The Ontario Forestry Association’s 65th annual conference will take place on Friday Feb 21, 2014, from 8:00am – 4:00pm at the Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston, Ontario. This conference will explore forest communities in Ontario – the communities of forests, animals and people, and how they are adapting to change and thriving.
The conference will explore the landowner and forest practitioner communities in this province, and how an enhanced and reinvigorated sense of community will help increase resilience needed to make the most of future challenges and opportunities. It being the 65th anniversary of this event and the OFA, we will also take a look at intergenerational issues and sustaining the resource for the next generation. Session topics will also include taxation, business planning and accounting for woodlots and gaining access to local wood markets.
People are invited to network with other landowners and forestry professionals from across Ontario and hear about their experiences managing their forest property, including financial ownership, management planning, and accessing local wood markets.
Registration includes access to all sessions, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
Note: Become an OFA member prior to registration, and receive the discounted conference price. Registration is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment! (Prices include tax)
Cost: $100 Non-OFA Members; $75 OFA Members; $30 Students
Arbor Day: A Time to Acknowledge the Vital Importance of Trees
Managing Deforestation Through Policy and Monitoring
The Vital Role of Forests: Carbon, Rain and Food
The Business of Forests: Primer, Tool, Guide and Best Practices
The Business of Responsible Forest Stewardship
Woodland Crops: Sustainable Harvests from Forests
International Day of Forests 2014
Global Deforestation/Reforestration and Climate Change
Video – Forests = Life
A Visual Representation of Global Forest Change
International Forest Day 2013
NASA Imagery Shows Trees are Dying in US Forests
Infographic – Forests and Land Use
2012 Review of Forests and Trees
The Economic and Employment Benefits of Forests
Study Shows Deforestation of Tropical Rainforest Decreases Precipitation
Study Shows that Climate Change is Killing Forests
Using Trees for Electricity is Not Green Energy
What The Business Community Can Do To Protect Forests
The Costs of Illegal Logging
The Lacey Act Combats Illegal Logging
Challenge to the Lacey Act
Scientists Defend the Lacey Act
Video: Reducing Emissions Through Forest Preservation with REDD
Arbor Day Business Partners