenue Opportunities - 1.6 Timber Product Revenue Opportunities - 2.3 Bog to Bog Landscape Demonstration

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- 2.4 Strategic Planting Initiative • Partnered with Ontario Forestry Association, CFS and Trees Ontario to deliver a 3-day workshop (Toronto) on soils and choosing the right tree Activities for 2006-2007 Please refer to the ‘Activities’ section (Section 12) for the respective projects listed above.

March 2007

Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

13. Deliverables:

Progress in 2005-2006 • See the ‘Progress’ section for Deliverables (Section 13) for the following projects: - 1.1 Landowner Workshop Series - 1.2 Demonstration Forest Initiative - 1.5 Non-timber Revenue Opportunities - 1.6 Timber Product Revenue Opportunities - 2.3 Bog to Bog Landscape Demonstration - 2.4 Strategic Planting Initiative

Complete

Deliverables for 2006-2007 Please refer to the ‘Deliverables’ section (Section 13) for the respective projects listed above.

March 2007

Support to beyond-the-boundaries efforts (e.g., field tours, visits, etc.).

March 2007

14. Property Agreements:

None required

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Increased sharing of forestry expertise and SFM messages directly with private landowners in eastern Ontario and beyond. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • An expanded group of knowledgeable landowners who are aware of, and committed to, sustainable forest management principles and practices. 18. Long-Term Outcomes: • Enhanced adoption and implementation of SFM principles and practices by landowners in eastern Ontario and beyond. • Forest sustainability and increased biodiversity across the landscape of eastern Ontario. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? Broadening our influence with landowners in eastern Ontario remains central in Phase III. This project will build on the many successful landowner education efforts in Phases I and II, including workshop development and delivery, demonstration forest development, expansion of forest certification work with private landowners, and strategic planting and extension efforts through the Bog to Bog Landscape Demonstration Project and the Strategic Planting Initiative.

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20. List the performance indicators to be tracked. The degree to which EOMF efforts reach landowners in Phase III will be reflected in a planned end-ofPhase III survey, similar to that conducted at the end of Phase II. Performance indicators for each of the projects alluded to above (Sections 12 and 13) are outlined in their respective work plans.

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1. Project Name:

Recognition Program (and Membership)

2. Project #:

1.9/02

3. Project Leader:

EOMF

4. Partners:

Lead Partner and Role: EOMF Communications Committee, Nominating & Awards Committee. Participating Partner(s) and Role: Stewardship Councils, Wildlife Habitat Canada, North Grenville District High School, St. Michael’s Catholic High School, others. The EOMF Communications Committee, with assistance from the Nominating & Awards Committee, will oversee the coordination of the activities and deliverables under this project. The partners listed above will facilitate recognition efforts.

5. Rationale:

Recognizing those who contribute to the EOMF vision is a positive means of acknowledging good work and motivating others to follow by example. In Phase II, outstanding efforts toward sustainable forest management were recognized through various means including certificates and plaques of achievement, partnership signs, through the presentation of the Ross Silversides Forestry Award, as well as through nominations to existing recognition programs such as the Forest Stewardship Recognition Program. The EOMF views these efforts at recognition as paramount in Phase III as well.

6. Linkages:

This project is closely linked with the EOMF Communications & Outreach program. It also has linkages to other EOMF projects and activities including the Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative and demonstration forest efforts.

7. Description:

The EOMF will build on Phase II and III efforts at recognizing outstanding contributions to sustainable forests by landowners and forest stewards. A strong effort will be made to maintain the visibility of the various awards developed to date (e.g., through newspaper submissions, press releases, school newsletters, Forestry Forum, etc.). This project also encompasses ongoing membership-related tasks.

8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: …To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. …To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. 5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario.

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5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. …To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. …To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To recognize outstanding efforts toward sustainable forest management. 9. Implementation Strategy:

Recognizing people and outstanding efforts toward sustainable forest management (Objective 1).

10. Reach:

Primary Users / Clients: Landowners, forest stewards, forest workers, schools, youth, municipalities, others. Co-Deliverers: Partners, as listed in Section 4. Other Beneficiaries: All of society.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$599

$1,500 Equity target

$2,000 Time contributed by Communications Committee, Nominating & Awards Committee; partner support in developing nominations.

Total - $599

Total - $1,500

Total - $2,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Continued recognition efforts through the Ross Silversides Forestry Award, certificates of achievement, etc.

Complete

• Awarded the EOMF Environmental Award to 2 local high school students and partook in presentations • Launched the Heartwood Award • Submitted a nomination to the Forest Stewardship Recognition Program • Replenished supply of EOMF partner signs • Participated in, and provided support to the Leeds/Frontenac “Landowner Recognition Evening” along with the CMFN

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Activities for 2006-2007 Recognize outstanding efforts toward sustainable forests via certificates of achievement, partnership signs, the Ross Silversides Forestry Award, the EOMF Environmental Award, the EOMF Heartwood Award, etc.

Ongoing

Maintain the visibility of various awards developed to date (e.g., through newspaper submissions, press releases, articles in school newsletters).

Ongoing

Develop nominations, as appropriate, in support of existing recognition programs (e.g., Forest Stewardship Recognition Award, Countryside Canada Award).

Ongoing

Carry out membership-related tasks as needed.

Ongoing

Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Presentation of the various awards

Complete

13. Deliverables:

• Submission to the Forest Stewardship Recognition Program • Various recognition products (e.g., partner signs) Deliverables for 2006-2007 Presentations of recognition awards.

Ongoing

Recognition products (e.g., certificates, plaques of achievement, partnership signs, scrolls, etc.).

Ongoing

Current membership list and membership renewals.

February 2007

14. Property Agreements:

None required.

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Enhanced recognition of landowners and others making special contributions to sustainable forests. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Enhanced leadership on the part of those doing good work, resulting in neighbour / community uptake of sustainable forest management practices. • Greater EOMF and Canadian Model Forest Network visibility. 18. Long-Term Outcomes of Project Activity: • More widespread adoption and uptake of sustainable forest management practices by landowners and others within and beyond eastern Ontario. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? This project will build on recognition efforts made throughout Phases I and II by exploring new and innovative recognition opportunities. 20. List the performance indicators to be tracked. Performance indicators may include: • Number of EOMF landowners, members, residents recognized via special awards. • Success of nominations put forward to other partner organizations. • Timely development and implementation of new recognition opportunities.

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1. Project Name:

Science Management

2. Project #:

1.11/03

3. Project Leader:

Peter Hall, Forest Science Committee Chair

4. Partners:

Lead: EOMF Forest Science Committee (FSC) Participating Partner(s) and Role: EOMF scientists, researchers, field workers, consultants, and a wide range of resource management organizations and educational and environmental institutions.

5. Rationale:

Given the amount of forest-related science being undertaken within the EOMF, there is a need for regular review of activities to (i) identify gaps and overlaps, (ii) ensure that science-related work and knowledge is shared, (iii) ensure that there is consistency in EOMF projects, (iv) ensure the use of the most up-to-date scientific and technological knowledge within the programs and activities of the EOMF, and (v) identify science-related challenges and opportunities for the EOMF to pursue.

6. Linkages:

This project is linked intimately with all projects that embody science components. The Forest Science Committee plays a particularly vital role in driving and overseeing the State of the Forest Monitoring and Reporting project. Committee efforts are also linked to the Desired Future Forest Condition Plan project, the Habitat Based Biodiversity Standards project, the Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative and other landscape-level and land-based initiatives.

7. Description:

The Forest Science Committee is mandated with providing advice and feedback to the EOFG board of directors on funding and management of science-related projects and activities with particular emphasis on Phase III, Objective 1 “Increasing the Quality and Health of Forest Ecosystems” and Phase III, Objective 2, “Increasing Forest Cover Across the Landscape”. The Forest Science Committee will provide advice and guidance to the EOMF from a forest science point of view. Implementing the science strategy developed in 2003-2004 will provide a focus for efforts. In particular, the Forest Science Committee will play a critical role in guiding State of the Forest Monitoring and Reporting efforts. In addition to overseeing State of the Forest efforts, a focus for the FSC in 2006-2007 will be to provide guidance to the Future Forest Condition project as well as associated efforts under the Habitat Based Biodiversity Standards/ NAESI (National Agri-environmental Standards Initiative) project. The Forest Science Committee will also provide guidance to the Equity Committee and Futures Working Group in the development of the strategic plan for 2007 and beyond.

8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels.

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…To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. 5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management.

EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. ;To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. 5To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To provide advice and feedback to the EOFG board of directors on funding and management of science-related projects and activities. 9. Implementation Strategy:

10. Reach:

Science and information – filling gaps in knowledge of sustainable forest management (Objective 1); Developing a Future Forest Condition Plan (Objective 2); State of the Forest Monitoring and Reporting (Objective 2). Primary Users / Clients: Landowners and forest workers, scientists, government and non-government resource management agencies, universities. Co-Deliverers: Other committees and working groups of the EOMF. Other Beneficiaries: The public.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$600

$1,500 Equity target

$3,000 Volunteer time of FSC members.

Total - $600

Total - $1,500

Total - $3,000

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12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Held 4 meetings of the FSC (one by conference call)

Complete

• Developed science policy analysis discussion paper, and presented to EOMF board of directors (also used in science discussions with senior MNR and CFS-GLFC representatives in Sault Ste. Marie in January 2006) • Produced science policy analysis manuscript for the Forestry Chronicle • Provided guidance to critical State of the Forest Monitoring and Reporting efforts (and other science-related projects – e.g., Future Forest/Landscape Condition project; Integrated Landscape Management workshop) • Assisted with the review of several indicators and case studies on the State of Eastern Ontario’s Forests Web site Activities for 2006-2007 Provide support, advice and guidance to science-related projects (with particular reference to State of the Forest Reporting and Monitoring efforts and Future Forest/Landscape Condition efforts, as well as those associated with the Habitat Based Biodiversity Standards project).

Ongoing

Implement the science strategy developed in 2003-04.

Ongoing

Hold regular meetings of the FSC.

Quarterly

Report periodically to the EOMF board of directors.

Monthly / as requested

Participate in semi-annual and annual review of science-related projects.

September 2006 / February 2007

Provide guidance to the Equity Committee and Futures Working Group in the development of the strategic plan for 2007 and beyond.

March 2007

Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • 4 meetings of the FSC

Complete

13. Deliverables:

• Science policy analysis discussion paper • Science policy manuscript for the Forestry Chronicle Deliverables for 2006-2007 Support and guidance to science projects (e.g., review of State of the Forest indicators and case studies).

Ongoing

FSC meetings and minutes of meetings.

Quarterly

Implementation of science strategy.

Ongoing Monthly / as requested

Periodic reports to the EOMF board of directors. Input to semi-annual and annual review of science-related projects.

September 2006 / February 2007

Input to the development of the strategic plan for 2007 and beyond.

March 2007

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14. Property Agreements:

None required.

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity • Enhanced support and guidance to science-related projects of the EOMF. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity • Enhanced dissemination of the results of science-related work. • Enhanced sharing of forest science knowledge gained by the EOMF. • A coordinated science program that supports the vision and objectives of the EOMF. 18. Long-Term Outcomes of Project Activity • A greater wealth of forest science knowledge in eastern Ontario and beyond. • Enhanced implementation of the results of forest science research by landowners and others within and beyond the EOMF. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? The Forest Science Committee played a pivotal role in advancing the science efforts of the EOMF in Phase II. The efforts of the committee were particularly instrumental in seeing through to fruition the completion of a first State of the Forest Report for the EOMF. The FSC will build on this significant accomplishment by overseeing the Phase III State of the Forest Monitoring & Reporting program. The committee will also continue to play a role in supporting and guiding other science activities of the EOMF, further strengthening the science foundation laid in Phases I and II. 20. Outline the performance management strategy for the project. Both periodic internal self-evaluations by the FSC and external evaluations of the FSC by the Eastern Ontario Forest Group will be undertaken. Performance indicators may include: • Timely completion of state of the forest pieces for reporting purposes. • Number and range of projects / strategies initiated to address identified science and information priorities.

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1. Project Name:

Biodiversity Indicators for Woodland Owners (Observer Network)

2. Project #:

1.12/03

3. Project Leader:

Greg Moffat / Elizabeth Holmes, EOMF

4. Partners:

Lead: EOMF (Forest Science Committee). Participating: Landowners (observers), biodiversity researchers and scientists, Canadian Biodiversity Institute, Leeds County Stewardship (and other Eastern Ontario Stewardship Councils), Limerick Forest Advisory Committee, A2A Conservation Association (Rideau-St. Lawrence Chapter).

