By: The Working Forest Staff
Our Roots, Our Future
April 6-8, 2021
By acknowledging the past and recognizing the present, foresters are able to more effectively plan for the future. This year’s Ontario Professional Foresters Association virtual conference Our Roots Our Future will have attendees networking with forestry professionals, friends, and students, exploring how looking back can help us prepare for what is to come. Attendees will be delving into climate change and its impact on our rural and urban forests, perspectives from Ireland and Indigenous Knowledge experts here in Ontario, the status of professional forestry in all jurisdictions, laying the groundwork for our private and public forests, as well as many other topics. The conference will also feature post-graduate students giving synopses of their ground-breaking work in “research minutes.”
A virtual field tour will provide attendees with a unique experience to visit York Region, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, and Simcoe County Forest from home, providing a glimpse of the urban and semiurban landscapes managed by some of the Ontario Professional Foresters Association’s committed members.
Whether you are an OPFA member, interested in becoming a member, or just interested in learning about forestry, we challenge you to participate.
All are welcome! Registration is only $20 for students, $50 for non-members of the OPFA.