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Volume  VII  Issue  2              



          Spring  2011


EOMF  is  Turning  20  Years  Old!   Musings  and  Messages   Well,  a  new  fiscal  year  is  upon  us  and  it  turns  out  to  be  quite  an  important   RQH1RWRQO\LVLWWLPHWRFHOHEUDWHWKHIDFWWKDWLWLVWKH(20)œVth  year,   but  this  fiscal  is  the  last  year  of  what  at  we  hope  is  only  the  first  phase  of   the   Forest   Communities   Program   (FCP).       We   hope   to   get   confirmation   from  Natural  Resources  Canada  that  the  FCP  will  continue  into  a  second   phase   with   renewed   core   funding   for   ourselves   and   other   model   forests   within  the  Canadian  Model  Forest  Network    (CMFN).    Initially,  the  FCP   was  to  run  from  2007-­2012.    Indicators  to  date  have  been  positive.  

Welcome  Spring  !     :+$7œ6,16,'(     EOMF  is  Turning  20!     Message  from  Mark     Hot  Off  the  Press:   ¾'HYHORSLQJ6XVWDLQDEOH)RUHVWVDQG &RPPXQLWLHVœ &0)1     AGM  Announcement     Program  Update:   Forest  Certification     Feature:   Forest  Conversion   Join  the  Conversation:    Blog     Check  Your  Inbox:  EOMF  E-­News       Project  Update:   Ontario  East  Wood  Centre     RFHN  Update     Highlights:   Recent  Event  &  Meetings     CMFN  Update     :KDWœV&RPLQJ8S"  


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Woven  through   the   many   projects   that   were   implemented   to   help   us   achieve   these   broad   FCP   goals   are  the   core   values   that   make   the   EOMF   unique  ¹  a  respect  for  all  viewpoints,  the  empowering  potential  of  partner-­ ship,  and  the  unfailing  belief  that  our  forests,  wetlands  and  natural  areas                 (Continued    on  page  2  )  

Please  join  us  on     7+856'$<-81(IRU(20)œV 19th  Annual  General  Meeting      and  experience  our  new  format!       Details  page  3!  

Hot  off  the  Press   Developing  Sustainable  Forests   and  Communities  

Message  From  Mark   General  Manager,  EOMF  

(Continued  from  Front  Page)   can   provide   us   with   a   balance   of   so-­ cial,   environmental   and   economic   values  so  vital  to  a  healthy  and  happy   society.     For   the   rest   of   this   fiscal   year,   our   main  objective  is  to  work  towards  the   successful  completion  of  the  Strategic   Plan,   thereby   setting   the   best   possible   stage   for  program  renewal.  I  think  we   have   done   a   pretty   good   job   so   far,   especially   given   the   fact   that   right   in   the   middle   of   the   first   phase,   Canada   and   the   world   were   hit   by   a   very   sig-­ nificant  recession.  

The  Canadian   Model   Forest   Network   (CMFN)  proudly  presents  a   new  pub-­ OLFDWLRQ HQWLWOHG ³'HYHORSLQJ 6XVWDLQ DEOH)RUHVWVDQG&RPPXQLWLHV´     This  colourful  32-­page  document  suc-­ cinctly  describes  our   forest  sector  cri-­ sis  as  well  as  how  the  CMFN  is  work-­ ing  to  assist  forest-­based  communities   and   enterprises   adapt   and   prosper   within  this  new  paradigm.     It   showcases   success   stories   under-­ taken  by  the  15  different  model  forests   that    are  members  of  the    CMFN.         The   EOMF   projects   featured   include   the  Ontario  East  Wood  Centre  and  our   work   in   facilitating   FSC   certification   for  the  Ottawa  Valley  Forest.     To   view   or   download   your   copy   visit   or   click   the   follo wing   link:  .  

Economic  well-­being   is   closely   aligned  with  social  and  environmental   well-­being.     Consequently,   forest   communities  need  healthy  and  produc-­ tive  forests  to  support  the  many  direct   and  indirect  jobs  that  allow  us  to  man-­ age   our  forests   sustainably  in  the  first   place.     In  turn,  our  forests  need  programs  like   the  FCP  because  health  and  productiv-­ ity   are   so   closely   linked   to   the   good   management   practices   fostered   through   a   strong   and   vibrant   forest   sector.   This   may   seem   like   a   bit   of   a   circular   argument   but   history   contin-­ ues   to   demonstrate   the   symbiotic   in-­ terdependency   of   healthy   forests   and   healthy   communities,   where,   if   one   goes   out   of   kilter,   the   other   follows   not  far  behind.    

