Nov
24
8:00 AM08:00

Trenton Woodlot Conference

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The Trenton Woodlot Conference: 28th Annual

Hosted by Hastings Stewardship Council and partners

November 24, 2017

Batawa Community Centre, Batawa, ON

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Valuing The Woodlot

Keynote  

Seeing the Forest for the Trees:

The Role of Woodlots in Canadian Environmental Strategies

Dr. Warren Mabee, Director of Queen’s U. Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy / Canada Research Chair

Woodlots can be a great source of firewood and an asset for any landowner.  How do woodlots contribute to meeting some of the bigger environmental challenges that we as Canadians are facing?  Dr. Mabee will explore the role of woodlots in carbon sequestration, maintaining biodiversity, managing surface and groundwater, and meeting recreational needs

Accelerating Old-Growth Features in your Tolerant Hardwood Stand

Steve D’Eon, RPF and Ken Elliot, RPF   

Lunch

Demonstration of Portable Saw Mill and many exhibitors

Afternoon

Field Trip

The Working Family Woodlot - Gareth Metcalfe property

Join us as we walk through a 72 acre working family woodlot joined by the owner Gareth Metcalfe and forestry professionals David Smallwood and Jim Pedersen who will walk us through recreational trail building, woodlot management, managing your woodlot for maple syrup and firewood, and tree identification on this hilly diverse woodlot....11 minutes away from the Batawa Community Centre.

 

Afternoon Indoors

  1. MNRF Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program outlined. Robert Spence, RPF OMNRF

  2. Shelterbelts and Windbreaks: Benefits. Peter Roberts, OMAFRA

  3. Woodlot Management: Selling Timber from Your Woodlot & Tree Marking to Selecting a Logger. Dan Baker, RPF Steamridge (Bauman Sawmill)

Forest Health Update on Insects and Diseases in this Area. Vanessa Chambone, RPF OMNRF

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Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Friends of Salmon River AGM -Turtle Headstart at local wetland area

 

Donnell Gasbarrini, Turtle Programs Manager at the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre will present on this summer’s project. Her team initiated Project Headstart to incubate, hatch and raise young turtles in a local wetland area before releasing them into the wild. Come and learn about how this long-term project could contribute to a better survival rate for our turtles. Mark your calendar for this exciting peek into a new initiative.

The AGM is on Wed Nov 01 at 6:30 pm at St Patrick School in Erinsville on Hwy 41.

All are welcome, free of charge. It will be Membership renewal time. Anyone interested in joining the FSR Board, please contact Susan at 613-379-5958 or susan@moorepartners.ca

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Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

LENNOX & ADDINGTON STEWARDSHIP-The Coyote in Greater Napanee

Tyler Wheeldon, from Trent University, on the findings of a 3-year study conducted on coyotes in Prince Edward County (2010-2013). A wealth of information on coyotes. Plus Mark Ritchie, sheep farmer, with his results on predator proof fencing.

South Fredericksburgh Hall at 2478 County Road 8, south of Napanee at 7pm. All welcome, free of charge. Donations welcome. For information, Susan Moore at 613-379-5958 or lastewardship@gmail.com.

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Ontario Woodlot Association- Autumn Forest Walk

ONTARIO WOODLOT ASSOCIATION

 1.  October 14th, Quinte Chapter is holding the Autumn Forest Walk in the Trent Valley on George Ryken's property in the Castleton area.  It promises to be a very interesting day; learn about George's work with the Chestnut recovery program as well as his trout pond. All welcome. For info: Marianne, 613-967-1833 or quintewoodlotassociation@gmail.com

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Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

QFN Annual Fund Raising Event (April 24) - Tickets Now on Sale!!!

Join us for a delicious meal followed by an entertaining and informative talk by Robert Alvo, 

conservation biologist and author of, Being a Bird in North America!  He will share highlights 

from his book which brings its subjects to life on the page with a blend of humour and science. 

A book signing will follow. 

 

Tickets - $28 per person (payable by cash or check)

You may also call Doug Newfield, 613-477-3066 to arrange for tickets.

Benefits of supporting the Quinte Field Naturalists: 

c· Monthly Meetings and Speaker Series 

· Educational and Entertaining speakers on Natural History and Environmental Topics 

· Learn about what you can do to help Nature. 

· Field Trips near and far with knowledgeable leaders 

· Environmental Initiatives 

· Supporting projects at the Frink Centre 

· Sponsor Environmental Documentaries 

· Financial support for local Nature Reserve acquisition 

· Fundraising for bird monitoring at Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory 

· Environmental Advocacy – Your membership will increase the power of our voice in

letters sent to government regarding important environmental issues and causes.

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Mar
14
10:30 AM10:30

Secrets of the Soils- A Healthy Soils Workshop

Learn how good soil health can: increase yields, reduce
fertilizer needs, prevents erosion, and saves money.                                

