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Planting a Climate Change Solution with 1,000 Trees for Every Global Youth

Planting a Climate Change Solution with 1,000 Trees for Every Global Youth

Posted: September 16, 2019

By Kaitlin, Lauren and David Grierson and Cathy Matthews In October 2018, leaders of the United Nations’ environment, development, and agriculture departments issued a joint statement declaring that: “Forests are a major, requisite front of action in the global fight against catastrophic climate change – thanks to their unparalleled capacity to absorb and store carbon. Stopping deforestation... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Alanna Evans

Faces of Forests Ontario: Alanna Evans

Posted: September 12, 2019

Favourite Tree: White Spruce Position: Event Coordinator Joining our team this Fall is Alanna Evans, our new Events Coordinator.  Alanna is going to be taking over the management and organization of all of Forests Ontario’s events throughout the year – from Christmas Market to conference to Community Tree Plants and beyond!  She is incredibly excited... Read More

Nature-based Solutions for Reducing Flood Risk

Nature-based Solutions for Reducing Flood Risk

Posted: September 10, 2019

It is time to wake up to some harsh realities.  Climate change is here and we are experiencing its wrath in many ways, including drought, heat-waves, fires and, most acutely, extreme flood events. The agony of loss has been captured many times over in the media coverage of this year’s floods in Ottawa, Gatineau, Bracebridge... Read More

The Eccentric Experience of Envirothon’s North American Championship

The Eccentric Experience of Envirothon’s North American Championship

Posted: September 5, 2019

Michelle Han is a rising senior at the University of Toronto Schools (UTS), Forests Ontario summer intern, and Envirothon participant for the past four years. Michelle’s Envirothon team, victors of the Ontario competition, placed as the top Canadian team this year at the North American competion, and earned two individual placements in the top six... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Kenya Hewitt

Faces of Forests Ontario: Kenya Hewitt

Posted: September 3, 2019

Favourite Tree: Willow Position with Forests Ontario:  Digital Project Coordinator Rejoining our team this fall is Digital Project Coordinator Kenya Hewitt! Kenya will be working on a digital capabilities review, examining how external users interact with FO campaigns and programs digitally. Kenya worked with Forests Ontario back in January of this year through to April... Read More

Tree Marker Profile: Liz Cobb

Tree Marker Profile: Liz Cobb

Posted: August 29, 2019

Tree marking involves the careful selection of trees for harvest, based upon a forest management prescription. In order to mark trees on Crown land in Ontario, a certification is required. The individuals who hold this certification are known as ‘Tree Markers.’ In order to get a better sense of what tree marking entails, Forests Ontario interviewed... Read More

Northern Ontario High School Grad Rewarded for Environmental Stewardship Efforts

Northern Ontario High School Grad Rewarded for Environmental Stewardship Efforts

Posted: August 22, 2019

Recent Korah Collegiate graduate Caleb Patterson has been recognized for his achievements as a young environmental steward with the 2019 James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship. Tom Croswell, Co-Chair of the Algoma Envirothon, presented the scholarship to Caleb on August 17th at the J.S. Miller Trail Head in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The James S. Miller... Read More

Tree Marker Profile: Lacey Rose

Tree Marker Profile: Lacey Rose

Posted: August 15, 2019

Tree marking involves the careful selection of trees for harvest, based on a forest management prescription. In order to mark trees on Crown land in Ontario, a certification is required. The individuals who hold this certification are known as ‘Tree Markers.’ In order to get a better sense of what tree marking entails, Forests Ontario interviewed... Read More

Toddlers pitch in to help plant trees in Orillia

Toddlers pitch in to help plant trees in Orillia

Posted: August 13, 2019

When Jane Ball, a retired college counsellor in Orillia, heard that the Government of Ontario had cancelled funding for the 50 Million Tree Program, she wanted to help. “I am extremely concerned about the climate crisis,” said Ball, a founder of the Couchiching Conservancy, a land trust that now owns 12,000 acres in Ontario. “It’s... Read More

Ontario man completes Tree-Athlon

Ontario man completes Tree-Athlon

Posted: August 6, 2019

By Hannah Freedberg Brandon Rynka is a motivational speaker, health coach, adventure athlete, and consultant.  He lives his life with the goal of inspiring others to live healthier lives, and to push themselves out of their mental and physical comfort zone. Rynka often participates in strength and endurance challenges as an effort to inspire others... Read More