Yes,  it   is   different   here   in   the   settled   landscape   where   forestry   is   not   the   only  game  in  town,  but  different  does   not  always  mean  easier.       Although   our   communities,   when   compared   to   the   one   or   two-­industry   towns   to   the   north,   may   have   other   economic   crutches   to   lean   on   when   times   get   hard²our   forests   are   more   productive   and   diverse   demanding   a   whole   different   approach   to   manage-­ ment   and   to   community   involvement,   especially   given   the   land   ownership   patterns.     In   this   region,   a   faltering   forest   sector   can   lead   to   a   return   to   unsustainable  forestry  practices  where   only   the   highest   value   products   are   harvested,  or  the  wrong  piece  of  wood   is  harvested  for  the  wrong  use.     Either   of   these   scenarios   can   lead   to   long-­term   productivity   problems   from   the   forest   when   times   get   better   and   stronger   markets   return.   Given   that   healthy   and   productive   forests   cannot   happen   without   healthy   and   produc-­ tive   forest-­based   communities,   our   priority   needs   to   be   focused   on   push-­ ing   for   tangible   and   realistic   forest   sector  opportunities.     We  will  continue  to  use  our  forests  for   RXU SXUSRVHV DQG ZHœOO DOVR FRQWLQXH to  seek  solutions  to  the  many  regional   challenges   created   by   external   forces   that  are  global  in   nature  but  influence   our  access  to,  and  opportunities  for,  a   vibrant  regional  forest  sector.   With  kind  regards...Mark  

Notice of  EOMF  Annual  General  Meeting


  Thursday,  June  16,     Old  Town  Hall,  14  Bridge  Street   Almonte,  Ontario     Agenda          8:30-­9:00            9:00-­9:30                9:30-­10:30             10:30-­10:45       10:45-­11:45       11:45-­12:45          12:45-­1:30                    

Registration and  coffee   Traditional  opening    (Mohawk  Council  of  Akwesasne)   Introductory  remarks    (Jim  McCready,  EOMF  President)         Business  meeting    (Mark  Richardson,  EOMF  General  Manager)   EOMF  announcements   Health  Break   Presentation:  Historical  Impacts  of  J.R.  Booth  &  His  Railroad    (Dave  Lemkay)         Lunch  &  Awards  Presentation  (EOMF  &  OPFA)   History  of  Aboriginal  Peoples  and  Forest  Use  in  Eastern  Ontario  (Speaker  tba)   Traditional  closing  

       *  For  most  current  Agenda  please  visit:  periodically  *  

To Register:    Online  @ or  contact:   Mary  @  613-­258-­8241  





Old Town  Hall   14  Bridge  Street   Almonte,  Ontario  

(includes lunch)      

$15 -­  EOMF  members   $25  -­  non-­members    

Program  Update:    Forest  Certification    


New  Project  Funding  Boosts   FSC  Certification  Program     7KH (DVWHUQ 2QWDULR 0RGHO )RUHVWœV Forest   Certification   Program   just   wrapped  up  two  major  projects.     The  first  project  ran  from  August  2010   until   March   2011   and   was     entitled   ³$GYDQFLQJ)6&&HUWLILFDWLRQLQ5HQ IUHZ &RXQW\´  7KLV SURMHFW ZDV LQ partnership   with   the   Community   Fu-­ tures   Development   Corporation   of   Renfrew   County.     The   goal   was   to   engage  private  forest  owners  and  work   with   them   to   achieve   FSC   certifica-­ tion,   and   also   to   work   with   forest-­   based   businesses   to   get   chain   of   cus-­ tody  certification.           With  the  Ottawa  Valley  Forest  receiv-­ ing   their   FSC   Certificate   in   October   2010,   and   with   the   County   Forest   in   the   EOMF   Program,   Renfrew   County   now   has   the   highest   density   of   FSC-­   certified   forests   on   private   land,   com-­ munity   forests,   and   Crown   land   in   Canada.!     This   achievement   should   increase   the   competitiveness   of   the   forest   sector   industries   by   providing   forest   product   producers   the   ability   to   market   and   sell   products   as   FSC   certified.     The   available   volumes   of   well-­managed,   certified   wood   fibre   will   also   collec-­ tively   help   further   the   efforts   of   the   Renfrew   forest   sector   to   develop   new   markets   in   traditional   sawn   product   areas   as   well   as   in   emerging   areas   such  as  the  production  of  energy  from   wood  (bioenergy).        

