Forests Ontario Annual Conference: We The Forest
February 14th, 2020
Our forests are our future. They provide us with food, shelter and warmth. They support the ecosystem services we depend on and they fight climate change. But who speaks for the forests? In a complex economic and political climate, full of competing interests and priorities, how do we ensure that our forests remain at the forefront of our collective consciousness? How do we plan for their future when short-sightedness impacts their very existence?
Join us as we discuss the ways we can collaborate to ensure our forests’ future. Bring your passion; bring your voice.
Registration is open!
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It takes a forest to fight climate change: How a made-in-Canada national tree planting strategy can help
Posted: September 27, 2019
Good news is rare, though it seems like nearly every day for the past few weeks there have been new commitments by global leaders to fight climate change by planting huge numbers of trees. In my 38 years as a forester, I’ve never experienced enthusiasm for tree planting as powerful as what we’ve seen in... Read More
Forests Ontario Planting Delivery Agent Plants Her One Millionth Tree
Posted: July 2, 2019
Eleanor Reed, a Norland area forester, planted her one millionth tree on a local property in May. Reed has been a Planting Delivery Agent for the 50 Million Tree Program since it first began in 2008. Managed by Forests Ontario, the program was funded by Ontario’s provincial government until 2019, and will continue to be... Read More
New Billboard Celebrates Northwestern Ontario Forest Sector
Posted: June 26, 2019
The newest billboard under the It Takes a Forest public awareness initiative was unveiled today in Northwestern Ontario. Representatives from local sponsors including the Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee (CCSIC), Domtar Inc., Resolute Forest Products, and Dryden Forest Management Company Ltd. joined Scott Jackson, Director of Indigenous and Stakeholder Relations from Forests Ontario at the... Read More
As Ontario 50 Million Tree Program approaches the halfway mark, the economic benefits are reported
MEDIA RELEASE (March 20, 2019, Queen’s Park) – Today, Forests Ontario released The Economic Value of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario, a new report by Guelph-based consulting firm Green Analytics. Committed to re-greening Ontario through tree planting, education and awareness efforts, Forests Ontario is the not-for-profit charity that delivers the Government of Ontario’s 50 Million... Read More