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EOMF Â is Â Turning Â 20 Â Years Â Old! Â Musings Â and Â Messages Â Well, Â a Â new Â fiscal Â year Â is Â upon Â us Â and Â it Â turns Â out Â to Â be Â quite Â an Â important Â RQH1RWRQO\LVLWWLPHWRFHOHEUDWHWKHIDFWWKDWLWLVWKH(20)ÂśVth Â year, Â but Â this Â fiscal Â is Â the Â last Â year Â of Â what Â at Â we Â hope Â is Â only Â the Â first Â phase Â of Â the Â Forest Â Communities Â Program Â (FCP). Â Â Â We Â hope Â to Â get Â confirmation Â from Â Natural Â Resources Â Canada Â that Â the Â FCP Â will Â continue Â into Â a Â second Â phase Â with Â renewed Â core Â funding Â for Â ourselves Â and Â other Â model Â forests Â within Â the Â Canadian Â Model Â Forest Â Network Â Â (CMFN). Â Â Initially, Â the Â FCP Â was Â to Â run Â from Â 2007-Â2012. Â Â Indicators Â to Â date Â have Â been Â positive. Â
Welcome Â Spring Â ! Â Â :+$7Âś6,16,'( Â Â EOMF Â is Â Turning Â 20! Â Â Message Â from Â Mark Â Â Hot Â Off Â the Â Press: Â Âľ'HYHORSLQJ6XVWDLQDEOH)RUHVWVDQG &RPPXQLWLHVÂś&0)1 Â Â AGM Â Announcement Â Â Program Â Update: Â Forest Â Certification Â Â Feature: Â Forest Â Conversion Â Join Â the Â Conversation: Â Â Blog Â Â Check Â Your Â Inbox: Â EOMF Â E-ÂNews Â Â Â Project Â Update: Â Ontario Â East Â Wood Â Centre Â Â RFHN Â Update Â Â Highlights: Â Recent Â Event Â & Â Meetings Â Â CMFN Â Update Â Â :KDWÂśV&RPLQJ8S" Â
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Woven Â through Â the Â many Â projects Â that Â were Â implemented Â to Â help Â us Â achieve Â these Â broad Â FCP Â goals Â are Â the Â core Â values Â that Â make Â the Â EOMF Â unique Â Âą Â a Â respect Â for Â all Â viewpoints, Â the Â empowering Â potential Â of Â partner-Â ship, Â and Â the Â unfailing Â belief Â that Â our Â forests, Â wetlands Â and Â natural Â areas Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (Continued Â Â on Â page Â 2 Â ) Â
Please Â join Â us Â on Â Â 7+856'$<-81(IRU(20)ÂśV 19th Â Annual Â General Â Meeting Â Â Â and Â experience Â our Â new Â format! Â Â Â Details Â page Â 3! Â
Hot Â off Â the Â Press Â Developing Â Sustainable Â Forests Â and Â Communities Â
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(Continued Â from Â Front Â Page) Â can Â provide Â us Â with Â a Â balance Â of Â so-Â cial, Â environmental Â and Â economic Â values Â so Â vital Â to Â a Â healthy Â and Â happy Â society. Â Â For Â the Â rest Â of Â this Â fiscal Â year, Â our Â main Â objective Â is Â to Â work Â towards Â the Â successful Â completion Â of Â the Â Strategic Â Plan, Â thereby Â setting Â the Â best Â possible Â stage Â for Â program Â renewal. Â I Â think Â we Â have Â done Â a Â pretty Â good Â job Â so Â far, Â especially Â given Â the Â fact Â that Â right Â in Â the Â middle Â of Â the Â first Â phase, Â Canada Â and Â the Â world Â were Â hit Â by Â a Â very Â sig-Â nificant Â recession. Â