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The  second   project   that   the   EOMF   Forest   Certification   Program   com-­ pleted   was   in   partnership   with   the   Eastern   Ontario   Development   Pro-­ JUDPDQGZDVHQWLWOHG³%XLOGLQJ0DU ket  Access  Through  FSC  Forest  Certi-­ ILFDWLRQ´     Again  there  was  a  strong  focus  on  the   land   base   and   the   forest-­based   busi-­ nesses   in   the   eastern   Region.     The   EOMF   facilitated   training   workshop   on  FSC  certification  in  the  GLSL  For-­ est  Region,  worked  to  engage  commu-­ nity   forests   in   FSC   certification,   de-­ velop   resource   materials   for   those   seeking  a  better  understanding  of  FSC   certification   and   created   a   web   based   data  management  tool.         Another  ground  breaking  achievement   on   the   certification   front   is   the   Group   Chain   of   Custody   certificate   the   EOMF   has   applied   to   include   in   their   scope.     This   certificate   will   allow   smaller  family  focused  entities  to  mar-­ ket   and   sell   their   forest   products   as   FSC   certified   under   a   group   manage-­ ment   structure   ¹   making   FSC   certifi-­ cation  affordable  for  these  businesses.     This   project   was   completed   in   March   and  had  a  positive  impact  at  a  regional   level.   Article  by  Scott  Davis.    For  more     information  on  the  Forest  Certification   Program,  please  contact  Scott  at  (613)   258-­8422  or  

 On   behalf   of   the   Eastern   Ontario   Model   Forest,   I   would   like   to   thank   you  for  attending  the  FSC  Forest  Cer-­ tification   in   the   GLSL   Forest   Region   Workshop,   and   helping   to   make   it   a   success.     We   hope   that   you   learned   valuable   information   and   found   it   beneficial   to   discuss   forest   certifica-­ tion   issues   effecting   the   GLSL   (Great   Lakes/St.  Lawrence)  region.     The   EOMF   is   fortunate   and   most   grateful  to  have  valuable  relationships   with   key   players   and   partners   in   the   industry,   and   welcomes   opportunities   such  as  this  one  that  bring  us  together   to   discuss   critical   issues   affecting   our   forest  sector,  and  search  for  solutions.     :HœG DOVR OLNH WR H[WHQG D WKDQN \RX to   all   of   our   speakers   who   each   gave   informative   and   engaging   presenta-­ tions.     We   appreciate   them   sharing   their   time   and   extensive   knowledge   and  insight  with  the  rest  of  the  group.         If   you   attended   this   seminar   but   were   not  able  to  sit  in  on  every  presentation,   or   if   you   missed   them   altogether,   please   make   sure   to   visit   our   website   and   use   the   following   log   in   to   view   all  the  presentations:     Username:    certsecure   Password:    getcertified     Thanks  again,     Scott  Davis  

