PAMF RCE Award May 2017On 3 May, 2017, the efforts of Prince Albert Model Forest in bringing together youth and elders to better understand landscape changes, to prepare youth for future careers, and to improve food security, were recognised.

Mediterranean Forest Week Opening24 April, 2017 - Participants at Mediterranean Forest Week (March 2017), including participants from the Mediterranean Model Forest Network & the International Model Forest Network, added their names to the Agadir Commitment to Improve Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR), Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) and biodiversity conserva

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.

30 March, 2017 - The International Model Forest Network (IMFN) was notified last week of the impending dissolution of the Canadian Model Forest Network (CMFN).

The CMFN began in 1991, with the launch of Canada’s Model Forest Program. Upon conclusion of the Model Forest Program in 2007, members formed the CMFN as an independent not-for-profit national organisation.

Palencia Model Forest was formally inducted into the International Model Forest Network, as a candidate-member during the Mediterranean Model Forest Network annual regional meeting, this last 21 March, in Agadir, Morocco.

Scenery in Palencia

With over 4000Km2 and comprised of 92 municipalities, this landscape borders the Palentina Mountain Natural Park to the north and the Camino de Santiago, a world-renown pilgrimage route, to its south. The topography is one of transition between lowlands and mountains, where valleys and moors, along with pine forests, are common features.

Impact Notes 10: Landscapes in Action

Representatives of the African Model Forests Network (AMFN), including Chimère Diaw, Executive Director, Joachim Nguiebouri from Cameroon and Annet Akeza Muhoozi, from Rwanda, participated in the African Landscapes Dialogue conference (ALD), March 6 to 10 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Lac-Saint-Jean Model Forest

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Eastern Ontario Model Forest, Canada

From the syrup we pour on our pancakes to the enriching features of our landscapes,   forests and forest products continue to be ever present in our lives.  Highlighted below are a few initiatives from the Canadian Model Forest Network demonstrating how sustainable forest management practices are playing an important role in the success of forest owners enhancing the sale of their products and restoring the ecological integrity of Eastern Ontario forests.