The Â Canadian Â Model Â Forest Â Network Â (CMFN) Â proudly Â presents Â a Â new Â pub-Â OLFDWLRQ HQWLWOHG Âł'HYHORSLQJ 6XVWDLQ DEOH)RUHVWVDQG&RPPXQLWLHVÂ´ Â Â This Â colourful Â 32-Âpage Â document Â suc-Â cinctly Â describes Â our Â forest Â sector Â cri-Â sis Â as Â well Â as Â how Â the Â CMFN Â is Â work-Â ing Â to Â assist Â forest-Âbased Â communities Â and Â enterprises Â adapt Â and Â prosper Â within Â this Â new Â paradigm. Â Â It Â showcases Â success Â stories Â under-Â taken Â by Â the Â 15 Â different Â model Â forests Â that Â Â are Â members Â of Â the Â Â CMFN. Â Â Â Â The Â EOMF Â projects Â featured Â include Â the Â Ontario Â East Â Wood Â Centre Â and Â our Â work Â in Â facilitating Â FSC Â certification Â for Â the Â Ottawa Â Valley Â Forest. Â Â To Â view Â or Â download Â your Â copy Â visit Â or Â click Â the Â follo wing Â link: Â www.modelforest.net/publications Â . Â
Economic Â well-Âbeing Â is Â closely Â aligned Â with Â social Â and Â environmental Â well-Âbeing. Â Â Consequently, Â forest Â communities Â need Â healthy Â and Â produc-Â tive Â forests Â to Â support Â the Â many Â direct Â and Â indirect Â jobs Â that Â allow Â us Â to Â man-Â age Â our Â forests Â sustainably Â in Â the Â first Â place. Â Â In Â turn, Â our Â forests Â need Â programs Â like Â the Â FCP Â because Â health Â and Â productiv-Â ity Â are Â so Â closely Â linked Â to Â the Â good Â management Â practices Â fostered Â through Â a Â strong Â and Â vibrant Â forest Â sector. Â This Â may Â seem Â like Â a Â bit Â of Â a Â circular Â argument Â but Â history Â contin-Â ues Â to Â demonstrate Â the Â symbiotic Â in-Â terdependency Â of Â healthy Â forests Â and Â healthy Â communities, Â where, Â if Â one Â goes Â out Â of Â kilter, Â the Â other Â follows Â not Â far Â behind. Â Â
Yes, Â it Â is Â different Â here Â in Â the Â settled Â landscape Â where Â forestry Â is Â not Â the Â only Â game Â in Â town, Â but Â different Â does Â not Â always Â mean Â easier. Â Â Â Although Â our Â communities, Â when Â compared Â to Â the Â one Â or Â two-Âindustry Â towns Â to Â the Â north, Â may Â have Â other Â economic Â crutches Â to Â lean Â on Â when Â times Â get Â hardÂ˛our Â forests Â are Â more Â productive Â and Â diverse Â demanding Â a Â whole Â different Â approach Â to Â manage-Â ment Â and Â to Â community Â involvement, Â especially Â given Â the Â land Â ownership Â patterns. Â Â In Â this Â region, Â a Â faltering Â forest Â sector Â can Â lead Â to Â a Â return Â to Â unsustainable Â forestry Â practices Â where Â only Â the Â highest Â value Â products Â are Â harvested, Â or Â the Â wrong Â piece Â of Â wood Â is Â harvested Â for Â the Â wrong Â use. Â Â Either Â of Â these Â scenarios Â can Â lead Â to Â long-Âterm Â productivity Â problems Â from Â the Â forest Â when Â times Â get Â better Â and Â stronger Â markets Â return. Â Given Â that Â healthy Â and Â productive Â forests Â cannot Â happen Â without Â healthy Â and Â produc-Â tive Â forest-Âbased Â communities, Â our Â priority Â needs Â to Â be Â focused Â on Â push-Â ing Â for Â tangible Â and Â realistic Â forest Â sector Â opportunities. Â Â We Â will Â continue Â to Â use Â our Â forests Â for Â RXU SXUSRVHV DQG ZHÂśOO DOVR FRQWLQXH to Â seek Â solutions Â to Â the Â many Â regional Â challenges Â created Â by Â external Â forces Â that Â are Â global Â in Â nature Â but Â influence Â our Â access Â to, Â and Â opportunities Â for, Â a Â vibrant Â regional Â forest Â sector. Â With Â kind Â regards...Mark Â