Feature:   Forest  Conversion    -­  Join  the  Conversation!  ((Mark  Richardson) Southern   Ontario   is   a   settled   land-­ scape,   consisting   mainly   of   privately-­ owned   forested,   farm   and   urban   land,   where,   for   the   most   part,   landowners   have   a   relatively   wide   latitude   of   op-­ tions   when   it   comes   to   making   deci-­ sions  about  what  happens  on  that  land.         This  is  the  way  it  should  be;͞  landown-­ ers   making   decisions   about   what   they   want   to   do   with   their   land   ¹   farm   it,   cut  trees  on  it,  plant  trees  on  it,  live  on   it,  along  with  countless  other  possibili-­ ties   that   await   folks   working   toward   accomplishing   their   individual   prop-­ erty  objectives.       One   of   the   most   important   roles   that   the  EOMF  continues  to  play  is  to  help   landowners   make   informed   decisions   about   what   to   do   on   their   properties   and  how  to  do  it.       Our   influence   comes   through   partner-­ ships,   information   sharing,   and   pro-­ grams  in  which  participation  is  always   voluntary.   Governments,   on   the   other   hand,  have  a  different  role  to  play  and   manage  societal  values  by  influencing   property-­level  decision  making  though   a   combination   of   regulation   and   pro-­ grams.     Our  land  base  has  the  capacity  to  sup-­ ply   us   with   so   many   different   values   that   it   should   not   be   surprising   that   some   of   them   appear   to   be   contradic-­ tory  but,  for  the  most  part,  we  are  able   to  function  with  a  system  that  encour-­ ages  a  mosaic  of  different  uses  across   the  landscape.       Agriculture  and  forestry  are  two  prime   examples   where   differing   land   use   practices  can  cohabitate  regionally  and   often   within   an   individual   property.     Although   land   ownership   provides   us  

with  certain   land   use   freedoms,   as   much   as   it   does   with   certain   legal   re-­ sponsibilities,   we   vigorously   defend   our   ability   to   exercise   these   freedoms   within  the  limits  set  by  our  obligations   to   follow   the   federal,   provincial   and   municipal  statutes.  This  can  result  in  a   polarization   of   public   and   private   opinion  regarding  some  land  use  prac-­ tices.  

Join  the  Conversation...Post   Your  Comments  on  Our  Blog!     I   would   like   to   take   a   few   minutes   to   introduce   you   to   our   online   Blog   that   we  hope   will  be  a  great  way   of  creat-­ ing  a  constructive  and  open  discussion   on  topics  of  interest  to  the  EOMF,  our   partners,   and   forest-­dependent   com-­ munities.         To  add  your  voice  to  this  or  any  other   topic  that  appears  on  our  Blog,  please   simply  click  this  link  and  type  in  your   comments:    or,   click   the   link   to   our   Blog   on   the   home   page   of   our   website   or   go   to   News  >  Blog.           This   brings   us   to   the   topic   at   hand,   forest   conversion,   which   can   be   thought   of   as   the   replacement   of   a   forest   or   stand   of   trees   with   some   other  type  of  land  use.       In   the   settled   landscape,   the   removal   of   tree   cover   has   been   happening   at   varying   rates   since   the   time   of   Euro-­ pean   settlement.   In   addition,   forests   have   been   returning   to   some   open   areas   either   through   natural   succes-­ sion,   where   trees   are   allowed   to   slowly   re-­colonize   a   site,   or   through   direct   reforestation   and   afforestation   (tree  planting  to  speed  up  the  return  of   a  site  to  tree  cover).     For   more   information   on   this   topic   and   to   add   your   comments   to   the   permanent   record,   please   comment   on  our  Blog  by  visiting:      

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,I \RX¶UH RQ RXU HPDLO OLVW ZH KRSH \RX¶YHYLHZHGDQGHQMR\HGWKHILUVW issues  of   our   new   online   publication   called   EOMF   E-­News.   This   flexible   and   cost-­effective   tool   enables   us   to   share  the  latest  information  on  a  more   timely   and   regular   basis.     For   each   issue  we  keep  you  current  by  selecting   the   most  current  articles  posted  to  the   various   RSS   newsfeeds   found   on   our   website   including:   General   &   Certifi-­ cation   News,   Events,   and   Publica-­ tions.  Each  issue  also  usually  includes   a  Feature  Project.        


