Our Stories

01 September 1999
In July 1999, Madame Jiang, President of the Chinese Academy of Forestry, had the opportunity to visit the Long Beach Model Forest (LBMF).  In addition to other Chinese colleagues, Madame Jiang was accompanied by Mrs. Maureen O`Neil, President of the International Development Research Centre (...
01 September 1999
The Mexican Ministry of Natural Resources   (SEMARNAP) is committed to facilitating the growth of model forests and the development of a Mexican Model Forest Network. The focus continues to be on strengthening community participation in decision-making processes, and on the management and...
01 September 1999
Over the past few years, the Manitoba Model Forest (MMF) and the Monarch Butterfly Model Forest (MBMF)  have been exploring opportunities to work together in the areas of ecotourism, sustainable communities and education.Their collaboration has progressed to an agreement-in-principle, reached...
01 September 1999
Mr. Richard Baerg has left the IMFNS and will be pursuing a new career as an expert consultant in forestry.  As many of you know, Richard made a significant contribution over the last five years to the development of model forests internationally.  We all wish Richard the best in his new...
01 September 1999
Since 1997 the IMFN has been supporting a three-year transition phase for model forest operations in Mexico and Russia. This transition period will  wrap-up on March 31, 2000. In both countries, transition strategies have been developed to secure the leadership and support needed to ensure...
01 September 1999
The Model Forest program in Russia continues to operate in two main areas and both are  arriving at important milestones.  The Gassinski Model Forest Association (GMFA)The project in the Russian far east is now in the final year of its three-year transition phase.  After March 2000,...
01 September 1999
Since its establishment, the GMFA has focussed its activities on creating models of ecological and economic sustainability for the MF territory. Now, under a major economic development initiative that the GMFA played a large part in securing, the Gassinski’s partners are in a position to put...
01 September 1999
Final edits are now being made to the “Model Forest Development Guide” based upon feedback from a  number of astute readers throughout the network, as well as from the FAO. The Guide was put together by the IMFNS  with the help of model forests. It addresses a number of key...
01 September 1999
The USA was an active contributor to the Mie Workshop, fielding two representatives and being active in both plenary and working group discussions and presentations. It is expected that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service will support a representative from the USA...
01 September 1999
En este número...La RIBM se reúneen Halifax en septiembre El futuro de la Red Principales aspectos del ProgramaMéxico Rusia China Japón Indonesia Estados Unidos de AméricaFondo fiduciario FAO/Japónpara bosques modelos en Asia El Bosque Modelo Gassinski de...
01 September 1999
Sommaire Septembre 1999 : bienvenue à Halifax Forger l'avenir du RIFM Regard sur les programmesMexique Russie Chine Japon Indonésie États-UnisFonds de fiducie FAO/Japon pour les FM d'Asie La FM Gassinski de Russie bénéfique à l'économie ré...
01 April 1997
The International Model Forest Network Secretariat produces three issues of the international network newsletter per year. This section presents abstracts of some key articles published in the Newsletter. The issue itself will be available from all model forest centres and at the IMFNS.Key articles...