Our Stories

04 March 2009
More than 150 participants from 20 countries attended the first Ibero-American Model Forest Congress in Soria, Spain in November 2008. Attendees included model forest representatives from across Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain, the IMFN Secretariat,  national or state forest agencies...
04 March 2009
In January both the International and Canadian Model Forest Networks launched new websites. The IMFN website revamp included a substantial reorganization of information, the addition of an activities database, a contacts database and a members' section where model forests can post questions or...
04 March 2009
Cattet, M, G Stenhouse and T Bollinger. 2008. Exertional myopathy in a grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) captured by leghold snare. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44(4): 973-978.Groot, A and J-P Saucier. 2008. Volume increment efficiency of Picea mariana in northern Ontario, Canada. Forest Ecology and...
04 March 2009
Many model forests have a wealth of knowledge and information on hand. However, knowing which other sites might be interested in the information and the best form to share it can be difficult. In early February, representatives from five model forests, the IMFN Secretariat, the Ibero-American Model...
04 March 2009
Cameroon and Canada are two diametrically opposed countries. But beyond the climate differences and the thousands of kilometres separating them, the desire to build a forestry economy based on a collective management of resources has resulted in the Model Forests of both countries creating strong...
26 January 2009
More than 150 delegates from 31 countries attended the International Model Forest Network (IMFN) Global Forum in Hinton, Canada, from June 16-20. The event was co-hosted by the Foothills Research Institute, the Canadian Model Forest Network (CMFN) and the IMFN Secretariat. Additional support was...
12 January 2009
A knowledge management and sharing workshop (KM/S) was held during the IMFN Global Forum in June in Hinton, Canada. About 40 participants from across the IMFN participated in the discussion where they were asked two specific questions: What are the fundamental elements of an effective KM/S strategy...
12 January 2009
The next World Forestry Congress, to be held in October 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will focus on the theme "Forests in development - A vital balance." The event, organized by the FAO, presents a good opportunity for model forests to highlight their areas of impact at local, regional...
12 January 2009
Turkey hosted a regional Model Forest Development workshop on 22-25 October 2008. More than 50 participants were in attendance, including representatives from Urbión Model Forest and Murcia (Spain), Corsica (France), Istria (Croatia) and the IMFN Secretariat. The program included: a keynote...
12 January 2009
Christina Polzot has finished her term with the IMFN Secretariat in Ottawa. Christina was on contract to help organize and evaluate the 2008 IMFN Global Forum. She recently accepted a position with CARE Canada in their Latin American division. Best of luck Christina! In addition, Allister Hain,...
12 January 2009
Is Biomass Harvesting Sustainable? The twin specters of looming energy shortages emptying our wallets and global warming melting glaciers make finding a solution for our petroleum addiction urgent from both a financial and environmental perspective. However, there is a cost to producing and...
12 January 2009
Thanks to those who participated in the 2008 IMFN Global Forum survey. Responses overall were very positive. Results from the survey will help organizers in planning for the next Global Forum in Spain in 2011. If you are interested in viewing a copy of the survey results please contact Christa...
09 January 2009
Connections is a theme-based newsletter produced twice yearly by the IMFN Secretariat on behalf of the Network membership. PDF versions of the newsletter are provided below.
18 December 2008
Adam, MC and D Kneeshaw. 2008. Local level criteria and indicator frameworks: A tool used to asses aboriginal forest ecosystem values. Forest Ecology and Management 255: 2024-2037. Anderson, C, K Beazley and J Boxall. 2008. Lessons for PPGIS from the application of a decision-support tool...
10 December 2008
Vilhelmina Launches Europe's First Model Forest 2004-08-30On September 1, 2004, at 19:30, Mr. Håkan Wirte´n, Deputy Director General, Swedish National Board of Forestry, will officially launch Europe’s first model forest ― and the newest member of the International Model Forest...