Notice of EOMF Annual General Meeting
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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
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Program Â Update: Â Â Forest Â Certification Â Â
New Â Project Â Funding Â Boosts Â FSC Â Certification Â Program Â Â 7KH (DVWHUQ 2QWDULR 0RGHO )RUHVWÂśV Forest Â Certification Â Program Â just Â wrapped Â up Â two Â major Â projects. Â Â The Â first Â project Â ran Â from Â August Â 2010 Â until Â March Â 2011 Â and Â was Â Â entitled Â Âł$GYDQFLQJ)6&&HUWLILFDWLRQLQ5HQ IUHZ &RXQW\Â´ 7KLV SURMHFW ZDV LQ partnership Â with Â the Â Community Â Fu-Â tures Â Development Â Corporation Â of Â Renfrew Â County. Â Â The Â goal Â was Â to Â engage Â private Â forest Â owners Â and Â work Â with Â them Â to Â achieve Â FSC Â certifica-Â tion, Â and Â also Â to Â work Â with Â forest-Â Â based Â businesses Â to Â get Â chain Â of Â cus-Â tody Â certification. Â Â Â Â Â With Â the Â Ottawa Â Valley Â Forest Â receiv-Â ing Â their Â FSC Â Certificate Â in Â October Â 2010, Â and Â with Â the Â County Â Forest Â in Â the Â EOMF Â Program, Â Renfrew Â County Â now Â has Â the Â highest Â density Â of Â FSC-Â Â certified Â forests Â on Â private Â land, Â com-Â munity Â forests, Â and Â Crown Â land Â in Â Canada.! Â Â This Â achievement Â should Â increase Â the Â competitiveness Â of Â the Â forest Â sector Â industries Â by Â providing Â forest Â product Â producers Â the Â ability Â to Â market Â and Â sell Â products Â as Â FSC Â certified. Â Â The Â available Â volumes Â of Â well-Âmanaged, Â certified Â wood Â fibre Â will Â also Â collec-Â tively Â help Â further Â the Â efforts Â of Â the Â Renfrew Â forest Â sector Â to Â develop Â new Â markets Â in Â traditional Â sawn Â product Â areas Â as Â well Â as Â in Â emerging Â areas Â such Â as Â the Â production Â of Â energy Â from Â wood Â (bioenergy). Â Â Â Â
Hello Â Forest Â Certification Â Â Workshop Â Participant! Â Â
The Â second Â project Â that Â the Â EOMF Â Forest Â Certification Â Program Â com-Â pleted Â was Â in Â partnership Â with Â the Â Eastern Â Ontario Â Development Â Pro-Â JUDPDQGZDVHQWLWOHGÂł%XLOGLQJ0DU ket Â Access Â Through Â FSC Â Forest Â Certi-Â ILFDWLRQÂ´ Â Â Again Â there Â was Â a Â strong Â focus Â on Â the Â land Â base Â and Â the Â forest-Âbased Â busi-Â nesses Â in Â the Â eastern Â Region. Â Â The Â EOMF Â facilitated Â training Â workshop Â on Â FSC Â certification Â in Â the Â GLSL Â For-Â est Â Region, Â worked Â to Â engage Â commu-Â nity Â forests Â in Â FSC Â certification, Â de-Â velop Â resource Â materials Â for Â those Â seeking Â a Â better Â understanding Â of Â FSC Â certification Â and Â created Â a Â web Â based Â data Â management Â tool. Â Â Â Â Another Â ground Â breaking Â achievement Â on Â the Â certification Â front Â is Â the Â Group Â Chain Â of Â Custody Â certificate Â the Â EOMF Â has Â applied Â to Â include Â in