Thurlow Community Centre  516 Harmony Rd, Corbyville   

Please RSVP by March 8, as we need numbers for lunch.
Sarah Midlane-Jones
Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan
613-394-3915 ext 214
smidlanejones@bqrap.ca
Matt Caruana
Hastings Stewardship Council
info@hastingsstewardship.ca
(613) 391-9034

 

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Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Hastings Stewardship Council Presents -The Birds!

Winter Speaker Series- The Birds!    

 Terry Sprague, local naturalist-The Fall and Rise of the Bald Eagle: a success story in Prince Edward County.  What contributed to the eagle's disappearance, where they nested historically, and how the bald eagle is being encouraged to return as a nesting species to this area

Jody Allair, Bird Studies Canada- Conserving Canada’s Birds.  Threats to their conservation and how to make a difference for birds. Jody is Biologist and Science Educator for BSC, plus researcher and fieldworker

Peter Fuller, president Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory- The local story of the Observatory.  Migration time activities in the South Shore Important Bird and Biodiversity Area. Learn how to participate in research/monitoring as citizen scientists.

**New Location for this Winter Speaker Event**Gerry Masterson Community Hall (Thurlow Hall)516 Harmony Rd. in Belleville,Cost is $5.00 (or a donation); kids are free.

Information: Matt Caruana at 613-391-9034 or info@hastingsstewardship.ca

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Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Volunteer as a Citizen Scientist

Learn how you can be a citizen scientist for the Bay of Quinte
by volunteering as a Marsh Monitor.

As a Marsh Monitor you will help us learn about the health of our
wetlands by observing for birds and frogs.
Quinte area naturalist, Terry Sprague will explain, FrogWatch Ontario, which is
great for the kids due to its simplicity and the more extensive
Marsh Monitoring Program that includes both birds and frogs.
You can monitor for one program or do both.

Location: Quinte Conservation, 2061 Highway #2

For more information contact Terry Sprague at
T: 613-848-4549 E: tsprague@xplornet.com
W: www.naturestuff.net or www.bqrap.ca

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Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Quinte Field Naturalist - Algonquin’s Natural Beauty

Feb. 27      Algonquin’s Natural Beauty              

Amateur naturalists and outdoor photographers Tony and Kathy deGroot, will present an audio and visual tour of Ontario Park’s crown jewel. Quinte Field Naturalist meeting, 7:00 pm, Sills Auditorium, Bridge Street United Church, Belleville.  All welcome, by donation.

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Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Wildlife and Climate Change

On February 23, discover how our wild animals are learning to move with the climate. 

 Weather patterns are becoming more extreme and unpredictable, and all plants and animals are being challenged to adapt to these new conditions. Hear the latest reports from two wildlife specialists. Melissa Laplante and Lisa Solomon, Management Biologists with the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry, will talk about changing population dynamics under a warming climate with a focus on deer and wild turkeys.

 Thursday, February 23 from 7 to 9 pm at the Huntington Veterans Community Hall, 11379 Highway 62, in Ivanhoe.

 For more information, contact Matt Caruana at 613-391-9034 or info@hastingsstewardship.ca.  Or visit hastingsstewardship.ca

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Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Should Your Trees be Worried? - Forests in the 21st Century

 On February 22, the Limestone Chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association (OWA) presents Should Your Trees be Worried? - Forests in the 21st Century.This workshop will kick off a series on how to get the most out of forests and woodlots. We depend on forests for commercial, recreational and environmental benefits. This series will explore how our traditional expectations of forests may be disrupted in this century by climate change.  

 All are welcome to bring ideas and join the discussion - on Wednesday, February 22 at 7pm at the United Church hall, 2170 Unity Road in Elginburg, north of Kingston.

 For more information, contact David Sexsmith at 613-373-9334 or owalimestone@gmail.com

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Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Wildcats

An Evening with Wildcats, presentation and social featuring Sue Morse, Saturday February 18, 7:00pm. $45/person. Perth Civitan Club, Perth, Ontario.
Sue will present a magnificently illustrated introduction to cougar biology and ecology in a broad diversity of habitats. Her presentation will also focus on Canada lynx and bobcats. Besides Sue’s presentation, the evening will feature an auction, finger foods and cash-bar. Join us for an An Evening with Wildcats — meet this amazing naturalist, learn about wild cats and mingle with fellow conservationists and trackers.

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Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Small Scale-Backyard Maple Syrup

The Hastings Stewardship Council presents the third event in the
2017 Winter Speaker Series
Thursday, February 9 from 7 to 9 pm
Huntington Veterans Community Hall
11379 Highway 62, in Ivanhoe
$5.00 per person (or a donation) will help cover costs
Children are free
Local producer, Gareth Metcalfe, has been tapping trees and making syrup for
family and friends for more years than he is willing to admit. Whether you have 5
trees or 50, this talk will provide you with all the tips you need to get started. All
ages will enjoy this event.
Topics will include tree identification, when to tap, how to tap, sap collection and
storage, boiling, and finishing. Gareth also has entertaining stories to tell.
For more information, contact Matt Caruana at 613-391-9034 or
info@hastingsstewardship.ca. Or visit hastingsstewardship.ca

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Nov
25
8:00 AM08:00

27th Annual Trenton Woodlot Conference

FOR TICKETS CLICK HERE

ADAPTING TO A CHANGING CLIMATE

27TH TRENTON WOODLOT CONFERENCE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 8 A.M. - 4 P.M. AT BATAWA COMMUNITY CENTRE, 81 PLANT STREET BATAWA.

