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Trees Ontario Attends 2008 A.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium

November 24, 2008 – The 15th annual A.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium was held from November 19-21 at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston. This year’s conference theme was “Local Solutions for Global Challenges”, with environmental professionals and organizations attending from across the province, including Trees Ontario.

Representatives from Trees Ontario were in attendance all three days of the conference including Tim Gray, Trees Ontario Operations Coordinator and Rob Keen, Trees Ontario Program Manager, who presented on The Challenges of Increasing Forest Cover in Southern Ontario.

The symposium offered participants the chance to network, hear presentations which ran concurrently over the three days, including key note addresses by Stephen Lewis, politician, diplomat and international envoy and Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, as well as obtain information from the many organizations hosting tabling displays, including Trees Ontario.

The A.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium was started in 1993. It provides a forum for practitioners, students, academics, politicians and non-government organizations to discuss challenges and opportunities in the conservation movement in Ontario while sharing new tools, techniques and strategies for natural resources management. The Symposium is co-hosted by Conservation Ontario and the University of Guelph. More information on the Symposium is available on the Latornell website,