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Annual 65th OFA Conference – Register for the largest forest stewardship event in Ontario

Toronto, Ont., February 12, 2014 – Join the Ontario Forestry Association’s (OFA) for its 65th annual conference on Feb. 21 at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston. The conference will explore the theme of forest communities in Ontario – the communities of forests, animals and people and how they are all connected, adapting to change and thriving.

“For 65 years this event has helped bridge the gap between those entering the forestry sector and established forestry professionals,” says Carla Grant, OFA’s executive director. “It’s also a great opportunity to bring together landowners who can learn from each other’s experiences.”

The annual conference, which is Ontario’s largest forest stewardship event, is expected to bring together upwards of 300 attendees from across the province. Session topics will include taxation, business planning and accounting for woodlots and gaining access to local wood markets. In celebration of the organization’s milestone anniversary, the conference will also explore how to sustain forest resources for future generations.

As in previous years the event will feature the White Pine Silent Auction with proceeds supporting popular education programs, including the Ontario Envirothon, Focus on Forests and Forestry Connects. Those interested in contributing to the auction can contact the OFA at 1-800-387-0790. Donations of forest-related items, including equipments, tools, experiences and resources, are welcome.

View the full conference agenda here. For more information, visit the OFA website at www.oforest.ca or call 1-800-387-0790.

WHAT: 65st annual OFA Conference
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Nottawasaga Inn, 6015 Highway 89, Alliston

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For more information, photos or to arrange an interview please contact:

Jessica Kaknevicius
Program Development Manager
Ontario Forestry Association
144 Front Street West, Suite 700
Toronto, ON M5J 2L7
t: (416) 493-4565 ex. 226
e: jkaknevicius@oforest.on.ca