5. Rationale:

There is a need to expand and enhance the capacity for biodiversity monitoring in eastern Ontario. This project is based on the knowledge that we have many interested and skilled landowners (observers) who walk and engage in recreational activities in our forests, wetlands and meadows on a regular basis. These individuals can gather valuable information on biodiversity in the EOMF. By developing standard observation protocols, training observers, and developing a regional database, we can build a valuable base of information about the habitat and species occurrences in eastern Ontario over time, as well as threats to ecosystems such as insects, diseases, invasive exotics and natural disturbances. There is also a crucial need to provide landowners with sound information and guidance relative to what they can do on their properties with respect to maintaining and enhancing biodiversity.

6. Linkages:

This project builds on the work carried out in Phase II under the Eastern Ontario Natural History Observers Network. Criteria and standards developed by the Observer Network will be linked with other EOMF programs including the Bogto-Bog Landscape Demonstration Initiative, the Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative, and the State of the Forest Monitoring and Reporting initiative. There is also a clear linkage with the Landowner Workshop (Course-in-a-Box) Series. The project will also link with other monitoring programs on the landscape through data sharing.

7. Description:

This project will continue the evolution of the Eastern Ontario Natural History Observers Network initiated by the Canadian Biodiversity Institute and the Eastern Ontario Model Forest in Phase II. Efforts under this project have focused on the development of observation protocols and tools, along with the delivery of landowner training sessions dealing with monitoring and maintaining biodiversity. Efforts have also been directed at encouraging participation in the Observer Network, with a group of more than 16 landowners recruited to date. The Focus in 2006-2007 Efforts to expand the engaged group of observers will be a priority in the 2006-07 fiscal year (e.g., through ongoing promotion of the Observer Network, promotion of the biodiversity course-in-a-box developed in 2005-06, promotion of the monitoring protocols and extension notes produced in 2005-06, etc.). A critical point that emerged from the evaluation of the data input/gathering process in 2005-06 is the lack of any real feedback to the observer on changes and trends in species on their property over time. Work on the Observer Network project this year will address this by providing reporting pages on the

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Web application to show individual observers the results of their work. An effort will also be made to enhance the availability of online help as an important component of the Web application. 8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. …To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. 5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. …To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. …To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To expand and enhance the capacity for biodiversity monitoring in eastern Ontario. 2. To provide landowners (observers) with sound information and guidance relative to what they can do on their properties with respect to maintaining and enhancing biodiversity.

9. Implementation Strategy:

10. Reach:

Science and information – filling gaps in knowledge of sustainable forest management (Objective 1). Primary Users / Clients: Landowners (observers), EOMF members. Co-Deliverers: Partners, as listed in Section 4. Other Beneficiaries: Naturalists, organizations concerned with biodiversity and conservation issues, all of society.

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11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$2,400

None anticipated.

$2,000 Volunteer time of observers, Stewardship Councils

Total - $2,400

Total - $0

Total - $2,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Delivered Fall Biodiversity Workshop in partnership with the Grenville Land Stewardship Council

Complete

• Produced final desk-topped versions of the suite of 11 biodiversity extension notes • Populated the Observer Network Web site • Completed data collection/input assessment report • Supported the production of a biodiversity course-in-a-box in partnership with the Leeds County Stewardship Council Activities for 2006-2007 Expand group of engaged observers (through promotion of the Observer Network, biodiversity course-in-a-box, monitoring protocols and extension notes). Develop reporting pages on the Web application to show individual observers the results of their work.

March 2007

Enhance the availability of online help as an important component of the Web application.

March 2007

Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Fall Biodiversity Workshop

Complete

March 2007

13. Deliverables:

• Populated Observer Network Web site • Data collection/input assessment report Deliverables for 2006-2007 Reporting pages on the Web application.

March 2007

Enhanced online help component on the Web application.

March 2007

Expanded group of observers.

March 2007

14. Property Agreements: Property access and data sharing agreements to be developed as required by the project leader. 15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening.

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16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Enhanced inventorying and monitoring protocols available to landowners / observers • Enhanced suite of educational materials available to landowners / observers (e.g., extension notes, compendium document). • Enhanced promotion of the Observer Network • Enhanced training for landowners relative to maintaining / enhancing biodiversity. • Enhanced support for the continuation and expansion of the network of observers. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Increased awareness of the importance of maintaining / enhancing forest biodiversity. • Increased pool of reliable data relative to biodiversity in eastern Ontario. 18. Long-Term Outcomes: • A broad network of landowners / observers dedicated to inventorying and monitoring aspects of biodiversity and sustainability in eastern Ontario. • Enhanced ability to report on state of the forest biodiversity. • Enhanced biodiversity conservation across the landscape of eastern Ontario. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? This work continues the evolution of the Eastern Ontario Natural History Observers Network initiated in Phase II. The project will refine the suite of educational and training-related materials developed in Phase II. It will also enhance training opportunities for landowners relative to maintaining biodiversity – an extension of the Landowner Workshops (Course-in-a-Box) project. Observations and data also feed into ongoing state of the forest monitoring and reporting efforts. 20. List the performance indicators to be tracked. Performance indicators may include: • Number of participants in the Observer Network. • Number of participants at training sessions; Number of training sessions. • Number of Biodiversity Monitoring Plans developed. • Number of requests for information on biodiversity monitoring (e.g., number of requests for Observer Network training manual).

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1. Project Name:

Sustainable Forest Management in Local Government Plans

2. Project #:

2.1/02

3. Project Leader:

Greg Moffatt

4. Partners:

Lead Partner(s) and Role: EOMF (Equity Committee) will continue to seek additional funding for this project. Meanwhile, the project leader will attend to preparatory tasks outlined below through the allocated EOMF funding. Participating Partner(s) and Role: Federal and provincial government ministries, environmental organizations, non-profit organizations, conservation authorities, and municipal governments. These partners will provide direction, support and information to facilitate the development of the products.

5. Rationale:

Decision makers at the municipal level will be better positioned to make more informed decisions regarding the environment once armed with the most current sustainable forest management and science-based information.

6. Linkages:

Some of the information developed through this project will complement the Information Kiosk (initiated in Phase II), Woodland Valuation System, C&I / State of the Forest efforts, as well as the transfer of knowledge beyond the EOMF boundaries.

7. Description:

Given the pressures placed on wooded areas in our settled landscape, given the requirements for addressing woodlands in the Provincial Policy Statement, and also given the turnover of the management of former agreement forest areas from the Ministry of Natural Resources to the municipalities, decision-makers in local government are continually faced with addressing complex and wideranging forest-related issues. At the same time, municipalities are limited in human and financial resources, and finding the information needed to deal with these issues can be a challenge. Encouraging and assisting municipal governments in addressing forest-related issues in eastern Ontario has long been considered a high priority for the EOMF, and this project aims at connecting municipal governments with up-to-date, understandable, and accurate information to help them in their policy and decision-making efforts. The Focus in 2006-2007 A report on municipal forestry case studies will be produced in the 2006-2007 fiscal year. This will entail research, interviews, and writing the report.

8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. …To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. 5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management.

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EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. …To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. …To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: The business case for the Guidebook will provide a starting point for development of the document, and will also serve as a tool which the EOMF Equity Committee can use to seek additional funding for the project. 9. Implementation Strategy:

Incorporating SFM in local government plans (Objective 2).

10. Reach:

Primary Users / Clients: Decision makers in municipal governments in eastern Ontario Co-Deliverers: Municipal governments in eastern Ontario Other Beneficiaries: Municipal governments elsewhere.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$7,200

None anticipated.

$2,000 Volunteer time devoted to reviewing the document; input from municipalities

Total - $7,200

Total - $0

Total - $3,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Prepared a detailed project plan listing the document’s proposed sections, topics, and contacts within the municipal sphere.

Complete

• Attended the Ontario East Municipal Conference and discussed with delegates some of the forest-related issues in their areas. Activities for 2006-2007 Complete a report on municipal forestry case studies.

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13. Deliverables: Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Detailed project plan (outlining document structure, etc.)

Complete

Deliverables for 2006-2007 Report on municipal forestry case studies. 14. Property Agreements:

March 2007

None required.

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • A starting point and strategy for the development of the Municipal Guidebook. • A marketing tool to be used by the EOMF Equity Committee in seeking project funding. • Improved communication and partnerships with municipal governments. • An improved understanding of the work of municipal governments with respect to sustainable forest management. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Facilitated development of the Municipal Guidebook. • Improved dissemination of the Guidebook to municipal and other decision makers. • Buy-in of municipal governments to the concept and effectiveness of the Guidebook. 18. Long-Term Outcomes of Project Activity: • Implementation of the sustainable forest management principles and practices contained within the Guidebook by municipal and other decision makers. • Enhanced commitment to, support for, and implementation of sustainable forest management in eastern Ontario and beyond. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? Data and information gathered and created through the EOMF Mapping and Information Group in Phase II will be incorporated into the guidebook. Partnerships established in earlier phases will be strengthened through this exercise. 20. List the performance indicators to be tracked. The ability of the EOMF Equity Committee to acquire funding to support the project will be a key indicator of success.

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1. Project Name:

Desired Future Forest Condition

2. Project #:

2.2/02

3. Project Leader:

Forest Science Committee / Mark Rowsell

4. Partners:

Lead Partner and Role: The EOMF will facilitate discussions and execute the plan. Participating Partner(s) and Role: Forest stakeholders will advise and review.

5. Rationale:

Development of local level indicators and State of the Forest Monitoring and Reporting has provided a framework for defining the "desired future forest condition". The establishment of sustainability thresholds or natural ranges of variation is one step in establishing community-based targets for indicators. It is only through community consultation and an iterative process of assessing various landscape condition scenarios that we can establish targets or at least a desired trend direction for indicators of a sustainable forest landscape. The EOMF is comprised of 88% private land, therefore, the vision developed for the desired future forest condition will provide a common landscape context for the collective actions of thousands of landowners, and numerous non-government organizations and government agencies.

6. Linkages:

This project has linkages to the C&I / State of the Forest Monitoring and Reporting project, the Bog-to Bog Landscape Demonstration, the Big Picture and Bigger Picture initiatives, the Algonquin to Adirondack (A2A) initiative, the Leeds Landscape Connectivity Project, the Strategic Planting Initiative, the Forest 2020 initiative, the SFM in Local Government Plans project, and the Habitat Based Biodiversity Standards project.

7. Description:

At the November 2004 ‘Advance’ the importance of continuing and strengthening efforts associated with the Future Forest Condition project was re-affirmed. In the 2005-06 fiscal year efforts were planned to consult with stakeholders to discuss and formulate the Future Forest Condition plan, identify thresholds and various scenarios, and determine gaps between current indicator status and predicted indicator status. One of the first steps in the year brought together experts in scenario planning and forecasting to determine what the current state of knowledge was and to enlighten the FSC in terms of what similar initiatives have been or are currently being conducted in the GLSL forest region. The EOMF pursued two existing initiatives with similar objectives to our FFC project: Integrated Landscape Management (driven by the Policy Research Initiative) and the National Agri-Environmental Standards Initiative (NAESI) led by Environment Canada on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. These two initiatives were deemed potentially very beneficial for the EOMF in our quest to determine a future forest/landscape condition. In November of 2005 the EOMF hosted a workshop on Integrated Land Management sponsored by Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and the Policy Research Initiative. The EOMF also became a key partner in the Habitat Based Biodiversity Standards project under NAESI. The latter has impressive implications for both Future Forest/Landscape Condition and State of Forest reporting, in particular the definition of sustainable thresholds for biodiversity indicators.

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The focus for 2006-2007 will be to aid Environment Canada in their NAESI project through tasks such as data management (providing data to contractors working under EOMF/NAESI project), communications (the NAESI Web site is maintained under the Future Forest Condition page which is in turn under the State of Eastern Ontario’s Forests Web site), administration (financial accounting), and liaison (relating NAESI deliverables to SOF and FFC deliverables). 8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. …To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. 5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management.

EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. …To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. …To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1) To identify an “ideal” picture of what the forest of eastern Ontario could be within the context of a settled landscape, based on stakeholder input. 2) To develop and test scenarios that show how indicators of sustainable forestry change based on various drivers. 9. Implementation Strategy:

10. Reach:

Developing a desired future forest condition plan for eastern Ontario (Objective 2). Primary Users / Clients: EOMF, Municipal governments, the public, landowners, Conservation Authorities, Stewardship Councils, provincial and federal governments. Co-Deliverers: Partners, as listed in Section 4.