Update: Ontario  East  Wood  Centre    

The Ontario   East   Wood   Centre   (OEWC)   project   has   brought   together   governmental,  business,  academic  and   NGO   collaborators   who   believe   in   sustainable   forestry   and   sustainable   rural  communities.       This   project   story   involves   complex   innovation,   science,   and   technology   enabled   by   community   capability,   energy,  and  a  strong  sense  of  purpose.         With   70   tree   species   in   the   Great   Lakes-­St.   Lawrence   Forest   Region,   the  OEWC  focuses  on  innovation  and   design  in  the  use  of  solid  wood.         Recent   successes   include   the   comple-­ WLRQRIWZRSRLJQDQW 4XHHQ¶V8QLYHU sity,   Department   of   Chemical   Engi-­ neering     TEAM   (Technology,   Engi-­ neering   and   Management)   projects.     During   these   course   projects,     final   year   students   analyzed   eco-­industrial   opportunities  emanating  from  the  bio-­ chemical   and   bioenergy   potential   of   woody   biomass.   Aided   by   several   people   including   their   professors,   Dr.   David   Mody   and   Dr.   Geoff   Whitfield   (retired   scientist   from   DuPont   Can-­ ada),  their  results  have  been  encourag-­ ing.    As  a  result,  we  continue  to  press   ahead   on   several   biochemistry   and   bioenergy  fronts.     Another   noteworthy   event   was   the   visit    from  Professor  Antero  Turkki,  a   well   known   Finnish   architect   with   special   expertise   in   wood   technology,   eco-­design,   wood   building,   and   con-­ struction   and   planning.   The   day-­long   session   began   at   the   Port   of   Prescott   and   later   moved   to   Hubbard   &   Com-­ pany   in   Spencerville.     Participants   included   representatives   from:   the   6  

OEWC Board  of  Directors;;  Township   of   Edwardsburgh/Cardinal;;   EOMF;;   Chamber   of   Commerce;;   Mohawk   Council   of   Akwesasne;;   agriculture   sector;;  heritage  construction  industry.                 Bringing   the   technical   and   socio-­ economic   elements   of   this   complex   project   together   is   a   credit   to   the   power   of   community   capacity   and   lively  and  productive  partnerships.    

RFHN Update   New  Ministerial  Order  for  Regulating   the  Emerald  Ash  Borer  in  Eastern   Ontario  Announced       On   March   25   the   Canadian   Food   In-­ spection   Agency   announced   a   new   Ministerial  Order  affecting  more  areas   of  eastern  Ontario  in  order  to  regulate   emerald   ash   borer   movement.   The   new  order  replaces  the  existing  Minis-­ terial  Order  for  Ottawa  and  Gatineau.      

The previous   regulated   area   has   been   expanded  to  include  the  entire  City  of   Ottawa   and   now   also   includes   the   U n i t e d   C o u n t i e s   o f   L e e d s -­ Grenville.    The  regulated  area  in  Gati-­ neau  remains  unchanged.          

Ontario East  Wood  Centre    Revamps  Website!    

The Ontario  East  Wood  Centre  rejuve-­ nated   its   website   thanks   to   funding   from   one   of   its   principle   partners,   the   Township   of   Edwardsburgh/Cardinal.   Amongst   updated   content   and   some   new  functionality,  we  have  also  incor-­ porated  a  RSS  newsfeed  that  will  keep   online  subscribers  in  the  loop  on  news   as  it  happens.          

Please visit  to  see   our  new  website,  subscribe  to  our  RSS   newsfeed,   and   get   current   on   all   the   latest   related   to   this   innovative     project!   For  more  information  on  the  Ontario   East  Wood  Centre  contact  Sandra   Lawn,  Project  Leader  @  613-­925-­ 5568  or  visit:    

Click HERE   to   visit   our   website   and   YLHZ DVVRFLDWHG SGI¶V ZKLFK LQFOXGH the  CFIA  news  release,  and  new  regu-­ lated   area   maps   for   EAB,   or,   go   to  for  details.      

EAB Week  Activities  Planned    

Once again  the  Regional  Forest  Health   Network  (RFHN)   helped  coordinate   a   slate   of   activities   to   mark   EAB   Awareness   Week   in   the   region.     This   year  it  ran  from  May  16-­23.        

