Upcoming 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.


Canadian Institute of Forestry  (Ottawa Valley Section)