Events

Upcoming events:

The Britannia Conservation Area Woods (Mud Lake) – A forest professional’s view

Saturday October 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Rain or shine.

Location: Britannia Conservation Area Woods entrance on Cassels St, Ottawa (West side of Mud Lake – Map)

Description: Join members of the Canadian Institute of Forestry Ottawa Valley Section (https://www.cif-ifc.org/) on a walking tour of the Britannia Conservation Area (Mud Lake) woods. We’ll look at the woods’ characteristics, signs of its history and how the it is responding to recent natural events.

Lead by: Members of the Canadian Institute of Forestry Ottawa Valley Section (Ken Farr, Nancy Young)


Past events:

30th Annual Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference 

The Times They are a-Changin’: Celebrating 30 Years of the Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference 

Wednesday February 22, 2017 

Registration is now open for the 30th Annual Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference to be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the North Grenville Municipal Complex!

Join us as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference. We’ll journey through time in exploring how our forests and their management have changed over the past three decades, and, likewise, consider what’s on the horizon for our forests.

This year’s keynote speaker is Peter Kimbell, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada. Peter has been a meteorologist with Environment Canada for close to 30 years. He has experience in forecasting for marine and aviation clients, the military, and the general public. Currently Peter is on assignment as the Manager of the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre in Toronto. The title of his presentation is… Weather Patterns in Ontario: A Look Back and a Peek Ahead 

Other topics being presented at the conference include: 

 Three Decades of the Woodlot Conference and Counting – Brian Barkley, Landowner/ Founding Eastern Ontario Model Forest member

 The Past, Present and Future of Eastern Ontario’s Forests – Eric Boysen, Landowner

 For Your Bucket List: Twelve Must-See Forests in Eastern Ontario – Martin Streit, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – visit (by virtual means!) a dozen must-see forests in eastern Ontario 

 Managing Your Woodlot for Wildlife Values – Dom Ferland, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – the practical in considering how woodlots can be managed to encourage wildlife values 

 If You Go Down in the Woods Today: A Year in the Life of a Black Bear – Jeremy Inglis, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

New this year… “Ask the Expert Booth”. There will be a table set up with experts in different fields such as wildlife, forest health, woodlot management and urban forestry. This will provide landowners an opportunity to ask questions they have always wondered about.

Registration in advance is required by February 17, 2017. The registration fee is $35 and includes refreshments and lunch. You can register and pay by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal by visiting the EOMF website www.eomf.on.ca to access the “Ways to Contribute” page and the “One-Time Payment” window or by calling 613-258-6587.

 

January 31, 2015

Invasive Plant Workshop for Woodlot Owners

A session hosted by the Lower Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association to learn about how invasive plants affect local forests.  This will be a hands-on event, with the focus on learning how to identify key species and discussing options for management.

Details:

9am – noon
Pierce’s Corners Hall (corner of Malakoff Rd and Pierce Rd, west of North Gower).
$10 for non-OWA members
For more info, contact Barb Clark at 613-821-0140 or see http://www.lov-owa.ca

February 25th, 2015:

28th Annual Kemptville Woodlot Conference

Registration in advance is required by February 17, 2015

The registration fee is $30 and includes refreshments and lunch. You can register and pay by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal by visiting the EOMF website (www.eomf.on.ca) to access the “Ways to Contribute” page and the “One-Time Payment” window or by calling 613-258-6587.

New Location

North Grenville Municipal Complex, Kemptville . Time: 8:00 am–4:00 pm.

http://www.eomf.on.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=623:kemptville-winter-woodlot-conference-registration-now-open&Itemid=400

 

Annual Christmas Forest Seminar – December 11, 2014

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 “Forests and Forestry” from a national perspective down to the regional level.

Date: December 11, 2014.

Location:  Leslie Hall, 35 Clothier Street W., Kemptville, ON.

Time: 08:30 am to 1:30 pm.

We would like to acknowledge the financial support received for this event from the Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation.

2014 Flyer

http://www.cif-ifc.org/