Dr. Taylor   Scarr   from   OMNR   was   interviewed  for  a  second  time  by  Rita   Celli   and   Ed   Lawrence   of   Ontario   Today,   and   updated   a   million   plus   &%&UDGLROLVWHQHUVRQZKDW¶VXSZLWK the  emerald  ash  borer  since  last  year  at   this   time.     The   City   of   Ottawa   and   Ontario   Parks   featured   a   number   of   EAB-­oriented  activities  to  draw  atten-­ tion   to   the   pest   and   the   all-­important   ³'RQ¶W 0RYH )LUHZRRG´ PHVVDJH LQ advance   of   the   May   long   weekend.     Ottawa   City   Council   also   declared   it   ³($%$ZDUHQHVV:HHN´  

Highlights:  Recent  Events  &  Meetings   Since   our   winter   issue   of   Forestry     Forum,   the   EOMF   has   participated   in   an   array   of   events   and   meetings   fo-­ cused  on   forest  and   forest  community   related   issues.     A   few   highlights   are   mentioned  here.    

Wood  Innovations    Seminar  Series    

In  February   and   March,   rep re s e nt at i v e s   f r o m   EOMF  and  FPInnovations-­ Wood   Products   Division   hosted   a   new   technical   seminar   series   entitled   ³ W o o d     I n n o v a -­ tions:     Products,   Proc-­ esses   &  Possibilities´    This  combina-­ WLRQ RI ³KRW WRSLF´ WHFKQLFDO VHPLQDUV and   information   sessions   were   de-­ signed  to  appeal  to  the  widest  possible   audience   and   catered   to   both   primary   and  secondary  wood  processing  facili-­ ties.     Three   topics   at   six   locations   in-­ cluded:   All   About   Bioenergy;͞   Lean   Manufacturing;͞   and,   Marketing   and   Sales  for  Wood  Products.    We  hope  to   continue  our  partnership  with  FPInno-­ vations  by  co-­hosting   similar  sessions   again   next   year   to   audiences   within   eastern  Ontario.    Feedback  from  atten-­ dees   was   positive   and   the   consensus   was   that   information   provided   was   relevant,   practical   and   beneficial   to   local  businesses.  

Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference  February   23,   2011   marked     the   24th   annual   Kemptville   Winter   Woodlot   &RQIHUHQFH 7KLV \HDUœV WKHPH ZDV ³<RXU 3URSHUW\ 3UREOHPV 3URJUDPV 3RVVLELOLWLHV´ DQG IHDWXUHG VSHDNHUV and   exhibitors   who   addressed   com-­ mon   woodlot   issues   and   problems,  

provided  information   on   helpful   pro-­ grams,   and   explored   possibilities   to   enhance  woodlot  management.         Hot   topics   included   six   panellists   that   provided   overviews   and   updates   on   special   programs   for   woodlot   owners   and   farmers²from   tax   incentives   to   tree   planting.     Dr.   Taylor   Scarr   pro-­ vided   a   primer   on   the   emerald   ash   borer  (EAB)  from  science  and  regula-­ tions   to   detection.     Martin   Streit   gave   an  informative  slideshow  on  how  best   to  manage  ash  stands  now  and  into  the   future   in   light   of   the   EAB   threat.     Other   topics   included:   species   at   risk   in   the   woodlot   including   updates   on   butternut   recovery;͞   establishing   and   maintaining  sugar  maple  orchards;͞  and   the  wildlife  feature  included  an  engag-­ ing  presentation  by  the  Wild  Bird  Care     Centre  in  Bells  Corners.    

FSC  Certification  Workshop    

On  March   30th   in   Bancroft   the   Eastern   Ontario   Model   Forest   -­   in   partnership   with   FSC   Canada,   the   Ontario   Forestry   Association,   Ban-­ croft   Minden   SFL   and   SmartWood  -­  offered  a  one  day  infor-­ mative   workshop   focused   on   FSC   certification   in   the   Great   Lakes-­St.   Lawrence  (GLSL)  Forest  Region.         The   morning   session   focused   on   the   history  and  progress  of   FSC  certifica-­ tion   globally,   nationally   and   in   our   GLSL   Forest   Region   as   well   as   the   auditing   process   and   the   GLSL   stan-­ dards.     The   afternoon   portion   of   the   day   explored   chain   of   custody   certifi-­ cation  for  forest-­based  businesses,  and   took   a   closer   look   at   FSC   certificate   holders  through  local  case  studies.    