Â their Â scope. Â Â This Â certificate Â will Â allow Â smaller Â family Â focused Â entities Â to Â mar-Â ket Â and Â sell Â their Â forest Â products Â as Â FSC Â certified Â under Â a Â group Â manage-Â ment Â structure Â Âą Â making Â FSC Â certifi-Â cation Â affordable Â for Â these Â businesses. Â Â This Â project Â was Â completed Â in Â March Â and Â had Â a Â positive Â impact Â at Â a Â regional Â level. Â Article Â by Â Scott Â Davis. Â Â For Â more Â Â information Â on Â the Â Forest Â Certification Â Program, Â please Â contact Â Scott Â at Â (613) Â 258-Â8422 Â or Â email@example.com. Â
Â On Â behalf Â of Â the Â Eastern Â Ontario Â Model Â Forest, Â I Â would Â like Â to Â thank Â you Â for Â attending Â the Â FSC Â Forest Â Cer-Â tification Â in Â the Â GLSL Â Forest Â Region Â Workshop, Â and Â helping Â to Â make Â it Â a Â success. Â Â We Â hope Â that Â you Â learned Â valuable Â information Â and Â found Â it Â beneficial Â to Â discuss Â forest Â certifica-Â tion Â issues Â effecting Â the Â GLSL Â (Great Â Lakes/St. Â Lawrence) Â region. Â Â The Â EOMF Â is Â fortunate Â and Â most Â grateful Â to Â have Â valuable Â relationships Â with Â key Â players Â and Â partners Â in Â the Â industry, Â and Â welcomes Â opportunities Â such Â as Â this Â one Â that Â bring Â us Â together Â to Â discuss Â critical Â issues Â affecting Â our Â forest Â sector, Â and Â search Â for Â solutions. Â Â :HÂśG DOVR OLNH WR H[WHQG D WKDQN \RX to Â all Â of Â our Â speakers Â who Â each Â gave Â informative Â and Â engaging Â presenta-Â tions. Â Â We Â appreciate Â them Â sharing Â their Â time Â and Â extensive Â knowledge Â and Â insight Â with Â the Â rest Â of Â the Â group. Â Â Â Â If Â you Â attended Â this Â seminar Â but Â were Â not Â able Â to Â sit Â in Â on Â every Â presentation, Â or Â if Â you Â missed Â them Â altogether, Â please Â make Â sure Â to Â visit Â our Â website Â http://seminars.eomf.on.ca/transcripts Â and Â use Â the Â following Â log Â in Â to Â view Â all Â the Â presentations: Â Â Username: Â Â certsecure Â Password: Â Â getcertified Â Â Thanks Â again, Â Â Scott Â Davis Â
Feature: Â Â Forest Â Conversion Â Â -Â Â Join Â the Â Conversation! Â ((Mark Â Richardson) Southern Â Ontario Â is Â a Â settled Â land-Â scape, Â consisting Â mainly Â of Â privately-Â owned Â forested, Â farm Â and Â urban Â land, Â where, Â for Â the Â most Â part, Â landowners Â have Â a Â relatively Â wide Â latitude Â of Â op-Â tions Â when Â it Â comes Â to Â making Â deci-Â sions Â about Â what Â happens Â on Â that Â land. Â Â Â Â This Â is Â the Â way Â it Â should Â be;Íž Â landown-Â ers Â making Â decisions Â about Â what Â they Â want Â to Â do Â with Â their Â land Â Âą Â farm Â it, Â cut Â trees Â on Â it, Â plant Â trees Â on Â it, Â live Â on Â it, Â along Â with Â countless Â other Â possibili-Â ties Â that Â await Â folks Â working Â toward Â accomplishing Â their Â individual Â prop-Â erty Â objectives. Â Â Â One Â of Â the Â most Â important Â roles Â that Â the Â EOMF Â continues Â to Â play Â is Â to Â help Â landowners Â make Â informed Â decisions Â about Â