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Other Beneficiaries: Woodlot associations, government and non-government organizations with an interest in the forest landscape of eastern Ontario. 11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$5,400

$0

$8,000 – Volunteer advisors

Total - $5,400

Total - $0

Total - $8,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Conducted Future Forest Condition meetings

Complete

Organized and co-hosted ILM Workshop

NAESI (workshops, meetings, data compilation, steering committee, modeling working group, financial accounting)

Activities for 2006-2007 Assist efforts under NAESI (workshops, meetings, data compilation, steering committee, modeling working group, financial accounting).

March 2007

Relate NAESI deliverables to FFC and SOF goals.

March 2007

Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • ILM Workshop

Complete

13. Deliverables:

ILM Web site

NAESI (workshops, meetings, data compilation)

NAESI Web site

EOMF Data Holdings Inventory

Deliverables for 2006-2007 Report on how NAESI benefits EOMF. 14. Property Agreements:

March 2007

None required.

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Involvement of stakeholders relative to a desired future forest condition for the forests of eastern Ontario. • Identification of thresholds and scenarios associated with the desired future forest condition. • Greater understanding gaps between current indicator status and predicted indicator status 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Increased direction for EOMF program through gap analysis efforts.

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18. Long-Term Outcomes of Project Activity: • Improved status of the indicators that define the Future Forest Condition. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? This project builds on the Criteria & Indicators / State of the Forest reporting efforts by implementing one of the main applications of the LLI framework developed for the EOMF. 20. Outline the performance management strategy for the project. Some of the key performance indicators may include: • Timely development and execution of the plan. • Degree to which major stakeholders are engaged.

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1. Project Name:

Bog to Bog (B2B) Landscape Demonstration

2. Project #:

2.3/02

3. Project Leader:

Mark Richardson

4. Partners:

Lead: Bog to Bog Steering Committee Participating: Boisés Est, Conservation Authorities, National Capital Commission, City of Ottawa, Stewardship Coordinators, Ducks Unlimited, Wildlife Habitat Canada, South Nation Conservation, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

5. Rationale:

The actions and management decisions of landowners stretch beyond their own individual property boundaries. There is thus a vital need to work with landowners to instill a strong stewardship ethic so they understand the implications of their actions for the broader landscape.

6. Linkages:

This project has linkages to the Demonstration Forest Initiative, the Future Forest Condition Project, efforts associated with A2A and the Leeds Landscape Connectivity Project, as well as the Strategic Planting Initiative.

7. Description:

Mid-way through Phase II, the EOMF provided critical support to assist the initiation of a landscape-scale demonstration project in partnership with Boisés Est known as Bog to Bog (B2B). The steering committee established in Phase II will continue to focus in Phase III on delivering and refining the project – which is aimed at working with landowners to improve forest habitat by educating about the importance of forest connectivity and by helping landowners to implement management decisions which connect isolated forest ‘islands’. The focus for 2006-07 will be on strengthening partnerships with former B2B project supporters. The B2B project was formally wrapped up in 2005, however, there is still enthusiasm from project partners to maintain a dialogue on pertinent issues.

8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. 5To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. …To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of

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sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. 5To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To develop new opportunities to continue with the important work of Bog to Bog. 9. Implementation Strategy:

Strengthening strategic planting and extension efforts (Objective 2).

10. Reach:

Primary Users / Clients: Woodlot owners, rural landowners Co-Deliverers: Partners, as listed in Section 4. Other Beneficiaries: Forest workers, community greening groups, schools and the public.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$0

None anticipated.

$6,000 Volunteer time of steering committee members

Total - $0

Total - $0

Total - $6,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Met bi-monthly with steering committee to discuss opportunities and share information

Complete

Activities for 2006-2007 Meet with partners to continue dialogue on pertinent issues.

March 2007

Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Steering committee meetings

Complete

13. Deliverables:

Deliverables for 2006-2007 Meetings and discussions with B2B partners. 14. Property Agreements:

To be negotiated by the project leader as required.

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March 2007


15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Enhanced understandings of the importance of forest connectivity (e.g., through one-on-one consultations with landowners regarding their forest management objectives) 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Enhanced forest management plans implemented by landowners. 18. Long-Term Outcomes: • Increased forest cover and connectivity across eastern Ontario. • Enhanced environmental protection (including protection of air, soil and water resources). 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? The focus in Phase III will be to expand upon the landowner education and recruitment efforts initiated in Phase II. 20. Outline the performance management strategy for the project. An independent evaluation process will be carried out each year to assess project progress.

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1. Project Name:

Strategic Planting Initiative

2. Project #:

2.4/02

3. Project Leader:

Mark Richardson

4. Partners:

Lead: EOMF Participating: Ontario Power Generation, Conservation Authorities, National Capital Commission, Stewardship Coordinators.

5. Rationale:

The lack of forest cover in critical areas within the EOMF is the impetus for this project. The need for strategic planting and extension efforts in these areas is paramount if we are to achieve sustainable forests in eastern Ontario.

6. Linkages:

This project is linked to the Demonstration Forest Initiative, the Bog to Bog Landscape Demonstration Initiative, as well as efforts associated with the Algonquin to Adirondack (A2A) Initiative, and the Leeds Landscape Connectivity Project.

7. Description:

Launched in Phase II in partnership with Ontario Power Generation and the other partners listed above, the Strategic Planting Initiative is aimed at planting those areas that will contribute substantially to the ecological integrity of the landscape. This represents a new and innovative approach by coordinating the various and complementary capacities of partners, in a cooperative effort, to deliver the program. The Focus in 2006-2007 Although planting has come to a close under the Strategic Planting Initiative, the EOMF remains committed to assisting partners in the tending of existing plantations as needed. The draft report summarizing planting and tending efforts developed in 2005-06 will also be finalized in the current fiscal year.

8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. …To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. 5To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. …To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. …To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of

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sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. 5To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To document and share the successes and challenges associated with the Strategic Planting Initiative. 2. To work toward free-to-grow status on existing plantations. 9. Implementation Strategy:

Strengthening strategic planting and extension efforts (Objective 2).

10. Reach:

Primary Users / Clients: Residents of eastern Ontario, landowners. Co-Deliverers: Partners, as listed in Section 4. Other Beneficiaries: All of society.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$0

None anticipated

$6,000 Contribution of partners in follow-up tending

Total - $0

Total - $0

Total - $6,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Tended existing plantations as needed

Complete

• Developed draft project report summarizing planting and tending efforts Activities for 2006-2007 Tend existing plantations as needed.

June 2006

Finalize project report summarizing planting and tending efforts.

September 2006

Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Draft project report summarizing planting and tending efforts

Complete

13. Deliverables:

Deliverables for 2006-2007 Tended and surveyed plantations.

September 2006

Project report.

September 2006

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14. Property Agreements:

To be negotiated by the project leader as required.

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity • Development and implementation of a decision-support matrix to ensure the most ecologically strategic planting of trees across the eastern Ontario landscape 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity • Enhanced cooperation amongst partners in working together to deliver strategic planting and extension efforts in eastern Ontario. • Increased forest cover in critical areas across the landscape of eastern Ontario. • Sharing of the decision-support matrix with organizations beyond eastern Ontario (e.g., Trees Ontario). 18. Long-Term Outcomes of Project Activity • Increased forest cover and biodiversity conservation in eastern Ontario. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? The decision-support matrix developed in Phase II will be refined and adapted to ensure the most strategic planting of forest areas in eastern Ontario. 20. Outline the performance management strategy for the project. A critical review of the project will be carried out by the EOMF board and partners. Performance indicators may include: • Number of trees planted. • Degree of collaboration on strategic planting and extension efforts. • Extent to which successes and lessons learned are shared and transferred. • Adoption/use of the decision support matrix by others.

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1. Project Name:

Community and Former Agreement Forest Areas

2. Project #:

2.5/02

3. Project Leader:

Mark Richardson

4. Partners:

Lead Partner and Role: EOMF Participating Partner(s) and Role: Conservation Authorities, Stewardship Councils, municipalities, landowners, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, EOMF Certification Working Group.

5. Rationale:

Former agreement forest areas represent sizeable blocks of forest cover in eastern Ontario. There is an opportunity for the Eastern Ontario Model Forest to collaborate with the owners of these agreement forests – many of which are municipalities – to secure their long-term sustainability.

6. Linkages:

This project is closely linked with the activities aimed at incorporating SFM in local government plans and policies, as well as with forest resource inventory activities associated with the C&I / State of the Forest Monitoring & Reporting program. It also has linkages with the Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative.

7. Description:

In 2005-2006, the EOMF continued to facilitate dialogue amongst the owners of former agreement areas to foster a sharing of experiences and to encourage the further exploration of opportunities for collaborative action to ensure forest sustainability on former agreement areas. The Bog to Bog project has stimulated ongoing discussions with community forest owners, as has the Sustainable Forest Certification Initiative. The focus of efforts in 2006-2007 will be to maintain an active liaison with community forests by participating in the current year’s Community Forest Owners meeting (the EOMF will assist in formulating the agenda for this meeting). The project will also explore the interest of community forests in becoming involved in initiatives such as sustainable forest certification. Considerable progress was made in this area in 2005-06 (see Work Plan Project 1.7/02).

8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. …To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. …To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. 5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape.

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5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. …To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. 5To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To explore and pursue opportunities for collaborating with the owners of community and former agreement forests in the interest of securing the longterm sustainability of these important forested areas. 9. Implementation Strategy:

Strengthening strategic planting and extension efforts (Objective 2)

10. Reach:

Primary Users / Clients: Municipalities, landowners. Co-Deliverers: Conservation Authorities, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Stewardship Councils. Other Beneficiaries: Residents of eastern Ontario, all of society.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$2,400

None anticipated.

$2,000 Support to Community Forest Owners meeting

Total - $2,400

Total - $0

Total - $2,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Participated in, and provided support for, facilitated sessions (e.g., annual Community Forest Owners meeting)

Complete

• Sought out additional opportunities to work with partners (e.g., work with Limerick and SNC on certification) Activities for 2006-2007 Participate in, and provide support for, facilitated sessions as needed (e.g., annual Community Forest Owners meeting).

March 2007

Seek additional opportunities to work with partners.

March 2007

Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Support to annual Community Forest Owners meeting

Complete

13. Deliverables:

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Deliverables for 2006-2007 Support to annual Community Forest Owners meeting (e.g., agenda development, etc.). 14. Property Agreements:

March 2007

None required.

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Needs and interests of community forest owners identified. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Identification of opportunities for collaborative action for ensuring the sustainability of community and former agreement forests. 18. Long-Term Outcomes of Project Activity: • Implementation of actions to ensure the long-term sustainability of community and former agreement forests. • Increased forest cover and biodiversity conservation across the landscape of eastern Ontario. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? This is a new strategic area of examination for the Model Forest in Phase III. 20. List the performance indicators to be tracked. Performance indicators may include: • Participation of community and former agreement forest owners in facilitated discussions / sessions. • Level of enthusiasm for continuing discussions relative to potential collaborative actions.

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1. Project Name:

Criteria & Indicators / State of the Forest Monitoring & Reporting

2. Project #:

2.6/02

3. Project Leader:

EOMF Staff - Mark Rowsell EOMF Forest Science Committee

4. Partners:

Lead Partner(s) and Role: The EOMF, and partners, will coordinate and conduct the development and delivery of the State of the Forest Monitoring & Reporting program and associated information products, with direction and support from the Forest Science Committee. Participating Partner(s) and Role: Federal and provincial government agencies, environmental organizations, non-profit organizations, Conservation Authorities, municipal governments, along with the Forest Science Committee, will provide support and information to facilitate the program and the development of the products.

5. Rationale:

The EOMF cannot evaluate changes in the forest or the landscape of eastern Ontario, or evaluate the effectiveness of its programs unless it has an effective monitoring and reporting system in place. The C&I / State of the Forest Monitoring & Reporting program provides this framework.

6. Linkages:

Efforts under this project are strongly linked with the Future Forest/Landscape Condition project and the Habitat Based Biodiversity Standards (NAESI) project. This project also has strong linkages with the certification and biodiversity conservation efforts underway in other areas of the EOMF program. The C&I / State of the Forest work will also complement the transfer of knowledge beyond the EOMF boundaries. Information developed via this project will complement the Information Kiosk (initiated in Phase II) and the municipal forestry case studies under Project 2.1/02.

