EASTERN ONTARIO MODEL FOREST — February is the traditional time for woodlot owners to gather in Kemptville for the winter woodlot conference. Like other organizations affected by the COVID pandemic, the KWWC has had to adapt. So, through the month of February, the planning committee has put together a weekly series of FREE noon hour webinars. As in the golden days of TV/radio, you are invited to gather around your computer screen to listen and view our special forest themed presentations.

The following presentations will be offered and require a separate registration for each. Please visit our website at http://eomf.on.ca/ to register.

Forest Health – February 3, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Gypsy Moth Outbreak 2020
The presentation will provide a synopsis of this past year’s outbreak in eastern Ontario and the steps that landowners can take if they spot the Gypsy moth in their woodlots.
Eric Boysen, Retired Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Landowner

Wildlife – February 10, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wildlife Trees in Your Woodlot
The presentation will cover all wildlife trees, which includes nut and fruit trees, and other features including cavity trees, isolated conifers and stick nests.
Jodi Hall, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Indigenous – February 17, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Tree Marking for Woodlot Owners
Tree marking course presentation on indigenous values
Ethan Hunter, Natural & Cultural Resource Strategist, Algonquins of Ontario Consultation Office

Forest Management – February 24, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wildland Fire: Prevention and Mitigation Strategies
The presentation will look at wildland fire risk and methods to mitigate the impacts of
wildland fire.
Robin Vernon, Regional Fire Advisor, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

For the poster version of this event that you can download and send to friends, please click here.

To register for the webinars, please go to the Eastern Ontario Model Forest website (http://www.eomf.on.ca). Once registered you will receive an email that your registration has been received. Approximately 1-2 days prior to the webinar you will receive an invitation to attend with login instructions.