what Â to Â do Â on Â their Â properties Â and Â how Â to Â do Â it. Â Â Â Our Â influence Â comes Â through Â partner-Â ships, Â information Â sharing, Â and Â pro-Â grams Â in Â which Â participation Â is Â always Â voluntary. Â Governments, Â on Â the Â other Â hand, Â have Â a Â different Â role Â to Â play Â and Â manage Â societal Â values Â by Â influencing Â property-Âlevel Â decision Â making Â though Â a Â combination Â of Â regulation Â and Â pro-Â grams. Â Â Our Â land Â base Â has Â the Â capacity Â to Â sup-Â ply Â us Â with Â so Â many Â different Â values Â that Â it Â should Â not Â be Â surprising Â that Â some Â of Â them Â appear Â to Â be Â contradic-Â tory Â but, Â for Â the Â most Â part, Â we Â are Â able Â to Â function Â with Â a Â system Â that Â encour-Â ages Â a Â mosaic Â of Â different Â uses Â across Â the Â landscape. Â Â Â Agriculture Â and Â forestry Â are Â two Â prime Â examples Â where Â differing Â land Â use Â practices Â can Â cohabitate Â regionally Â and Â often Â within Â an Â individual Â property. Â Â Although Â land Â ownership Â provides Â us Â
with Â certain Â land Â use Â freedoms, Â as Â much Â as Â it Â does Â with Â certain Â legal Â re-Â sponsibilities, Â we Â vigorously Â defend Â our Â ability Â to Â exercise Â these Â freedoms Â within Â the Â limits Â set Â by Â our Â obligations Â to Â follow Â the Â federal, Â provincial Â and Â municipal Â statutes. Â This Â can Â result Â in Â a Â polarization Â of Â public Â and Â private Â opinion Â regarding Â some Â land Â use Â prac-Â tices. Â
Join Â the Â Conversation...Post Â Your Â Comments Â on Â Our Â Blog! Â Â I Â would Â like Â to Â take Â a Â few Â minutes Â to Â introduce Â you Â to Â our Â online Â Blog Â that Â we Â hope Â will Â be Â a Â great Â way Â of Â creat-Â ing Â a Â constructive Â and Â open Â discussion Â on Â topics Â of Â interest Â to Â the Â EOMF, Â our Â partners, Â and Â forest-Âdependent Â com-Â munities. Â Â Â Â To Â add Â your Â voice Â to Â this Â or Â any Â other Â topic Â that Â appears Â on Â our Â Blog, Â please Â simply Â click Â this Â link Â and Â type Â in Â your Â comments: Â
www.eomf.on.ca/blog Â Â or, Â click Â the Â link Â to Â our Â Blog Â on Â the Â home Â page Â of Â our Â website Â or Â go Â to Â News Â > Â Blog. Â Â Â Â Â This Â brings Â us Â to Â the Â topic Â at Â hand, Â forest Â conversion, Â which Â can Â be Â thought Â of Â as Â the Â replacement Â of Â a Â forest Â or Â stand Â of Â trees Â with Â some Â other Â type Â of Â land Â use. Â Â Â In Â the Â settled Â landscape, Â the Â removal Â of Â tree Â cover Â has Â been Â happening Â at Â varying Â rates Â since Â the Â time Â of Â Euro-Â pean Â settlement. Â In Â addition, Â forests Â have Â been Â returning Â to Â some Â open Â areas Â either Â through Â natural Â succes-Â sion, Â where Â trees Â are Â allowed Â to Â slowly Â re-Âcolonize Â a Â site, Â or Â through Â direct Â reforestation Â and Â afforestation Â (tree Â planting Â to Â speed Â up Â the Â return Â of Â a Â site Â to Â tree Â cover). Â Â For Â more Â information Â on Â this Â topic Â and Â to Â add Â your Â comments Â to Â the Â permanent Â record, Â please Â comment Â on Â our Â Blog Â by Â visiting: Â Â