White  Pine  Management  Workshop     Brought  to  you  by  the  Regional  Forest   Health   Network   in   partnership   with   the  Eastern  Ontario  Model  Forest  and   the   Ontario   Ministry   of   Natural   Re-­ sources   (OMNR),   this   workshop   was   geared   towards   landowners   interested   in  learning  how  to  identify  and  reduce   the   impact   of   white   pine   blister   rust   and   other   pests   in   their   forests.   This   fungus   can   be   a   very   destructive   dis-­ ease   affecting   forest   productivity   and   complicating   the   way   we   manage   our   plantations  and  natural  stands.        

The  day  consisted  of  both  an  informa-­ tive  in-­class  session  and  a  site  visit  led   by   Dr.   Richard   Wilson,   Forest   Pro-­ gram   Pathologist   for   OMNR,   and   Dr.   Michael   Irvine,   Vegetation   Manage-­ ment   Specialist   for   OMNR.   Thank   you  both!    

Landowner  Seminar  Series  #1:       Geology,  Mineral  Exploration,       Development  and  Extraction               and  Your  Woodlot   The   Eastern   Ontario   Certified   Forest   Owners   (EOCFO)   in   partnership   with   the  EOMF  co-­hosted  the  first  in  a  new   Landowner   Seminar   Series.     The   ob-­ jective   of   this   series   is   to   help   clarify   whether   and   how   private   woodlot   holdings  are  impacted,  restricted,  pro-­ tected,   or   can   take   advantage   of   vari-­ ous   land   and   water   resource   initia-­ tives.       This  first  seminar  was  held  on  May  12   in   Almonte,   and   featured   informed   speakers   who   explored   and   described   eastern   Ontario   geology,   Mining   Act   modernization,   the   Ontario   Aggregate   Resources   Act,   land   patents,   and   more.     7  


CMFN Update   Welcome  Back  Brian  Barkley!       The   Canadian   Model   Forest   Network   (CMFN)   is   pleased   to   welcome   Brian   Barkley   back   into   our   model   forest   family!    Brian  has  assumed  the  role  of   President   of   the   CMFN   and   will   be   working   alongside   Leanne   Elliott   in   her  expanded  role  as  National  Coordi-­ nator.     Brian   is   a   registered   profes-­ sional   forester,   and   best   known   in   model   forest   circles   as   the   influential   founding   General   Manager   of   the   Eastern   Ontario   Model   Forest   (EOMF)   -­   which   he   helped   to   estab-­ lish   in   1992   and   then   led   until   2009   ZKHQKHµUHWLUHG¶     Although  he  has  also  made  significant   and  countless  contributions  to  the  evo-­ lution  of  the  CMFN  and  IMFN   in  the   past,  we  are  most  grateful  to  have  him   focus  his  knowledge,  experience,  skill   and   business   acumen   on   our   current   challenges  and  opportunities!  

EOCFO and  LOVC  Spring  Woodlot  Tour     Location:    936  Concession  8A  Lanark  Highlands  Township     Saturday,  28  May  2011  10:00  -­  2:00     Visit:  EOMF  website  >  Events  >  May  28  -­  or  click  link  above  to  register   EOMF  Annual  General  Meeting   Location:  Old  Town  Hall,  Almonte   Thursday,  16  June  2011  9:00  -­  2:00   Visit:  Events/AGM  for  details  and  to  register   Glengarry  Wood  Fair  and  Auction   Location:  Glengarry   Thursday,  August  11   Visit:   To  get  more  detailed  info  on  Events  please  click  on  the  titles,  or  visit  our  website  at:  and  click  the  Events  button.  


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To Spain  and  Back  Again!       Every   three   years   the   International   Model  Forest  Network  (IMFN)  Secre-­ tariat   brings   together   members   of   Model   Forests   (and   their   respective   regional   secretariats)   from   around   the   world   in   one   location.   This   Global   Forum  is  primarily  a  business  meeting   in   which   Model   Forests   share   knowl-­ edge,   review   their   accomplishments,   problem   solve   and   create   strategic   plans  for  the  years  ahead.    Scott  Davis   from  the  EOMF  joined  Leanne  Elliott   and  Brian  Barkley  from  the  CMFN  as   well  as  a  contingent  of  other  Canadian   UHSUHVHQWDWLYH DW WKLV \HDU¶V JDWKHULQJ in  Burgos,  Spain  in  March.   Visit:  www.cmfn-­  for  more...  


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