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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

Top 10 Songs About Trees

Top 10 Songs About Trees

Posted: December 21, 2017

by Stephanie Prince   When I was asked to create a top ten list of songs about trees, it only took a few minutes to go through my playlist to find numerous songs I have loved for years that sing about trees, the forest, or nature’s beauty. After sourcing a few other songs online as... Read More

A Day in the Life of a Tree Marker

Posted: November 24, 2017

by Anthony Hobbs The following story appeared in the most recent edition of Our Forest, Forests Ontario’s quarterly magazine. The full print edition is sent to all Forests Ontario members and includes stories related to forests and forestry from across Canada. If you’re interested in receiving Our Forest, become a member of Forests Ontario. Your... Read More

State of Canada’s Forests 2017

State of Canada’s Forests 2017

Posted: October 31, 2017

Natural Resources Canada has released the State of Canada’s Forests Annual Report for 2017.  The publication highlights the role forests have played in shaping Canada as a nation for the past 150 years as well as future opportunities related to an emerging bioeconomy. In the opening statement of the report, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr... Read More

The Forest on Your Desktop

The Forest on Your Desktop

Posted: October 13, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Forestry offers an interactive electronic lecture series. The lectures run for approximately one hour on Wednesdays beginning at 1:30 pm Eastern and feature experts and practitioners from across Canada. The electronic lectures are free, easy to access, and user-friendly. To register, simply contact the eLecture Coordinator at: electures@cif–  Please indicate your name, preferred... Read More

Wood Weddings

Posted: September 5, 2017

by Kaitlyn Kiraly In the midst of wedding season, and during a time where caring for the environment is vital, more and more couples are incorporating forestry into their wedding. Forestry can be incorporated subtly, with focus on the décor, or the wedding can be fully immersed in the theme of forests and the outdoors.... Read More

Blisters, Bugs & Breakthroughs: My Season as a Tree Planter in Hearst

Posted: August 24, 2017

by Kaitlin Kiraly Hurry Up and Wait This past spring, I made the last minute decision to go tree planting with my university roommate in Northern Ontario. We finished the last exam of our university careers and prepared for our ten hour drive to Hearst, the small town we would call “home” for the next... Read More

A Unanimous Passion: Environmental Sciences

Posted: August 16, 2017

by Michelle Han From July 23-29, University of Toronto Schools (UTS), along with 53 other groups, were awarded with the fantastic opportunity to launch ourselves into a week-long journey all the way to Maryland for the North American Envirothon. From the moment we boarded the plane to the final ceremonies and dance, we had the... Read More

North American Envirothon: Learning Across Borders

Posted: August 14, 2017

by Rhianne Whittaker and Christina Brinza Envirothon is a competition that brings together teams from different regions to test their knowledge of environmental science. There are three levels of Envirothon: regional, provincial/state, and North American. The North American level draws 54 teams from the United States, Canada, and China. Teams are made up of five... Read More