Canada: EOMF Selected As One of Seven Global Sites in Ecosystem Services Pilot Project

6 April, 2017 - The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF, Canada) has been selected by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as one of seven sites around the world to take part in a leading-edge ecosystem services pilot project.

Through certification, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) promotes responsible forest management. The objective of the pilot project is to demonstrate the positive impact of responsible forest management, and of the many benefits that accrue for society as a whole.

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Ecosystem services targeted by this pilot project include carbon sequestration and storage, biodiversity conservation, soil conservation, watershed services and recreational services.

The EOMF will work closely with Larose Forest and two private woodlot owners in the course of the pilot project. For those involved, this provides an opportunity to demonstrate the wider benefit of responsible forest management.

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Tony and Ann Bull are elated to be participants. “We’ve long recognized that our woodlot harbours thousands of species of flora and fauna. It has a remarkable variety of habitats that are vital to the contribution that the woodlot provides to society at large”, said Ann Bull.

Other pilot sites are located in Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Australia, Peru and Chile.

For more information, please contact:

Astrid Nielsen, General Manager
Eastern Ontario Model Forest
(613) 258-6587
anielsen@eomf.on.ca