Eastern Ontario Model Forest.

Eastern Ontario Model Forest.

February 16, 2011 15:39 ET

Hot Topics for the Winter Woodlot Conference on February 23

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2011) - The 24th annual Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference will be held on Wednesday, February 23. This year's theme is "Your Property: Problems, Programs, Possibilities", and features speakers and exhibitors who will address common woodlot issues and problems, provide information on helpful programs, and explore possibilities to enhance sustainable woodlot management. This is a must-attend educational and networking event for private woodlot owners and other landowners with forests, as well as for the commercial, service, government, and non-government organizations that want to reach them!.

Hot topics to include:

  • Emerald Ash Borer: the latest news on EAB science, regulations, detection, prevention, and related forest management tips

  • Species at Risk in the Woodlot: some of the more 'common' key species to look for including details on the Butternut Recovery Program

  • Agro-forestry: learn about establishing and maintaining sugar maple orchards from the experts

  • Program Panel: overview and updates on six existing programs for woodlot owners and farmers from tax incentives to tree planting including Q&A

  • Wildlife Feature: close-up on sparrows, warblers, and hawks and learn about the Wild Care Bird Centre

For details and to register please visit: http://eomf.on.ca/winter-woodlot-conference, or call 613-258-8241. Runs from 9:00 am to 3:30pm at the W.B.George Centre, Kemptville Campus of the University of Guelph.. The cost is $30 including a hot lunch.

Many thanks to our Sponsors including: the Eastern Ontario Model Forest; Ferguson Forest Centre & Friends of the FFC; Ontario Woodlot Association-Lower Ottawa Valley; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources; Canadian Institute of Forestry-Ottawa Valley; Lavern Heideman & Sons Limited; Ben Hokum & Son; Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council; Resource Stewardship Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Council; Ottawa Stewardship Council; Community Stewardship Council of Lanark County; Rideau Valley Conservation Authority; South Nation Conservation; Limerick Forest; Tree Canada.

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