Forests Ontario

Annual Conference

Regardless of where we live, forests play an indispensable role in our lives. Our forests are valued for an incredible range of environmental, social, and economic benefits and are the backbone of healthy ecosystems. And, forests will play a vital role in addressing climate change. Forests will have an essential task in the implementation of both adaptation and mitigation strategies at the local, regional, national and global scale. While climate change will send ripples throughout society, the environment and the economy, it will also breed innovation and creative problem solving. Our forests  may just prove to be the solution. Join us on February 9, 2018 at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, as we discuss the challenges and opportunities of climate change.

DRAFT AGENDA – updated!

Speakers and sessions include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Mark Robinson, Storm Hunters
  • Concurrent sessions:
    • Jackie Richard and Leanne Echum, Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources – Climate Change and Adaptation in First Nation Communities
    • Jeff Bowman, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Hybridization of Flying Squirrels
    • Jenny Gleeson, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Managing your forests for climate change
    • Malcolm Cecil-Cockwell, Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd. – Sustainably managing forests for carbon
    • Joseph Pallant, Brinkman Climate – Navigating Carbon Markets
    • David Fisman, University of Toronto – Climate Change, Ecosystems and Infectious Diseases: The Road Ahead
    • Lauren Cooper, Michigan State University – Adding value to forests
    • For a more detail agenda: Draft Conference Agenda

The Forests Ontario Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Friday, February 9th from 7:45am-8:45am, prior to the opening of conference. To RSVP or for more information, contact Ashley.

Every year, Forests Ontario brings together more than 300 landowners, forestry professionals, students, educators and those passionate about our forests to explore key issues. Over the past 68 years, we have explored challenges to our biodiversity, the value of forests to our health and well-being, and the importance of our forests to our communities. Join us every February as an attendee, sponsor or exhibitor, and take part in Ontario’s largest forestry conference.

The Forests Ontario Conference will be held at the Nottawasaga Inn, located in Alliston, 1 hour north of Toronto. For accommodations, please contact the Nottawasaga Inn directly. A conference rate is available until January 1st, 2018.

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