7. Description:

In Phase II, the EOMF developed a set of 18 locally-relevant indicators of sustainable forest management, which were subsequently monitored and reported on in a first State of the Forest Report (published in 1999). This work has provided a critical baseline of information for future examination of trends toward sustainable forest management in eastern Ontario. It has also provided a framework for defining the “desired future forest condition”. The focus of efforts in Phase III is to further improve and refine the state of the forest reporting process. This will be achieved by: 1) Addressing and filling knowledge gaps identified in the first State of the Forest Report 2) Reporting trends through reexamination of past indicators, and 3) Continually and effectively communicating findings from the State of the Forest Reporting and Monitoring program to landowners, organizations, the public, and all levels of government. The Focus in 2006-2007 Over the last two years the State of Eastern Ontario’s Forests Web site and monthly newsletter have evolved at a rapid rate. A wealth of information has been compiled and distributed through the site. When the “modular approach” to reporting was proposed and accepted by the EOMF Forest Science Committee it was agreed that two criteria would be reported on each year for three years, thus resulting in a 3-year cycling of information. A lesson learned over the past two years of implementing this approach is that the volume of work is too great to achieve while also maintaining the quality of information our audience has come to expect. The Web-based approach is definitely

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successful; the message of measuring sustainable forestry has been conveyed through over 20 indicators (more than the previous state of the forest report) and more than 25 case studies. Over 400 people have been reached through the monthly newsletter, and 12, 000 unique visitors have been attracted to the State of Eastern Ontario’s Forests Web site. The expected workload has resulted in a 2006-07 plan to fully complete the suite of criteria previously initiated in 2004-2006 (rather than take on 2 new criteria this year). This includes refinement of indicators with new information, completion of proposed work that could not be completed due to time restraints, augmentation and maintenance on the site (e.g., searching and fixing broken links, creating a front page with more information), as well as further marketing of the site to partners through the newsletter and cross promotion. The criteria to be addressed include Biological Diversity, Ecosystem Condition and Productivity, Economic and Social Benefits, and Soil & Water. 8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5 To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5 To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. …To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. …To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. …To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To report on indicators through collaboration and partnership whenever possible to ensure transparency and unbiased presentation; 2. To accommodate partner studies and data when appropriate; 3. To deliver the indicators through the State of Eastern Ontario’s Forests Web site and monthly newsletter.

9. Implementation Strategy:

State of the forest monitoring and reporting (Objective 2).

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10. Reach:

Primary Users / Clients: Policy makers, resource managers, monitoring agencies, environmental organizations, interest groups, landowners. Co-Deliverers: Stewardship councils, Conservation Authorities, landowner associations, environmental organizations. Other Beneficiaries: The public, international observers.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$45,375

$5,000 Equity target

$15,000 – Volunteer advisors

Total - $45,375

Total - $5,000

Total - $15,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Conducted research on soil & water and economic & social benefits criteria, including 7 indicators and 17 case studies (see Deliverables for additional detail) • Maintained State of Eastern Ontario’s Forests Web site and added search functionality and site map • Published monthly newsletter regarding SOF activity • Made SOF presentations to various audiences and at various events as follows: Ö EMAN National Science Meeting Ö GIS Day – MNR Kemptville Ö Ottawa Forests & Greenspace Advisory Committee Ö Ontario East Municipal Conference Ö MNR District Leadership Team Ö Various visiting international delegations Ö Various Eastern Ontario Land Stewardship Councils Activities for 2006-2007

Complete

Conduct research on Biological Diversity, Ecosystem Condition and Productivity, Economic and Social Benefits, and Soil & Water criteria indicators.

March 2007

Maintain and augment State of Eastern Ontario’s Forests Web site.

March 2007

Publish monthly (12) newsletter regarding SOF activity.

March 2007

Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

13. Deliverables:

Progress in 2005-2006 • Conducted research on Soil & Water and Economic and Social Benefits criteria, completing the following indicators and case studies: Ö Protected Areas of Biological Significance (indicator) Ö History of Larose Forest (case study) Ö Area of Forest Disturbed by Fire (indicator) Ö The Conservation Authority Story (case study)

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Complete


Ö Eastern Chapter of the Society of Ontario Nut Growers (case study) Ö Ice Storm: ISFRATT Research Summary (case study) Ö Species at Risk (indicator) Ö Choose Ontario’s Natural Selections (case study) Ö Ferguson Forest Centre (case study) Ö The Observer Network (case study) Ö Butternut - Another Tree in Trouble (case study) Ö Action Plan for the Asian Long Horned Beetle (case study) Ö Turning Data into Knowledge: The EMAN Approach (case study) Ö Number of Days with Ozone Levels High Enough to Impair Forest Function (indicator) Ö Water Crossing Density by Watershed (indicator) Ö Microburst Hits Limerick Forest (case study) Ö A Community Response to the Shutdown of the Domtar Pulp Mill at Cornwall (case study) Ö Trees & Foundation Damage (case study) Ö Forest Certification in Eastern Ontario (case study) Ö FSC Certification - Benefits from the Forest (case study) Ö Volume of Sawlogs & Pulpwood Purchased (indicator) Ö A Community Response to the Shutdown of the Domtar Pulp Mill at Cornwall (case study) Ö Flow of Wood Products (indicator) Ö FSC Certification - Benefits from the Forest (case study) • Maintained State of Eastern Ontario’s Forests Web site (11,000 unique visitors, 4.3 GB of information downloaded; on average 900 unique people visited the site each month) • SOF Web site search function and site map • Published 11 newsletters regarding SOF activity (distributed to 400-plus people) Deliverables for 2006-2007 Research and reporting of findings for Biological Diversity, Ecosystem Condition and Productivity, Economic and Social Benefits, and Soil & Water criteria indicators. Augmented State of Eastern Ontario’s Forests Web site.

March 2007

12 newsletters regarding SOF activity.

March 2007

14. Property Agreements:

March 2007

None required

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Monitoring and reporting on the state of the forest in eastern Ontario through focused indicator development on Biological Diversity, Ecosystem Condition and Productivity, Economic and Social Benefits, and Soil & Water criteria indicators.

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17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Enhanced communication of the results of the Biological Diversity, Ecosystem Condition and Productivity, Economic and Social Benefits, and Soil & Water criteria components of the State of the Forest Monitoring & Reporting program. • Enhanced public awareness of the state of eastern Ontario’s forests. • Enhanced ability to analyze and understand trends in the state of eastern Ontario’s forests based on reporting in 1999 and subsequent reporting periods. 18. Long-Term Outcomes of Project Activity: • Enhanced ability to monitor and assess progress towards sustainable forests in eastern Ontario. • Enhanced ability to develop a long-term management strategy for ensuring the health of the forests of eastern Ontario for seven generations and beyond. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? Building on the efforts of Phase II, this project will focus on addressing gaps in the EOMF’s first State of the Forest Report (published in 1999). The suite of indicators reported on in the first State of the Forest Report will be refined, and incorporated into the Phase III State of the Forest Monitoring & Reporting program. 20. List the performance indicators to be tracked. Activities and deliverables will be monitored, reviewed and evaluated by the Forest Science Committee as outlined in the FSC Strategy (January 2004). Performance indicators may include: • Meeting the goals and milestones for reporting criteria and indicators as defined in the activities and deliverables sections. • Degree to which the results of the report are communicated to the public (e.g., Web site hits and number unique visitors; number of people receiving the update newsletter).

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1. Project Name:

Habitat Based Biodiversity Standards

2. Project #:

2.9/05

3. Project Leader:

Mark Rowsell

4. Partners:

Lead Partner and Role: Environment Canada, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. Participating Partner(s) and Role: Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Forest Service, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Canadian Model Forest Network.

5. Rationale:

The National Agri-environmental Standards Initiative (NAESI) is the Environment Canada program to set performance standards which define desired environmental outcomes, for agricultural landscapes, that address each of four environmental themes (water, air, pesticides and biodiverisity). A working group has been established for each environmental theme. The biodiversity working group has recognized that the ultimate goal is to conserve biodiversity that is critical to maintaining and restoring ecosystem function and integrity at multiple scales. Biodiversity includes all living organisms and the ecosystems that sustain them. As such, biodiversity can not be represented by a single measurable element. Biodiversity can be represented by a suite of elements that together represent the coarse and fine scale dimensions of biodiversity and addresses the conservation of common elements as well as sensitive and rare elements. NAESI standards must also be focused on elements of biodiversity over which the agricultural sector has influence and control, and those elements that are at highest risk from agricultural activities. Effects on habitat quantity and quality have been identified as the major impact of agriculture on biodiversity. This project is focused on development of habitat based standards. The approach proposed is to ensure adequate representation of ecosystems typical for the region in combination with a multi -species surrogate approach which identifies a set of species whose spatial compositional and functional requirements encompass those of all other species in the region. This is an extension/ refinement of the process used in the document “How much habitat is enough?” produced by Environment Canada www.on.gc.ca/wildlife//publications-e.html . The purpose of the pilot project is to develop/ refine /test a process for consolidating and analyzing existing information, and data to answer the question “what is the quantity, quality and pattern of habitat, at multiple scales, required to meet the habitat requirements for a suite of surrogate species which represent structural, compositional and functional components of biodiversity?”

6. Linkages:

This project has linkages to the C&I / State of the Forest Monitoring and Reporting project, the Future Forest/Landscape Condition project, and the Biodiversity Indicators for Woodland Owners project.

7. Description:

The National Agri-environmental Standards Initiative (NAESI) is the Environment Canada program to set performance standards which define desired environmental outcomes, for agriculture, that address each of several environmental themes. A working group has been established for each environmental theme. This project is part of the work plan for the Biodiversity Thematic Group.

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The purpose of the pilot project is to refine/develop/test a process for consolidating and analyzing existing information, and data to answer the question “what is the quantity, quality and pattern of habitat, at multiple scales, required to meet the habitat requirements for a suite of surrogate species which represent structural, compositional and functional components of biodiversity?� The Forest Science Committee will be responsible for overseeing this important piece of work. 8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. 5To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. 5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management.

EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. 5To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. Develop a decision support process for establishing habitat based biodiversity standards through expert consultation, literature review, and assessment and adaptation of existing software and models. 2. Test and refine the process in the St. Lawrence Lowlands Ecoregion. 3. Provide recommendations for further development of decision support process for application in ecoregions across Canada and for further development as a software-based decision support tool. 4. Identify science and information gaps and recommend priority areas to focus future research efforts.

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9. Implementation Strategy:

10. Reach:

Incorporating SFM in local government plans (Objective 2); Developing a desired future forest condition plan for eastern Ontario (Objective 2); Science & information – filling gaps in knowledge of SFM (Objective 1). Primary Users / Clients: EOMF, municipal governments, Conservation Authorities, Stewardship Councils, provincial and federal governments. Co-Deliverers: Partners, as listed in Section 4. Other Beneficiaries: Government and non-government organizations with an interest in the forest landscape of eastern Ontario.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$0*

$190,000 (projected)**

$0

Total - $0 Total - $190,000 (projected) Total - $ 0 * EOMF will provide human resource support via funding for approximately 25 days of EOMF salary under the Future Forest Condition Project (Project 2.2). **This figure will be determined by Environment Canada prior to March 31, 2006. 12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Developed detailed project plan

Complete

Identified and secured expertise

Established work plan tasks

• Completed the following: Potential Natural Vegetation Development and Simulation Parameterization Ö Mapped rough vegetation types Ö Conducted literature review on disturbance history for major forest types Ö Investigated wetlands Landscape Simulation and Scenarios Ö Conducted terrain analysis Ö Compiled data sources for study area Ö Compiled land cover map from data Ö Tested software (VDDT/Telsa) Ö Identified landscape metrics by broad habitat type Population Viability Analysis Models / Framework Development Ö Developed detailed flow diagram Ö Developed surrogate species selection matrix (thresholds, targets, guidelines)

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Ö Planned expert working group workshop Training / Workshops Ö Participated in National Agri-Environmental Standards Initiative (NAESI) – Decision Support Process for Habitat Based Biodiversity Standards Workshop (Nov. 2005) Ö Participated in VDDT Landscape Modeling Software Training (Feb. 2006) Ö Participated in weekly conference calls with modeling team Communications Ö Created Web site (http://sof.eomf.on.ca/Future_Forest_Condition/w_nae si_e.htm) Ö Developed search engine tool (http://www.elutis.com/naesi/) Activities for 2006-2007 Develop potential natural vegetation and assess current representation of ecosystem types and successional stages. Define existing biodiversity direction for region.

March 2007

Identify land cover and habitat based thresholds or quantification of response based on published peer reviewed studies. Identify suite of predictor species and accumulating data for habitat supply analysis and population viability analysis. Select, test, and refine landscape simulation and scenarios.

March 2007

March 2007

Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

March 2007

March 2007

13. Deliverables:

Progress in 2005-2006 • Detailed project plan • Detailed work plan

Complete

• Working group reports • Completed the following key deliverables (See also Activities): Ö Mapping of vegetation types Ö Literature review Ö Land cover map Ö Flow diagram Ö Surrogate species selection matrix Ö Training and workshops (2) Ö Web site Ö Search engine tool Deliverables for 2006-2007 Assessment of current representation of ecosystem types and successional stages for eastern Ontario pilot area. Land cover and habitat based thresholds.

