Season's Greetings from the IMFN Secretariat!

With this final dispatch of IMFN updates, information and events for 2006, we at the IMFNS would like to thank our partners, collaborators, and supporters for the many efforts that have gone into making this a remarkable year of activity and growth in the IMFN, and to offer our very best wishes for a healthy, productive and happy New Year for you, your immediate family and, of course, your extended Model Forest family. 

We look forward to preparing the groundwork for the IMFN Global Forum in April 2008 and to working with each of you in 2007 to strengthen our programming, governance and networking. The network’s continued strong growth will continue to challenge us to link these many new threads into a stronger fabric for collaboration, knowledge exchange and innovation in support of sustainability. Among the activities we are particularly looking forward to is the establishment of a Global Networking Committee made up of representatives of all regions of the IMFN. This proposed new committee will provide a direct and ongoing opportunity for network members themselves to work together to develop strategic initiatives that serve the needs of Model Forests and take full advantage of this global network of landscape-level platforms. 

Very best wishes for 2007!