Happily Covered Head-to-Toe in Mud: The power of nature connection for our childrens’ health and happiness
Posted: October 10, 2019
By Lauren Dehens Lauren Dehens grew up on a farm in Norfolk County. In the summer of 2019 she worked at Nature’s Calling Environmental Education in Simcoe, Ont., running the group’s Explorer Daycamp. She believes that through hands-on, inquiry-based learning we can deepen the connection between youth and the natural world, and that by spreading... Read More
The Hero Ontario’s Forests Deserve: Windsor resident’s petition garners nearly 100,000 signatures
Posted: October 4, 2019
Close your eyes and picture the Ontarian who would start a petition to save a provincial tree-planting program. It is unlikely that your mind would conjure up Sambath Kumaar Balasubramanian Thangamani. It has been, indeed, an unlikely path that led Kumaar from his native India to a kind of cult status as the Windsor... Read More
Forests Ontario Annual Conference: We The Forest
February 14th, 2020
Our forests are our future. They provide us with food, shelter and warmth. They support the ecosystem services we depend on and they fight climate change. But who speaks for the forests? In a complex economic and political climate, full of competing interests and priorities, how do we ensure that our forests remain at the forefront of our collective consciousness? How do we plan for their future when short-sightedness impacts their very existence?
Join us as we discuss the ways we can collaborate to ensure our forests’ future. Bring your passion; bring your voice.
Registration is coming soon!
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MFTIP: Avoid a Tax Hike When a Forest Changes Hands
Posted: September 30, 2019
By Stephanie Prince If you’ve recently bought or acquired a forested property in Ontario, you may not be aware of whether or not the forest has been participating in the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). MFTIP is a voluntary program designed to help landowners with the sustainable stewardship of their forests on private land... Read More
It takes a forest to fight climate change: How a made-in-Canada national tree planting strategy can help
Posted: September 27, 2019
Good news is rare, though it seems like nearly every day for the past few weeks there have been new commitments by global leaders to fight climate change by planting huge numbers of trees. In my 38 years as a forester, I’ve never experienced enthusiasm for tree planting as powerful as what we’ve seen in... Read More