Posted on Jan 13, 2022
John Pineau, Executive Director of Ontario Woodlot Association, spoke to our Rotary club this morning on “Privately Owned Forests and Climate Change”.  He spoke about the mission of the Ontario Woodlot Association, its vision and mission.  He also explained concepts of woodlot diversity and resilience and provided members with some practical experience-based advice.

The Ontario Woodlot Association (OWA) is a not-for-profit grassroots organization governed by an elected, volunteer board of directors. Its members own and manage woodlots throughout the province and include individuals and organizations that support its goals. The OWA promotes the sustainable management of Ontario’s forests by providing guidance, advice and best practices to woodlot owners that allows them to evolve as stewards of these most valuable lands. The OWA acts as the united provincial voice on issues that influence the long term health of Ontario’s woodlots so they will always contribute to our economy, environment and society. The OWA’s network of local Chapters provides an opportunity for members and the public to learn, see and appreciate the value of this fundamental natural resource and the woodlot owner as its steward.

He was introduced by President-Elect Martin Litchfield (himself a Forester) and thanked by Charlie Barnes, a member with a large well-treed residential property.