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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, l eaders 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... 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

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.