March 2007

Suite of predictor species for Habitat analysis and PVA.

March 2007

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March 2007


Habitat supply analysis and population viability analysis results.

March 2007

Landscape simulation and scenarios.

March 2007

14. Property Agreements:

None required.

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Enhance understandings among partners of the process to establish habitat based biodiversity standards. • Development of a plan to establish standards in other ecoregions across Canada. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Establishment of habitat based biodiversity standards in other ecoregions across Canada. 18. Long-Term Outcomes of Project Activity: • Enhanced science-based Best Management Practices with respect to biodiversity. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? This project builds on the Criteria & Indicators / State of the Forest reporting efforts by establishing science-based standards upon which biodiversity indicators are assessed. 20. Outline the performance management strategy for the project. Some of the key performance indicators may include: • Timely development of a support process for establishing habitat based biodiversity standards. • Timely testing and refinement of said process in St. Lawrence Lowlands Ecoregion. • Timely development of recommendations to transfer the decision support process to other ecoregions across Canada. • Timely identification of science and information gaps and recommendations for future research efforts.

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1. Project Name:

Communications & Outreach

2. Project #:

3.1/02

3. Project Leader:

EOMF Communications Committee EOMF Staff - Elizabeth Holmes

4. Partners:

Lead: EOMF (Communications Committee). Participating: Ferguson Forest Centre, Eastern Ontario Stewardship Councils, Ontario Woodlot Association, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Kemptville College~University of Guelph, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Canadian Institute of Forestry~Ottawa Valley Section, Bioproducts Business Network, educational and environmental institutions, National Forest Weeks partners, Conservation Authorities, Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network, North Grenville Chamber of Commerce, Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve, St. Lawrence Islands National Park, Forestry Research Partnership, Canadian Ecology Centre, Limerick Forest Advisory Committee, Canadian Biodiversity Institute, North Grenville Cooperative Pre-school, others.

5. Rationale:

As in Phase II, increasing public awareness of activities within and beyond the boundaries of the EOMF is viewed as fundamental to our efforts. With a population of over 1 million in the immediate area of the EOMF, communicating the importance of forests and forest values is truly critical. Of particular importance is conveying the idea that individual actions can and do affect ecosystem and forest health at the broader scale, and that it is therefore the responsibility of all to consider the ecological footprint they leave. There is also a need to ensure awareness of sustainable forest practices that provide for economic values, while conserving the ecological integrity of our forests. If individuals understand, appreciate and respect a broad range of forest values, it will be easier to encourage the broader community to take action to sustain the forests of eastern Ontario and beyond.

6. Linkages:

This project is intimately linked with all other EOMF projects. It provides staff and financial support to inform and educate a wide range of target audiences about sustainable forest principles and practices, and the activities and programs of both the EOMF and the Canadian Model Forest Network.

7. Description:

The EOMF Communications Committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Phase III (2002-2007) Communications & Outreach Plan. Key efforts for the current fiscal year include: • Implementation and tweaking of Communications & Outreach program activities, with a focus on ensuring a strong finish to the end of Phase III (as per an updated Communications & Outreach matrix for 2006-2007). • Efforts to document and effectively communicate our successes and outcomes (part of our evaluation and analysis efforts). • Efforts to support CMFN outreach activities, in particular the legacy and future program development aspects (e.g., 15-year summary report on achievements, Web site). Building on past successes, the EOMF will continue to play a vital role in coordinating the suite of seasonal community forestry events in eastern Ontario, including the Forest Fair, the Christmas Seminar and the Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference. These extremely popular and well-attended events continue to generate interest and engage people in new and emerging facets of

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sustainable forest management. The 2005 Christmas Seminar, for example, has resulted in the forging of several new partnerships in the realm of bioproducts. Opportunities for further strengthening the EOMF’s role in sustainable forest education will be pursued through involvement in Envirothon, the Eastern Canadian Teacher’s Tour, National Forest Week efforts, the Frontenac Arch Biosphere/Outdoor Educator's Awareness Initiative and the Ontario Education for Sustainable Development Working Group. The Communications Committee will also be integrally involved in the efforts associated with the development of the strategic plan for 2007 and beyond. 8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. 5To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. 5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. 5To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health.

9. Implementation Strategy: 10. Reach:

Communications & Outreach Plan (Objective 3). Primary Users / Clients: Landowners and forest workers, First Nations, urban and rural dwellers, EOMF members, government and non-government resource management organizations, municipalities and land use planners, environmental educators, students, youth and children, educational and environmental institutions, scientists, naturalists, foundations, the agricultural community,

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forest industry, politicians, the policy community, media, other model forests, other strategic audiences within and beyond the EOMF. Co-Deliverers: Partners, as listed in Section 4. Other Beneficiaries: Canadian Model Forest Network, International Model Forest Network Secretariat. 11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$66,683

$12,000 Contributions by partners to support various forest-related community events including the Forest Fair of Eastern Ontario, National Forest Week, Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference, etc.).

$102,000 Volunteer time, expertise and services of EOMF partners, members and Communications Committee members; facilities, equipment, materials, etc.

Total - $66,683

Total - $12,000

Total - $102,000

Communications & Outreach Budget 2006-2007: Breakdown by Implementation Strategy (Projected) Implementation Strategy

EOMF Expenditures ($)

Press & Media 2,000 Newsletter 7,000 Display & Events (Includes Cost of a Communications 25,000 Contractor) Reports & Promotional Items 6,000 Brochures, Printed Materials & Advertising 3,000 Education Projects 2,000 Equipment & Supplies 4,000 Web Hosting 500 Web Maintenance & Updates 5,000 Admin (e.g., shipping of reports, staff time, travel) 10,683 {*Web Site Use for Beyond the Boundaries Transfer of {*13,200 } SFM} {*Recognition Program (& Membership)} {*599} Support of Network Level Communications & Outreach 1,500 TOTAL 66,683 *Funds for these projects have been allotted independent from the Communications & Outreach budget in the 2006-2007 Work Plan. The Communications Committee, however, will play a lead role in overseeing these projects. 12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Hosted target audience refinement session (June 2005) • Produced comprehensive target audience matrix • Produced monthly Roster of Upcoming Events

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• Played a key role in organizing a number of forest-related community events (e.g., Forest Fair of Eastern Ontario, 2006 Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference) • Participated in a number of forest-related events (e.g., Navan Fair Conservation Tent, Trenton Woodlot Conference) • Partnered with the CIF-OVS and the Bioproducts Business Network to deliver the 2005 Annual Christmas Seminar on emerging opportunities associated with bioproducts • Helped to coordinate National Forest Week efforts in eastern Ontario (e.g., forestry showcase at the Canadian Museum of Nature) • Sponsored and participated in the 2005 Eastern Canadian Teacher’s Tour • Developed a series of project monographs documenting EOMF success stories • Held 9 Communications Committee meetings (April-February) • Held 2 Communications Strategy meetings • Produced the 2005-06 Annual Report on certified paper by a certified printer • Produced 10 press releases (April-February) • Contributed to CMFN clippings compendiums • Produced 6 issues of Forestry Forum • Provided support to CMFN communication and outreach efforts (e.g., success stories, field visits, participation in outreach events, articles for the Forestry Chronicle) • Hosted various field visits and tours on behalf of the CMFN and the IMFNS (e.g., TRANSFOR exchange, North American Forest Ecology Conference field visit) • Developed and delivered the forestry field component of the Grenville County Envirothon competition Activities for 2006-2007 Implementation and tweaking of Communications & Outreach program activities (as per an updated matrix for 2006-2007).

Ongoing

Document and effectively communicate EOMF successes and outcomes (as well as those of the CMFN and IMFNS).

March 2007

Support CMFN outreach activities, in particular the legacy and future program development aspects (e.g., 15-year summary report on achievements, Web site). Coordinate (with partner assistance) the suite of seasonal community forestry events in eastern Ontario, including the Forest Fair, the Christmas Seminar and the Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference. Pursue opportunities for strengthening the EOMF’s role in sustainable forest education through involvement in Envirothon, the Eastern Canadian Teacher’s Tour, National Forest Week efforts, the Frontenac Arch Biosphere/Outdoor Educator's Awareness Initiative and the proposed Ontario Education for Sustainable Development Working Group. Provide input and guidance to efforts associated with the development of the strategic plan for 2007 and beyond.

March 2007

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March 2007

March 2007

March 2007


Oversee recognition and membership-related efforts outlined in Project 1.9/02 . Oversee Web development efforts outlined in Project 4.2/02.

March 2007 March 2007

13. Deliverables: Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Target audience refinement session (June 2005)

Complete

• Target audience matrix • Monthly roster of events • Coordination of various forestry-related community events • Participation in community events • Series of 8 project monographs • 9 Communications Committee meetings (April-February) • 2 Communications Strategy meetings • 2005-2006 Annual Report • 10 press releases (April-February) • 6 issues of Forestry Forum • Support to CMFN communication and outreach efforts (e.g., submissions to Forestry Chronicle, success stories) • Field visits and tours hosted on behalf of the CMFN and IMFNS (e.g., TRANSFOR exchange) • Forestry educational materials associated with the Grenville County Envirothon competition (e.g., tree identification key, etc.) Deliverables for 2006-2007 Specific deliverables will be completed as set out in the Communications & Outreach Plan (as per an updated matrix for 2006-2007).

March 2007

Documentation and communication of EOMF successes and outcomes (as well as those of the CMFN and IMFNS).

March 2007

Support to CMFN outreach activities, in particular the legacy and future program development aspects (e.g., 15-year summary report on achievements, Web site).

March 2007

Suite of seasonal community forestry events.

March 2007

Participation in and support to sustainable forest education efforts.

March 2007

Input and guidance to the development of the strategic plan for 2007 and beyond.

March 2007

14. Property Agreements:

None required.

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity • Implementation and delivery of a well-rounded Communications & Outreach program that is supportive of sustainable forest management efforts in eastern Ontario and beyond.

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17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity • Increased participation of EOMF residents and others in activities, projects and events in support of sustainable forests. • Broad dissemination of information on various aspects of forests and forest sustainability. • Greater EOMF and Canadian Model Forest Network visibility. 18. Long-Term Outcomes • A population that is knowledgeable about, supportive of, and committed to sustainable forest management principles and practices. • Enhanced protection and management of forest ecosystems and associated natural areas in eastern Ontario and beyond. • An informed population engaged in activities which ensure forests for seven generations. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? As supported by the results of the end-of-Phase II survey of EOMF residents and customers, the EOMF has made considerable progress in expanding communication and outreach efforts. Notably, the survey indicates that awareness of the EOMF has increased to 24% of the residents, which represents a 100% increase during Phase II. The EOMF will continue to build upon and expand the many communications and outreach successes of Phase II via the delivery of a well-rounded Communications & Outreach Plan. As in the past, the Communications Committee will play a fundamental role in supporting and providing guidance to all communications and outreach efforts, and in overseeing the delivery of the Communications & Outreach Plan. 20. Outline the performance management strategy for the project. The implementation of the Communications & Outreach Plan will be complemented by periodic monitoring and adjustment to ensure that efforts are moving us towards the achievement of our objectives and our overall vision. The Communications Committee will lead these efforts. An end-of-Phase III survey will also be an important source of information for evaluating the success of our public awareness and outreach efforts. Performance indicators set out in the EOMF’s Performance & Evaluation Framework will be monitored and reported on as appropriate.

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1. Project Name:

Exchange of SFM Beyond the Boundaries

2. Project #:

4.1/02

3. Project Leader:

All EOMF Staff, Jim Cayford

4. Partners:

Lead Partner(s) and Role: EOMF Participating Partner(s) and Role: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Stewardship Councils, Federation of Ontario Naturalists, Forest Gene Conservation Association, Ontario Forestry Association, Ontario Woodlot Association chapters, Conservation Authorities, Federation of Agriculture chapters, Canadian Model Forest Network, Ontario Model Forest Network, International Model Forest Network Secretariat, Canadian Institute of Forestry (Ontario sections), University of Guelph, University of Toronto, Queen’s University, Lakehead University, State University of New York-College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Thousand Islands-Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve, A2A Conservation Association (Rideau-St. Lawrence Chapter), others.