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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 www.woodcentre.ca 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: www.woodcentre.ca
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 www.eomf.on.ca/rfhn 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: Â Recent Â Events Â & Â Meetings Â Since Â our Â winter Â issue Â of Â Forestry Â Â Forum, Â the Â EOMF Â has Â participated Â in Â an Â array Â of Â events Â and Â meetings Â fo-Â cused Â on Â forest Â and Â forest Â community Â related Â issues. Â Â A Â few Â highlights Â are Â mentioned Â here. Â Â
Wood Â Innovations Â Â Seminar Â Series Â Â
In Â February Â and Â March, Â rep re s e nt at i v e s Â f r o m Â EOMF Â and Â FPInnovations-Â Wood Â Products Â Division Â hosted Â a Â new Â technical Â seminar Â series Â entitled Â Âł W o o d Â Â I n n o v a -Â tions: Â Â Products, Â Proc-Â esses Â & Â PossibilitiesÂ´ Â Â This Â combina-Â WLRQ RI ÂłKRW WRSLFÂ´ WHFKQLFDO VHPLQDUV and Â information Â sessions Â were Â de-Â signed Â to Â appeal Â to Â the Â widest Â possible Â audience Â and Â catered Â to Â both Â primary Â and Â secondary Â wood Â processing Â facili-Â ties. Â Â Three Â topics Â at Â six Â locations Â in-Â cluded: Â All Â About Â Bioenergy;Íž Â Lean Â Manufacturing;Íž Â and, Â Marketing Â and Â Sales Â for Â Wood Â Products. Â Â We Â hope Â to Â continue Â our Â partnership Â with Â FPInno-Â vations Â by Â co-Âhosting Â similar Â sessions Â again Â next Â year Â to Â audiences Â within Â eastern Â Ontario. Â Â Feedback Â from Â atten-Â dees Â was Â positive Â and Â the Â consensus Â was Â that Â information Â provided Â was Â relevant, Â practical Â and Â beneficial Â to Â local Â businesses. Â
Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference Â February Â 23, Â 2011 Â marked Â Â the Â 24th Â annual Â Kemptville Â Winter Â Woodlot Â &RQIHUHQFH 7KLV \HDUÂśV WKHPH ZDV Âł<RXU 3URSHUW\ 3UREOHPV 3URJUDPV 3RVVLELOLWLHVÂ´ DQG IHDWXUHG VSHDNHUV and Â exhibitors Â who Â addressed Â com-Â mon Â woodlot Â issues Â and Â problems, Â
provided Â information Â on Â helpful Â pro-Â grams, Â and Â explored Â possibilities Â to Â enhance Â woodlot Â management. Â Â Â Â Hot Â topics Â included Â six Â panellists Â that Â provided Â overviews Â and Â updates Â on Â special Â programs Â for Â woodlot Â owners Â and Â farmersÂ˛from Â tax Â incentives Â to Â tree Â planting. Â Â Dr. Â Taylor Â Scarr Â pro-Â vided Â a Â primer Â on Â the Â emerald Â ash Â borer Â (EAB) Â from Â science Â and Â regula-Â tions Â to Â detection. Â Â Martin Â Streit Â gave Â an Â informative Â slideshow Â on Â how Â best Â to Â manage Â ash Â stands Â now Â and Â into Â the Â future Â in Â light Â of Â the Â EAB Â threat. Â Â Other Â topics Â included: Â species Â at Â risk Â in Â the Â woodlot Â including Â updates Â on Â butternut Â recovery;Íž Â establishing Â and Â maintaining Â sugar Â maple Â orchards;Íž Â and Â the Â wildlife Â feature Â included Â an Â engag-Â ing Â presentation Â by Â the Â Wild Â Bird Â Care Â Â Centre Â in Â Bells Â Corners. Â Â
