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Jamie McRae Wins Forests Ontario’s 2018 Ontario Wood Award

Jamie McRae Wins Forests Ontario’s 2018 Ontario Wood Award

Forests Ontario Announces Award Winners at Annual Conference

TORONTO, ON (February 9, 2018) – Lumberman Jamie McRae was one of several award winners announced at Forests Ontario’s annual conference today. McRae took home the 2018 Ontario Wood Award for his contributions to the positive promotion of the Ontario Wood brand. A fifth-generation forestry professional, McRae’s family history dates back to the forestry boom... Read More

Forests Ontario Annual Conferece

Forests Ontario Annual Conferece

February 9th, 2018

Regardless of where we live, forests play an indispensable role in our lives. Our forests are valued for an incredible range of environmental, social, and economic benefits and are the backbone of healthy ecosystems. And, forests will play a vital role in addressing climate change. Forests will have an essential task in the implementation of both adaptation and mitigation strategies at the local, regional, national and global scale. While climate change will send ripples throughout society, the environment and the economy, it will also breed innovation and creative problem solving. Our forests  may just prove to be the solution. Join us on February 9, 2018 at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, as we discuss the challenges and opportunities of climate change.

Location
Nottawasaga Inn 6015 Highway 89 Alliston, ON L9R 1A4
Link
www.forestsontario.ca
Trees Breathe New Life into Farmer’s Land – And Second Career

Trees Breathe New Life into Farmer’s Land – And Second Career

Trent Massey recognized as a Green Leader after planting new forest

Trent Massey was a farmer raising cows, chickens, pigs and goats in Echo Bay, Ontario—home of The Big Loonie. But when he had to pack the business in and sell his livestock, he and his wife were left wondering what to do with their sprawling 30 acres of land.    When Trent was introduced to Forests... Read More

Man On Fire

Man On Fire

Posted: January 9, 2018

Forests Ontario’s #ItTakesAForest campaign highlights the many benefits that forests provide, including rewarding career opportunities. These are the professionals who ensure the care, protection, and sustainability of our forest resources. Below, we meet former forest firefighter Steve Cooper. Tell us about yourself and your background. I spent 4 years at Sir Sanford Fleming College for... Read More

The Ripple Effect – Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference

The Ripple Effect – Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference

Posted: January 4, 2018

Climate change is happening now and the impacts are causing a ripple effect across the globe. Whether you believe in climate change or not, our world is facing greater challenges. Climate change has meant more extreme weather, dirtier air, warmer water, food and water shortages, more disease, and severe impacts on human health. Despite dire... Read More

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.