5. Rationale:

The Eastern Ontario Model Forest has established an excellent approach to working beyond its boundaries. Efforts to further increase the strategic transfer of SFM beyond the EOMF boundaries are viewed as paramount in Phase III. There is an opportunity to collaborate with other model forests in ensuring the transfer of SFM principles and practices across Canada. *Note: Schedule D of the Contribution Agreement (2002-2007) with CFS also references the importance of ensuring the exchange of knowledge and experience beyond the boundaries of the EOMF and, in particular, across the Canadian Model Forest Network in Phase III.

6. Linkages:

This project is intimately linked with all EOMF projects and activities.

7. Description:

The strategic transfer of SFM beyond the boundaries of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest will be achieved through multiple avenues which include: • Expanding outreach networks and tools beyond our boundaries • Engaging communities beyond our boundaries • Expanding initiatives with First Nations communities beyond our boundaries Specific transfer activities, and associated deliverables, are outlined in Sections 12 and 13 respectively. The focus of this transfer will be on the settled landscape of southern Ontario. This, however, will not exclude other geographic areas that may be appropriate for specific transfer opportunities. In particular, opportunities for collaborating with other model forests on specific topics of common interest (e.g., forest certification, local level indicators) will be pursued. As part of the approach to working beyond our boundaries, the expertise of a special advisor who resides in the greater Toronto area will be used to provide regular representation in meetings and events linked to our efforts (e.g., meetings of The Ontario Rural Council, OMNR science forums). The EOMF will play a strong role in supporting regional, national and international efforts at furthering sustainable forestry. Examples include: • Working alongside the Lake Abitibi Model Forest as an “Ontario Model Forest Network” on broad policy-level initiatives (e.g., Canada-Ontario MOU on Forestry) and various outreach efforts.

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• Providing input to, and supporting, the strategic initiatives of the Canadian Model Forest Network – in particular, the EOMF will continue to play a strong role in helping to guide and support the Private Woodlot Strategic Initiative. • Supporting network-level communications and outreach efforts (e.g., representation at events, hosting tours, development of communications materials). • Participating on the various network-level steering committees (e.g., Private Woodlots Steering Committee, Web Site Steering Committee). • Providing input to the National Forest Strategy and supporting its implementation province-wide. • Participating in the development of the Canadian Urban Forest Strategy as a member of the Canadian Urban Forest Network. • Hosting tours with international delegations in partnership with the International Model Forest Network Secretariat (IMFNS). • Supporting communications and outreach efforts of the IMFNS. 8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. 5To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. 5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. 5To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management beyond the boundaries of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest.

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9. Implementation Strategy:

10. Reach:

Expanding outreach networks and tools; Engaging communities beyond our boundaries; Expanding initiatives with First Nations communities beyond the area of the Model Forest (Objective 4). Primary Users / Clients: Various audiences beyond the boundaries of the EOMF including landowners, the public, government and non-government resource management agencies and conservation groups, other model forests, First Nations, researchers, educational institutions. Co-Deliverers: Partners, as listed in Section 4. Other Beneficiaries: Canadian Model Forest Network, International Model Forest Network Secretariat.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$6,000

None anticipated.

$10,000 Time and expertise of partners, members, EOMF board and committee members; travel costs covered by hosts inviting participation at various events.

Total - $6,000

Total - $0

Total - $10,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Signed, as part of the Ontario Model Forest Network, an MOU with OMNR that addresses provincial-level reporting on National Forest Strategy strategic directions • Participated in annual meeting of The Ontario Rural Council, and the June 2005 Public Issues Forum • Participated in, and assisted with formulation and delivery of the OMNR Southcentral Region Forestry Forum (including several field visits) • Strengthened beyond-the-boundaries work with Renfrew and Prince Edward Counties on demonstration forest initiatives • Worked alongside the Forest Gene Conservation Association to set up the Butternut Recovery Fund • Strengthened partnerships with academic institutions including Lakehead University and the University of Toronto through various outreach efforts of the Ontario Model Forest Network (e.g., U of T Careers Day, etc.) • Strengthened dialogue initiated at the September 2004 “Forest Convergence” session (e.g., follow up discussions, field visit to Wanakena Ranger School) • Participated as a key player in the Private Woodlot Strategic Initiative (currently exploring a networking opportunity with Atlantic Canada); supported CMFN efforts in delivery the National Woodland Conference in Vernon, B.C. • Provided input to the Partnership Synergy Project • Provided support to CMFN and IMFNS communication and outreach activities (e.g., development of posters for the Global Forum in Costa Rica) • Provided support for the CMFN and IMFNS through the hosting of various national, international delegations (e.g., TRANSFOR field visit to Canada).

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Complete


• Hosted “Advancing Integrated Landscape Management in Canada” workshop in partnership with Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada and the Policy Research Initiative of the Privy Council • Scoped possibilities for bringing the Upper Canada Woods Cooperative under the EOMF certification umbrella (work is already underway with several community forests on this front) Activities for 2006-2007 I. Expanding Outreach Networks and Tools Formalizing knowledge and exchange networks with strategic partners beyond the EOMF boundaries – examples: - Strengthen and broaden collaboration with OMNR Stewardship Councils in southern Ontario to support and transfer EOMF activities including landowner workshops and demonstration forests - Formalize network ambassadors to represent EOMF at strategic venues beyond our boundaries (e.g., representation at forest science events by Jim Cayford such as the OFA AGM) - Maintain presence at strategic events including the OMNR Southcentral Region Forestry Forum and The Ontario Rural Council (TORC) forums - Continue as a member of The Ontario Rural Council - Identify opportunities to work more closely with strategic groups including FON, FGCA, OFA, OWA, Conservation Authorities, Federation of Agriculture, Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Trees Ontario Foundation (EOMF is represented on the Trees Ontario steering committee) - Continue to foster the relationships and strengthen the efforts stemming from the September 2004 “Forest Convergence” session (New York State/Ontario collaborative initiative) Transferring knowledge on themes of common interest across the Canadian Model Forest Network – examples: - Share certification experiences gained in eastern Ontario with Fundy Model Forest, Nova Forest Alliance, and Bas St. Laurent Model Forest - Share experiences relative to local level indicators and State of the Forest reporting with other model forests across the Network through workshops, etc. - Work with Lake Abitibi Model Forest as the “Ontario Model Forest Network” on broad policy level initiatives (e.g., Canada-Ontario MOU on Forestry) - Provide input to the model forest network Partnership Synergy Project - Support activities of the Private Woodlot Strategic Initiative of the CMFN, and participate on the Private Woodlots Steering Committee - Support network-level communications and outreach efforts (e.g., participation in events such as the 2006 ‘Valuing Nature’ Stewardship Conference, development of communications materials) - Participate in and support CMFN legacy efforts (e.g., 15-year accomplishments report) Transferring the model forest concept to international and other interested groups – examples: - Host tours with international delegations visiting the Ottawa / Kemptville area in partnership with the International Model Forest Network Secretariat - Support communications and outreach efforts of the IMFNS - Work alongside Lake Abitibi Model Forest as the “Ontario Model Forest Network” on various outreach efforts (e.g., annual speaking engagements at Lakehead University, University of Toronto, etc.)

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Ongoing 2006-2007


Supporting regional, national and international efforts at furthering sustainable forestry – examples: - Provide update on activities to Canada-Ontario Memorandum of Understanding on Forestry - Provide input to the National Forest Strategy and support its implementation province-wide - Participate in the development of the Canadian Urban Forest Strategy (as a member of the Canadian Urban Forest Network) Expanding knowledge transfer tools – example: - Expand the EOMF Web site as an important beyond-the-boundaries transfer tool (*addressed under Project 4.2/02) II. Engaging Communities Beyond Our Boundaries Establishing nodes for forest certification beyond eastern Ontario (See Project 1.7/02)

Ongoing 2006-2007

Liaising with landscape level initiatives underway in Ontario – examples: - Facilitate the establishment of A2A Conservation Association with its links beyond the EOMF - Work with the Thousand Islands-Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve to develop linkages to similar efforts in the Great Lakes basin - Participate in Carolinian Canada’s “Big Picture” initiative and the Nature Conservancy’s “Bigger Picture” initiative - Work with the FON on the development of the Southern Ontario Woodlands Conservation Strategy and refinement of Significant Woodlands Criteria III. Expanding SFM Initiatives with First Nations Communities Beyond Our Boundaries - Refine opportunities for collaborative work on themes of common interest - Engage First Nations beyond the boundaries in model forest projects and activities ,sharing knowledge and experience

Ongoing 2006-2007

13. Deliverables Deliverables (Outputs) Progress in 2005-2006 • Various workshops, field visits and tours (e.g., OMNR Southcentral Region Forestry Forum, ILM workshop, TRANSFOR exchange, field tour for the North American Forest Ecology Conference) • Presentations to academic institutions as the Ontario Model Forest Network • Materials in support of CMFN and IMFNS communication and outreach activities (e.g., posters for Global Forum in Costa Rica) • Input to the National Forest Strategy and components thereof (e.g., Canadian Urban Forest Strategy) • Cultural values workshop delivered in partnership with South Nation Conservation, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and Golden Lake First Nation I. Expanding Outreach Networks and Tools ⇒ Transfer of model forest activities (e.g., landowner workshops, demonstration forest activities) ⇒ New partnerships and outreach networks ⇒ Network of ambassadors to transfer EOMF messages

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Completion Date Complete

Ongoing 2006-2007


⇒ Presence at OMNR Southcentral Region Forestry Forum, TORC and other strategic events and forums (e.g., ‘Valuing Nature’ Stewardship Conference) ⇒ Transfer of certification and local level indicator experiences with other model forests ⇒ Input to the model forest network Partnership Synergy Project ⇒ Communications materials for the CMFN and IMFNS (e.g., 15-year CMFN accomplishments report, success stories, project updates, etc.) ⇒ Tours with international and other interested groups interested in the model forest concept ⇒ Speaking engagements/presentations to universities and others as the “Ontario Model Forest Network” ⇒ Strengthened and expanded partnerships with resource/conservation management interests on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border ⇒ Update activities to Canada-Ontario MOU on Forestry ⇒ Input to the implementation of the National Forest Strategy province-wide (including input to development of Canadian Urban Forest Strategy) ⇒ Enhanced / expanded / well-promoted EOMF Web site, as well as supportive Web sites (e.g., Ferguson Forest Centre, FGCA, etc.) II. Engaging Communities Beyond Our Boundaries ⇒ New nodes for certification beyond eastern Ontario ⇒ Support to A2A Conservation Association in Ontario ⇒ Participation in bio-regional planning initiatives (Big and Bigger Picture initiatives) ⇒ Input to Southern Ontario Woodlands Conservation Strategy and development of Significant Woodlands Criteria

Ongoing 2006-2007

III. Expanding SFM Initiatives with First Nations Communities Beyond Our Boundaries ⇒ Follow-up and outcomes of discussions

Ongoing 2006-2007

14. Property Agreements:

None required.

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: (outcomes within 18 months of project commencement) • Increased sharing of EOMF knowledge, tools and resources within and beyond eastern Ontario via expansion of outreach networks. • Strengthening, broadening and enhancement of opportunities for collaborative work towards sustainable forests within and beyond eastern Ontario. • Enhanced presence at strategic venues beyond the EOMF. • Enhanced transfer of the model forest concept to international and other interested groups. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: (outcomes within 5 years of project commencement) • Increased application of knowledge shared by the EOMF within and beyond eastern Ontario. • Increased collaborative work with partners beyond the EOMF. 18. Long-Term Outcomes of Project Activity: (outcomes within 10 years of project commencement) • Enhanced forest sustainability across the landscape of southern Ontario through cooperative and collaborative planning and implementation of programs and activities.

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19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? This work will strengthen and expand the many outreach networks established throughout Phases I and II of the program. 20. Outline the performance management strategy for the project. Some of the performance indicators that may be used in assessing the project include: • Number, diversity and depth of new partnerships initiated beyond the EOMF. • Range and degree of involvement of communities and organizations beyond the EOMF. • Number and type of events attended beyond the EOMF. • Reach to audiences beyond our boundaries (might be measured, for example, as part of an end-ofPhase III survey). • Evidence of knowledge shared by the EOMF being applied elsewhere. • Partner assessments of the value of working with the EOMF.

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1. Project Name:

Web Site Use for Beyond the Boundaries Transfer of SFM

2. Project #:

4.2/02

3. Project Leader:

Greg Moffatt

4. Partners:

Lead Partner(s) and Role: EOMF will coordinate the development and delivery of the products. Participating Partner(s) and Role: Provincial government ministries, Conservation Authorities, municipal governments, forest consultants, and the public. These partners will provide support and information to facilitate the development of the products.

