Forests Ontario

Community Events

Grey to Green Conference

May 8th–10th, 2017

Explore the latest in green infastructure performance, economic valuation, design, policy, and technology from Canada, the US, and worldwide. This interdisciplinary conference is the leading forum for designers, policy makers, manufacturers, growers, landscapers, and other green infrastructure professionals to discuss the benefits and growth of the green infrastructure industry.

Grey to Green also includes a trade show, cutting-edge workshops which include tours of outstanding Toronto projects, and exceptional networking events. This year, be one of the first to learn about the City of Toronto’s new Green Streets Guideline and the Province of Ontario’s new Stormwater Design Guidelines.

Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, Ontario

SawTech Log Expo

June 23rd–25th, 2017

Over 250 displays, including: live demo sites, sawmill & wood processing equipment demonstrations, wood manufacturers from Ontario’s forest will be promoting their products and offering Trade Show Specials on-site. The Show will host a number of activities such as recruitment job fair, tours, demos, conferences, networking functions and competitions. This year’s event promises to be the largest forestry show ever held in Ontario.

Renfrew, Ontario

OPFA Annual Conference

May 15th–18th, 2017

Delta Hotel & Conference Centre, Guelph, Ontario

Rouge National Urban Park Flagship BioBlitz

June 24th–25th, 2017

Join Ontario Bioblitz in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday while engaging in citizen science! Registered for guided blitz sessions will open March 21st, 2017.

Rouge National Urban Park

Get the Dirt on Soils: Envirothon Webinar

February 27th, 2017

Presented by Paul Hazlett, a Forest Soils Scientist with Natural Resources Canada this webinar will introduce participants to the importance of soil in our daily lives. Gain knowledge about the components of soil and learn how soil compaction is measured through a hands-on demonstration of calculating soil bulk density.  Great prep for a regional Envirothon competition!

Participants are required to register in advance to participate. Webinar will start at 3:30 pm.


Seed Forecasting

Forests Ontario has established a seed forecasting database to monitor and better track seed availability for future planting use. In order to continue and better this tracking process, we need our partners and the public’s support in providing seed report information.

Here’s how you can get involved in seed forecasting.