FSC Â Certification Â Workshop Â Â
On Â March Â 30th Â in Â Bancroft Â the Â Eastern Â Ontario Â Model Â Forest Â -Â Â in Â partnership Â with Â FSC Â Canada, Â the Â Ontario Â Forestry Â Association, Â Ban-Â croft Â Minden Â SFL Â and Â SmartWood Â -Â Â offered Â a Â one Â day Â infor-Â mative Â workshop Â focused Â on Â FSC Â certification Â in Â the Â Great Â Lakes-ÂSt. Â Lawrence Â (GLSL) Â Forest Â Region. Â Â Â Â The Â morning Â session Â focused Â on Â the Â history Â and Â progress Â of Â FSC Â certifica-Â tion Â globally, Â nationally Â and Â in Â our Â GLSL Â Forest Â Region Â as Â well Â as Â the Â auditing Â process Â and Â the Â GLSL Â stan-Â dards. Â Â The Â afternoon Â portion Â of Â the Â day Â explored Â chain Â of Â custody Â certifi-Â cation Â for Â forest-Âbased Â businesses, Â and Â took Â a Â closer Â look Â at Â FSC Â certificate Â holders Â through Â local Â case Â studies. Â Â
White Â Pine Â Management Â Workshop Â Â Brought Â to Â you Â by Â the Â Regional Â Forest Â Health Â Network Â in Â partnership Â with Â the Â Eastern Â Ontario Â Model Â Forest Â and Â the Â Ontario Â Ministry Â of Â Natural Â Re-Â sources Â (OMNR), Â this Â workshop Â was Â geared Â towards Â landowners Â interested Â in Â learning Â how Â to Â identify Â and Â reduce Â the Â impact Â of Â white Â pine Â blister Â rust Â and Â other Â pests Â in Â their Â forests. Â This Â fungus Â can Â be Â a Â very Â destructive Â dis-Â ease Â affecting Â forest Â productivity Â and Â complicating Â the Â way Â we Â manage Â our Â plantations Â and Â natural Â stands. Â Â Â Â
The Â day Â consisted Â of Â both Â an Â informa-Â tive Â in-Âclass Â session Â and Â a Â site Â visit Â led Â by Â Dr. Â Richard Â Wilson, Â Forest Â Pro-Â gram Â Pathologist Â for Â OMNR, Â and Â Dr. Â Michael Â Irvine, Â Vegetation Â Manage-Â ment Â Specialist Â for Â OMNR. Â Thank Â you Â both! Â Â
Landowner Â Seminar Â Series Â #1: Â Â Â Geology, Â Mineral Â Exploration, Â Â Â Development Â and Â Extraction Â Â Â Â Â Â Â and Â Your Â Woodlot Â The Â Eastern Â Ontario Â Certified Â Forest Â Owners Â (EOCFO) Â in Â partnership Â with Â the Â EOMF Â co-Âhosted Â the Â first Â in Â a Â new Â Landowner Â Seminar Â Series. Â Â The Â ob-Â jective Â of Â this Â series Â is Â to Â help Â clarify Â whether Â and Â how Â private Â woodlot Â holdings Â are Â impacted, Â restricted, Â pro-Â tected, Â or Â can Â take Â advantage Â of Â vari-Â ous Â land Â and Â water Â resource Â initia-Â tives. Â Â Â This Â first Â seminar Â was Â held Â on Â May Â 12 Â in Â Almonte, Â and Â featured Â informed Â speakers Â who Â explored Â and Â described Â eastern Â Ontario Â geology, Â Mining Â Act Â modernization, Â the Â Ontario Â Aggregate Â Resources Â Act, Â land Â patents, Â and Â more. Â Â 7 Â
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: www.woodfair.ca To get more detailed info on Events please click on the titles, or visit our website at: www.eomf.on.ca 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-rcfm.ca for more...
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