5. Rationale:

The EOMF has gathered a wealth of knowledge and information throughout the last two Phases of the program and it is important to the EOMF that this information be shared with the public both within and outside the EOMF boundaries. To help share this information, the EOMF will increase the services and information made available through its Web site.

6. Linkages:

Some of the information developed through this project will complement the following projects: Information Kiosk, C&I / State of the Forest Monitoring & Reporting program, Forest Certification, Bog-to-Bog, Landowner Workshop Series, Demonstration Forest Initiative, Online Forest Management Tool, Guidebook for Decision Makers, and Communications & Outreach.

7. Description:

This project is designed to increase the services and information made available through the EOMF Web site which will help to promote sustainable forest management and related topics. It entails creating, updating, and maintaining various Web sites and tools. The Focus in 2006-2007 The Projects and Initiatives section of the EOMF Web site currently lists several projects that have their own “mini-sites”. However, information on many of our projects can only be found in the Work Plan and Annual Report. Efforts this year will focus on enhancing this section of the site to give a database-driven, searchable set of pages that detail each of the EOMF’s projects. Project details will be similar to the information contained in the Work Plan, but will also include links to project Web sites, downloads of project results and reports where applicable, and other pertinent information. Building on the efforts initiated in 2005-2006, real-time summarized results of the ongoing electronic surveys will be made available to EOMF staff and committees for use in applications as appropriate. The online survey results will also be fed into our ongoing analysis and evaluation efforts under Project 5.3/02.

8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. …To strengthen Model Forest Network activities.

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5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: …To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. …To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. …To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: The online survey system will be used for a wide range of purposes, including tailoring the delivery of the EOMF program to better serve all stakeholders, contributing public survey data to the Criteria & Indicators / State of the Forest Monitoring & Reporting program, setting topics for workshops and information sessions, and more. Surveys will be quick and easy for site visitors to complete. 9. Implementation Strategy: 10. Reach:

Exchanging SFM through expanded outreach networks and tools (Objective 4). Primary Users / Clients: All model forest partners and stakeholders, including federal, provincial, and municipal government, Conservation Authorities, industry, First Nations, forest consultants, educators, environmentalists, landowners, and the public. Co-Deliverers: The EOMF will design and develop the survey system, with guidance from the Communications Committee. All model forest staff, the board of directors, and committees will participate in the development of surveys. Other Beneficiaries: Information collected through the survey system can be shared with stewardship councils, Conservation Authorities, other local interest groups, etc.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$13,200

None anticipated.

$2,000 EOMF committees (input and direction)

Total - $13,200

Total - $0

Total - $2,000

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12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Implemented online survey

Complete

• Added a section for workshop/seminar downloads • Enhanced events listings with a “calendar view” Activities for 2006-2007 Improve the Projects and Initiatives section of the site by providing information pages for all projects (not just the ones with their own “minisites”); this section will be database-driven and searchable through the site search page.

June 2006

Feed online survey results into ongoing Analysis & Evaluation efforts.

Ongoing

Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Online surveys on the EOMF Web site

Complete

13. Deliverables:

• Workshop/seminar supporting document downloads • Calendar view of events Deliverables for 2006-2007 Searchable project information pages for all active projects (similar to the Work Plan) in the Projects and Initiatives section of the EOMF Web site.

June 2006

Real-time, summarized results of the ongoing electronic surveys will be made available to EOMF staff and committees.

Ongoing

14. Property Agreements:

None required

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Feedback from Web site users on a variety of topics. • A more interactive Web site. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Better targeted workshops, projects, publications, and overall program delivery. • Improved public participation in events and workshops, and greater public awareness of the activities of the EOMF and its partners. • Enhanced model forest partnerships through cross-promotion and other linkages. 18. Long-Term Outcomes of Project Activity: • A more knowledgeable community in eastern Ontario and beyond with respect to sustainable forest management. • Enhanced uptake of, and participation in, sustainable forest management.

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19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? Data, techniques and information gathered or created through the EOMF Mapping and Information Group in Phase II will be incorporated into the Web site. Partnerships built in Phase I and II will be strengthened through this collaboration. 20. List the performance indicators to be tracked. The number of survey respondents will be tracked for each survey.

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1. Project Name:

Equity Generation

2. Project #:

5.1/02

3. Project Leader:

Sandra Lawn

4. Partners:

Lead: Equity Generation Committee. Participating: Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, EOMF members, partners, consultants and affiliated groups, EOMF staff and Futures Committee

5. Rationale:

In this project “equity generation” is defined as building financial, political and social value. The generation of equity is essential if the EOMF is to continue to respond to foreseen, as well as unforeseen, opportunities and thereby advance the building of “forests for seven generations”.

6. Linkages:

This project must be linked to other EOMF projects and existing partners. It must be ready to respond, when needed, to unforeseen opportunities. It will also serve as a linkage to new partners in academia, government agencies, local governments, business or not-for-profit organizations that have not been involved with the EOMF before.

7. Description:

This project supports activities of the EOMF’s Equity Committee (see Activities and Deliverables below). The Focus in 2006-2007 Some of the key areas of focus for the Equity project leader under the Equity Generation project for the 2006-2007 fiscal year include: • Assisting with the preparation of applications and proposals to funding institutions, government agencies and private sector, based on identified equity needs (as per the equity needs matrix developed in 2005-06). • Initiating a search for valued-added wood products project developers and other identified economic development initiatives related to biomass and bioproducts (including but not restricted to northern housing). • Broadening the base of support by examining current partnerships, analyzing gaps and broadening the EOMF association with the New York Forest convergence, OMNR Forest Strategy and other groups (e.g., Environment Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Policy Research Initiative). • Participation in various outreach events (e.g., workshops, conferences, field days and tours leading to new networks and connections). The project leader will also work closely with the Equity Committee, staff, board and Futures Working Group on the preparation of the strategic plan for 2007 and beyond.

8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. 5To strengthen Model Forest Network activities

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5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: …To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. …To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. 5To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation.

Project Objectives: 1. To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts of the EOMF through equity generation. 9. Implementation Strategy:

Equity generation (Objective 5).

10. Reach:

Primary Users / Clients: EOMF, partners, landowners, municipal governments Co-Deliverers: Partners, as listed in Section 4. Other Beneficiaries: Residents of eastern Ontario, Canadian Model Forest Network, all of society.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$9,600

Goal is to raise $349,000

$10,000 Time contributed by EOMF members and ambassadors, EOMF partners, and project leader.

Total - $9,600

Total - $349,000

Total - $10,000

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12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Activities for 2005-2006 •

Assisted with preparation of submissions and proposals to funding institutions (e.g., the George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation) and government agencies (e.g., Eastern Ontario Development Fund and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Community Futures Development Corporation) based on identified equity needs related to mapping and information services, certification, economic development and other needs

Developed equity needs matrix with input of staff and others (to assist efforts to locate funding to replace possible shortfall in certification, mapping and other initiatives)

Broadened base of support by examining current partnerships, analyzing gaps and strengthening the EOMF association with the New York Forest convergence, OMNR Forest Strategy, Eastern Ontario Region Innovation Network, BIOCAP, Bioproducts Business Network, National Research Council, Industry Canada and others

Developed and implemented transition strategies through: name, branding, membership and greater integration with other sectors such as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Environment Canada

Partnered with FedNor and the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Community Futures Development Corporation in a study examining the ramifications of the Domtar Cornwall pulp mill closure for eastern Ontario

Complete

Activities for 2006-2007 Assist with the preparation of applications and proposals to funding institutions, government agencies and private sector, based on identified equity needs (as per the equity needs matrix developed in 2005-06).

Ongoing

Work with staff to prepare funding application for development of Wood Centre(s) as identified in January/February 2006.

April 2006

Initiate search for valued-added wood products project developers and other identified economic development initiatives related to biomass and bioproducts (including but not restricted to northern housing).

March 2007

Broaden base of support by examining current partnerships, analyzing gaps and broadening the EOMF association with the New York Forest convergence, OMNR Forest Strategy and other groups (e.g., Environment Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Policy Research Initiative in advancing Integrated Landscape Management).

March 2007

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13. Deliverables: Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Strengthened partnerships with Nature Conservancy of Canada (Ontario); local government (e.g., Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal); City of Ottawa (through attendance at Rural Summit); Environment Canada; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; and the Policy Research Initiative •

Workshop, research and report (“Making Lemonade From Trees”) on Domtar Cornwall pulp mill closure

Participation in various outreach events (e.g., workshops, conferences, field days, tours)

Applications for funding for Information Report No. 100 “Eastern Ontario Wood flow and Wood SupplyStudy” through Eastern Ontario Development Fund and Metcalf Foundation

Matrix on funding opportunities, including expectations, partners etc.

Input to the preparation of the strategic plan for 2007 and beyond

Complete

Deliverables for 2006-2007 Partnership with Environment Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Policy Research Initiative and others working on Integrated Landscape Management.

March 2007

Application to EODF for funding to proceed with work on value-added wood products projects; other funding applications as appropriate.

March 2007

Participation in various outreach events (e.g., workshops, conferences, field days, tours leading to new networks and connections).

Ongoing

Input to strategic plan for 2007 and beyond.

February 2007

14. Property Agreements:

None required.

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: (outcomes within 1.5 years of project initiation) • Enhanced partnerships with environmental resource management organizations and interest groups such as the Eastern Ontario Lake Ontario Region Innovation Network, BIOCAP, Bioproducts Business Network, National Research Council, Eastern Ontario Development Fund and others. • Funding proposals to further sustainable forest management efforts. • Agreements in principle for a timetable to complete a forest inventory layer for southern Ontario. • Increased interaction with municipal governments through various outreach efforts. • A closer alliance with government departments at various levels (e.g., agriculture, environment, industry, skills development, etc).

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17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity (outcomes within 5 years of project initiation) • Development of an Integrated Landscape Management Plan for eastern Ontario. • FRI for all of southern Ontario completed. 18. Long-Term Outcomes (outcomes within 10 years of project initiation) • Implementation of an Integrated Landscape Management Plan for eastern Ontario (with the capacity to model impacts of climate change, land use and other anthropogenic occurrences). • Increased forest cover and biodiversity conservation in eastern Ontario and other parts of southern Ontario. • More knowledgeable landowners and political leaders committed to sustainable forest management practices and principles. • Official Plans that adequately protect ground water and surface water, soils, biodiversity, and health benefits of a healthy landscape. • A thriving resource/knowledge based economy in eastern Ontario. • Three centres of bioproduct /bioenergy production in Eastern Ontario. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? This project will build on EOMF efforts in Phases I and II by continuing to expand the financial, political and social values inherent in “forests for seven generations.” 20. Outline the performance management strategy for the project. Performance indicators may include: • Number, diversity, scope and impact of partnerships. • Number and diversity of partnership / collaborative projects. • Number of collaborative agreements. • Number, range and impact of knowledge networks. • Level of funding secured to undertake projects (non-CFS). • Degree of collaboration on sustainable forest projects.

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1. Project Name:

Akwesasne Partnership

2. Project #:

5.2/02

3. Project Leader:

Henry Lickers / Richard David

4. Partners:

Lead: Mohawk Council of Akwesasne~Department of the Environment Participating: Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment, St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, State University of New York~College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Cornell University, University of Ottawa, Ferguson Forest Centre, Forest Gene Conservation Association, others.

5. Rationale:

The EOMF has learned much from the community at Akwesasne in Phases I and II of the model forest program. Working with the community has garnered new ways of looking at forests and of valuing them, and, in particular, has highlighted the importance of forests from a spiritual and cultural perspective. In addition to having shared new understandings of forest ecosystems and their values, the community has impressed upon the EOMF the importance of working relationships based on the principles of respect, equity and empowerment. This concept has been adopted wholeheartedly by the EOMF and has proven instrumental in establishing credibility among partners.

6. Linkages:

This project is closely linked with communications and outreach efforts, along with forest science and equity efforts of the EOMF.

7. Description:

In Phase III, the EOMF will continue to work in close partnership with the community at Akwesasne, building on the many successes of Phases I and II of the program. Although grouped under Objective 5, the activities of this partnership span across all other EOMF objectives as well. The Focus in 2006-2007 The EOMF/Akwesasne Partnership has generated interest on the part of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne to develop a comprehensive forest management plan for the community of Akwesasne. The development of a long term forest management plan for Akwesasne has been identified as a priority. The EOMF will assist in efforts to develop this long term forest management plan, a multiyear activity. Other areas of effort include: • Participating on EOMF committees and working groups • Participating in beyond-the-boundaries outreach efforts of the EOMF, the Canadian Model Forest Network and the International Model Forest Network Secretariat • Developing a seed bank for all species of ash given mounting concerns associated with the emerald ash borer • Participating in Species at Risk restoration initiatives, such as those associated with butternut • Working with the EOMF and South Nation Conservation on black ash preservation / regeneration / restoration efforts. As part of the Community Health Indicators project at Akwesasne, an indicator exploring the links between community health and forests will be developed. Under the Akwesasne Partnership, the expertise of the EOMF and the knowledge of the Mohawks will be used to develop this indicator.

