2018 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FOREST SEMINAR Wednesday, Dec 12th
"Urban Forest; Nice to Have? No: Need to Have"
“Urban trees and woodlands provide a wide range of ecosystem services to society, for example, flood risk reduction, air purification, and moderation of urban heat islands.” by Helen J. Davis et al, in
“Business attitudes towards funding ecosystem services provided by urban forests”
Registration is open until Dec 7th!Hosted in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Model Forest and the Ottawa Valley Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry, this year’s annual Christmas Forest Seminar will focus on the urban and near-urban forest. Discussions on this subject have traditionally been about around selling the concept that trees are important to have in and around urban centres. However, with changes to our climate, and the increasing awareness about the direct health links between humans and nature, our "want" is transforming more into a "need". We will be hosting a range of speakers from across Ontario who work within our urban and near-urban forests to share their perspectives how they manage this critical resource. Click here for the poster...
Feature Presentations include:
National Context: Examples of Urban Forestry Best Practices across Canada - Michael Rosen, Tree Canada
From Nice to Have to Must Have: Making the Case for Green Infrastructure in York Region - James Lane, York Region Forest
Key Actions under the new Sustainable Development Strategy: NCC’s Contribution to Urban Forests in the Ottawa Area - Geneviève Mercier, National Capital Commission
City of Ottawa: The Vision for a Forested Future - Martha Copestake, City of Ottawa
Moderated Q&A Session and Re-cap of the Day - Astrid Nielsen, Eastern Ontario Model Forest
Registration in advance will be required by December 7, 2018.The registration fee is $40 and includes morning refreshments and lunch. You can register and online and pay by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal at the EOMF"One Time Payment" window or by calling 613-713-1525.
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Location: North Grenville Municipal Complex, 285 County Rd. 44, Kemptville, ON. Time: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm. Registration and coffee at 8:00 am.