Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference – February 21, 2020
.just two weeks to go for for the 33rd annual Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference on Feb 21st! The theme is “What your Forest can do for you,”
touching on topics including: marketing your forest products; the importance of vernal pools; how technology in the forest can be fun (and helpful for our feathered friends and other forest dwellers!); the ‘creation’ of the Larose Forest; and the challenges forest practitioners face in educating the public about sustainable forest management. The conference will also feature forestry exhibits of all sorts, along with an ‘Ask an Expert’ booth, chainsaw raffle, and much more. Come prepared for a great day of learning and sharing!
Keynote Address: "Ask not what your forests can do for you, but what you can do for your forests: Dispelling public myths about forestry and our forests" Mark Kuhlberg, Laurentian University, Associate Professor and Director of the MA History Program
One of the greatest challenges that forest practitioners face is educating the public about our sustainable forestry practices, and imparting the idea that cutting trees shouldn’t always be viewed negatively. They often find themselves justifying their chosen profession even though we use forest products in many facets of our lives and they are often a more sustainable option when compared to other materials. Mark uses his personal journey (he grew up in Toronto’s concrete jungle but then began tree planting when he was 18 years old) and his research into forest history to suggest ways in which we can help to dispel the many myths and misconceptions the public holds about our forests and the people who manage them.
*Speaker update: Timber for Sale – Marketing Forest Products – Jeff Muzzi, Chief Forester, Ensyn Technologies Inc.
Technology in the Woodlot: Creating Your Biodiversity Inventory - Ian Fife, Ontario Forest Birds at Risk Program Coordinator at Bird Studies Canada
Larose Forest: From Desert to Diverse Forest - Steve Hunter, United Counties of Prescott-Russell
No Mere Puddles: Vernal Pools are Vital Habitat - Shaun Thompson, Biologist
Additional features include:
"Ask an Expert" Booth
Forestry Exhibits & Displays
REGISTER TODAY! Registration in advance is required by February 14, 2020
The registration fee is $35 and includes refreshments and lunch. You can register and online and pay by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal at the EOMF website
or by calling 613-713-1525.
Registration, coffee & exhibits open at 8:00-9:00 am. Presentations begin 9:00 an go until 3:30
Location: North Grenville Municipal Complex, 285 County Rd 44, Kemptville, ON (next to the Ferguson Forest Centre).
We would like to acknowledge the financial support of last years sponsors: Bluesource Canada, City of Ottawa, Clarke Code Repairs, EcoGen Energy Inc., Ferguson Tree Nursery, Fisher Tree Service, Forests Ontario, FP Innovations, Lavern Heideman & Sons, Leeds & Grenville, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Ontario Woodlot Association (Lower Ottawa Valley Chapter) , Rideau River Conservation Authority, South Nation Conservation Authority