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A further area of focus will be assisting in evaluation and analysis activities outlined under Project 5.3/02. 8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. 5To strengthen Model Forest Network activities. 5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. 5To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To enhance appreciation for, and understandings of, the cultural and spiritual values of the forest important to the Haudenosaunee people. 2. To foster a greater respect for multiple forest values amongst forestry professionals, scientists, landowners and the public. 3. To foster greater collaboration amongst native and non-native communities in protecting cultural and spiritual values important to the Haudenosaunee.

9. Implementation Strategy: 10. Reach:

Providing support for the Akwesasne Partnership (Objective 5). Primary Users / Clients: Educational and environmental institutions, youth, elders, scientists, government and non-government resource management agencies and health agencies, landowners, forest workers, the public, others. Co-Deliverers: Partners, as listed in Section 4. Other Beneficiaries: Canadian Model Forest Network, International Model Forest Network Secretariat.

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11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$44,000

$3,000 Contribution from MCA Department of the Environment

$82,000 Time, counsel provided by MCA Department of the Environment staff

Total - $44,000

Total - $3,000

Total - $82,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Held annual tree and seed give-away to promote SFM at Akwesasne

Complete

• Carried out comprehensive tree assessment on Hamilton Island and began work on database (also undertook additional tree assessments in the community as requested) • Participated as a member of the Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment committee that meets monthly to consider emerging environmental issues/concerns on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border • Participated in field visit to the EOMF by Pardeep Ahluwalia, Director General, Great Lakes Forestry Centre • Participated in the Forest Fair of Eastern Ontario, showcasing traditional basket making with black ash • Hosted delegates from the OMNR Forest Forum • Hosted various groups interested in the model forest concept • Participated in the Parks Canada initiative looking at species at risk (ongoing) • Participated in the FGCA’s annual meeting, and provided a presentation on the cultural significance of butternut to the Haudenosaunee • Undertook naturalization efforts at the MCA office complex grounds • Partnered with the EOMF and South Nation Conservation in the delivery of the November 2005 workshop on cultural values as related to the forest • Participated in and supported a week-long black ash “cruise” (hands-on inventory and identification workshop) involving community members • Transferred knowledge associated with black ash with communities beyond Akwesasne (e.g., black ash inventory with Wahta Mohawk Nation, and work on a black ash seed orchard with the Mohawk community at Tyendinaga) • Continued to strengthen the partnership with the EOMF, South Nation Conservation and Golden Lake First Nation on black ash restoration efforts • Hosted pruning workshop involving keynote speaker from Cornell University

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Activities for 2006-2007 Develop a long term forest management plan for community of Akwesasne.

Ongoing

Participate on EOMF committees and working groups.

March 2007

Participate in beyond-the-boundaries outreach efforts of the EOMF, CMFN and IMFNS.

March 2007

Develop a seed bank for all species of ash.

Ongoing

Participate in local and province-wide butternut preservation efforts.

Ongoing

Work with the EOMF and South Nation Conservation on black ash preservation/regeneration/restoration efforts.

Ongoing

Develop and deliver educational materials on forests for the Akwesasne board of education (to be shared with other boards of education in eastern Ontario).

March 2007

Develop indicator exploring the links between community health and forests.

March 2007

Provide assistance in overseeing the evaluation and analysis activities outlined under Project 5.3/02.

March 2007

Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

13. Deliverables:

Progress in 2005-2006 • Workshops and education days (e.g., fruit tree maintenance workshop, maple education day, medicinal plants session, black ash seed dispersement workshop, cultural values workshop, pruning workshop)

Complete

• Tree assessment and database for Hamilton Island (and additional tree assessments throughout the community) • Field visits and tours (e.g., OMNR Forest Forum) Deliverables for 2006-2007 Draft forest management plan.

March 2007

Seed bank.

March 2007

Reports on butternut and black ash projects.

March 2007

Education materials.

March 2007

14. Property Agreements:

None required.

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity • Greater public appreciation for the cultural and spiritual values of the forest important to the Haudenosaunee people. • Greater respect for multiple forest values amongst forestry professionals, scientists, landowners and the public. • Greater collaboration amongst native and non-native communities in protecting cultural and spiritual values important to the Haudenosaunee. • A great sense of pride within the community at Akwesasne at being able to share with others the

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importance of the forest from a unique cultural and spiritual perspective. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity • Enhanced environmental protection through black ash and other reforestation efforts. • Enhanced forest science through black ash and associated research efforts. • Enhanced understandings of naturalized knowledge systems. 18. Long-Term Outcomes • Protection of the cultural and spiritual values of the forest important to the Haudenosaunee people. • Enhanced environmental protection, including air, and water quality enhancements through reforestation efforts. • A heightened sense of respect for ‘Mother Earth’ among native and non-native communities. • The greening of eastern Ontario and beyond. • Forests for seven generations. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? This project will continue to strengthen and build upon the many partnerships and associated partnership activities in Phases I and II of the program, resulting in many more positive contributions to sustainable forestry on the ground. 20. Outline the performance management strategy for the project. Performance indicators may include: • Number of outreach events attended and beyond-the-boundaries exchanges. • Number and impact of partnership projects and activities. • Degree to which the forests for seven generations philosophy is adopted and implemented within and beyond the EOMF (e.g., using case studies as an approach to investigating this) • Evidence of adoption of principles of the Naturalized Knowledge System

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1. Project Name:

Analysis & Evaluation

2. Project #:

5.3/02

3. Project Leader:

n/a

4. Partners:

Lead: EOMF will coordinate analysis and evaluation efforts. Participating Partner(s) and Role: All EOMF committees, board and staff, EOMF partners and members, landowners, residents of eastern Ontario, EOMF customers, and the public will contribute to (and benefit from) analysis and evaluation efforts.

5. Rationale:

In order to assess the effectiveness of our activities, projects and programs, analysis and evaluation efforts are paramount. Such efforts are not only vital in assessing whether or not we are effectively fulfilling our objectives and our overall vision, but are also viewed as critical in helping to re-affirm our priorities and direction for Phase III and beyond.

6. Linkages:

This project is intimately linked with all EOMF activities and projects.

7. Description:

This project will support efforts to critically review and evaluate EOMF activities and programs throughout Phase III (2002-2007). Such efforts will include the ongoing application of the Evaluation & Performance Management Framework developed by the EOMF in Year One of Phase III, a mid-Phase evaluation of EOMF activities and programs (which will assume the form of a board / partner ‘Advance’) and an end-of-Phase III survey similar to that conducted at the conclusion of both Phases I and II of the program. The Focus in 2006-2007 One of the major undertakings for the current fiscal year will be to carry out an in-depth roll up of program achievements and performance based on the Phase III Evaluation & Performance Management Framework. This will be part and parcel of an anticipated evaluation of the overall Canadian Model Forest Program. The EOMF will seek partner support and endorsement for the program beyond 2007, with a strong emphasis on garnering partner feedback on program successes and future opportunities and roles for the EOMF in supporting sustainable forestry in a landscape context. Results of the end-of-Phase III survey (conducted in 2005-06) will be incorporated into program activity as feasible in the interest of ensuring a strong finish to the end of Phase III. The survey results will also be carefully considered in developing the strategic plan for the program beyond March 2007.

8. Objectives:

Please place a 5 beside those that are MOST relevant in the context of this project. CFS Objectives: 5To encourage the development and adoption of innovative sustainable forest management systems and tools within and beyond the model forest boundaries. 5To ensure that the results and knowledge gained through Canada’s Model Forest Program are disseminated broadly at local, regional, and national levels. 5To strengthen Model Forest Network activities.

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5To increase opportunities for local level participation in sustainable forest management. EOMF Objectives: 5To increase the quality and health of existing forest ecosystems in eastern Ontario. 5To increase forest cover in areas that contribute to improving forest sustainability and biodiversity across the eastern Ontario landscape. 5To expand the informed segment of the population that is supportive of sustainable forest management and knowledgeable about the value of forests to communities and human health. 5To increase the strategic transfer of sustainable forest management principles and practices beyond the area of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. 5To strengthen sustainable forest management efforts through equity generation, partnership building and program analysis and evaluation. Project Objectives: 1. To critically review and evaluate EOMF activities and programs throughout Phase III (2002-2007). 2. To make adjustments to activities and programs as appropriate based on analysis and evaluation efforts. 9. Implementation Strategy:

Analysis and evaluation (Objective 5).

10. Reach:

Primary Users / Clients: EOMF partners and members, landowners, residents of eastern Ontario, EOMF customers, the public. Co-Deliverers: EOMF partners. Other Beneficiaries: Canadian Model Forest Network, International Model Forest Network, various resource management agencies and organizations.

11. Budget: EOMF $

Direct Contributions – Other $

Direct Contributions – In-Kind

$2,400

None anticipated.

$10,000 Time and expertise contributed by partners (evaluation and crafting the new strategic plan)

Total - $2,400

Total - $0

Total - $10,000

12. Activities: Activities (Methodology)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Continued to implement and tweak the Phase III Evaluation & Performance Management Framework

Complete

• Held Partnership Gathering and produced proceedings

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• Conducted Phase III survey of EOMF residents and customers Activities for 2006-2007 Carry out an in-depth roll up of program achievements and performance based on the Phase III Evaluation & Performance Management Framework.

March 2007

Seek partner support and endorsement for the program beyond March 2007.

March 2007

Incorporate results of the end-of-Phase III survey into ongoing program activity and in the development of the strategic plan for March 2007 and beyond.

March 2007

13. Deliverables: Deliverables (Outputs)

Completion Date

Progress in 2005-2006 • Implementation of the Phase III Evaluation & Performance Management Framework

Complete

• Partnership Gathering and associated proceedings • Phase III survey and report on findings Deliverables for 2006-2007 Roll-up of program achievements and performance based on Phase III Evaluation & Performance Management Framework.

March 2007

Strategic plan for March 2007 and beyond.

May 2006

14. Property Agreements:

None required.

15. Environmental Assessment: Based on an examination of the project activities against the inclusion and exclusion regulations of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, there is no requirement for an environmental screening. 16. Immediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Enhanced implementation of Evaluation & Performance Management Framework that will help us to monitor progress and assess performance relative to EOMF and Canadian Model Forest Program objectives. 17. Intermediate Outcomes of Project Activity: • Enhanced reporting on progress and performance relative to EOMF and Canadian Model Forest Program objectives. • Further refinement of activities and programs based on results of EOMF ‘Advance’ and end-of-Phase III survey. 18. Long-Term Outcomes: • Enhanced forest activities and programs that meet the needs of users and that advance sustainable forest management in eastern Ontario and beyond. 19. How will this project build on EOMF efforts in Phase I (1992-1997) and Phase II (1997-2002)? In Phase II, a considerable effort was directed at critically reviewing and evaluating EOMF programs and activities. This included the assessment of accomplishments relative to objectives, the assessment of direct impacts and ultimate outcomes of activities, the identification of gaps and weaknesses, and the identification of opportunities for furthering sustainable forest management activities. Similar efforts will be vital in Phase III, and partners will again be looked to as an important source of objective feedback on EOMF performance. - 102 -


Building on the analysis and evaluation traditions and successes of Phase II, a board/partner ‘Advance’ will be held mid-Phase (2004-2005) to review the past, examine the present and consider the future. An end-ofPhase III survey, much like that conducted at the end of Phase II, will also be coordinated by the EOMF to help assess performance relative to Phase III objectives. 20. Outline the performance management strategy for the project. The EOMF Board of Directors will oversee all review and evaluation efforts. Performance indicators may include: • Timely implementation of a mid-Phase evaluation of activities and programs (i.e., in the form of a board / partner ‘Advance’). • Timely and efficient adjustment, as required, following the mid-Phase evaluation of activities and programs. • Timely implementation of an end-of-Phase III survey of EOMF residents and customers. • Degree of participation in analysis and evaluation efforts by committees, partners and others.

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Acknowledgement The Eastern Ontario Model Forest is proud to have, and wishes to acknowledge the significant support of the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Forest Service of Natural Resources Canada. The Canadian Forest Service is the originator of the Model Forest concept and working together with the other founding partners – the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, and Domtar Inc. – has been the main catalyst for several hundred partners, members, supporters and residents to work together towards the vision of forests for seven generations.

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