ADMISSION $35 INCLUDES HOT LUNCH    

PLEASE BOOK EARLY EITHER BY BOOKING ONLINE OR CALLING (613) 391-9034 

 

In fall 2016, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dr. Dianne Saxe, will release her first Greenhouse Gas Progress Report as Commissioner. Come to the Ontario Woodlot Conference and hear her talk about Ontario government progress reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and adapting the province to a new climate. Dr. Diane Saxe, the keynote speakers at the conference,  is a highly respected environmental lawyer. She is now a watchdog over Ontario's environmental, energy and climate performance, and guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR).

 The other morning speakers are Register Professional Foresters Barb Boysen on "Shooting at a moving target "and Steve D'eon on "Managing your forest in a changing climate".   The Interesting displays include an arborist up a tree, a portable saw mill,  small tractors, and inside displays.

Indoor and outdoor afternoon events include prairies and savannahs of the Lower Trent, tree identification, tree propagation, the Trent Watershed,  native plants in the woods,   and succession from field to forest.

 

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Oct
29
9:00 AM09:00

Managing your woodlot day two

This is day two of the Managing your woodlot course at the Dungannon Recreation Centre, L'Amable.

The Local Wood Initiative, with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, is hosting a two-day course in the classroom and out in the woods, led by professional foresters. The outdoor session allows you to try out the techniques and decision-making processes covered in class. The Course Dates are Saturday, October 22 from 9 am to 3 pm and Saturday, October 29 from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Dungannon Recreation Centre, 26596 Hwy 62 South in L'Amable, Ontario. Registration is required.

Woodlot owners can enhance and protect the health of their woods. Trees play a vital role in sequestering carbon; they provide wood for lumber and fuel, purify the air and provide habitat for a huge variety of insects, birds and animals. Woodlots and forestry provide jobs and are an important part of Ontario's economy. "The important environmental functions of woodlots can be maintained, and in many cases, improved with active management that may result in financial return," says course leader David Smallwood.

The first morning session of the course covers the history of forestry in Eastern Ontario. The second morning session covers the types of forest stands (from upland hardwoods to treed woods, to coniferous plantations), and how to create a forest management plan.

The two afternoon sessions provide outdoor lessons in applying sustainable techniques in the woodlot. With a forest management plan, a landowner can set goals that may include collecting fuel wood, promoting wildlife, managing for recreation or harvesting lumber. If you want to harvest wood for lumber or firewood, there are many factors to consider, such as getting bids from several reputable contractors and having a contract in place.

The Bancroft and Area Forest Industry Association (BAFIA) is a good resource, with their code of sustainable forestry practice. The Managing Your Woodlot course will be taught by David Smallwood, assisted by Fred Werner and Peter Hynard. They are all Registered Professional Foresters. To register, please contact Matt Caruana (613) 391-9034 info@hastingsstewardship.ca or Louise Livingstone (613) 395-4388, info@harvesthastings.ca. The cost is $50 per person or $75 per couple. 

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Oct
22
9:00 AM09:00

Managing your woodlot course, Day One

Do you want to know more about your woodlot and sustainable forestry? Come and learn from the experts at the Managing Your Woodlot course. The Local Wood Initiative, with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, is hosting a two-day course in the classroom and out in the woods, led by professional foresters. The outdoor session allows you to try out the techniques and decision-making processes covered in class. The Course Dates are Saturday, October 22 from 9 am to 3 pm and Saturday, October 29 from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Dungannon Recreation Centre, 26596 Hwy 62 South in L'Amable, Ontario. Registration is required.

Woodlot owners can enhance and protect the health of their woods. Trees play a vital role in sequestering carbon; they provide wood for lumber and fuel, purify the air and provide habitat for a huge variety of insects, birds and animals. Woodlots and forestry provide jobs and are an important part of Ontario's economy. "The important environmental functions of woodlots can be maintained, and in many cases, improved with active management that may result in financial return," says course leader David Smallwood.

The first morning session of the course covers the history of forestry in Eastern Ontario. The second morning session covers the types of forest stands (from upland hardwoods to treed woods, to coniferous plantations), and how to create a forest management plan.

The two afternoon sessions provide outdoor lessons in applying sustainable techniques in the woodlot. With a forest management plan, a landowner can set goals that may include collecting fuel wood, promoting wildlife, managing for recreation or harvesting lumber. If you want to harvest wood for lumber or firewood, there are many factors to consider, such as getting bids from several reputable contractors and having a contract in place.

The Bancroft and Area Forest Industry Association (BAFIA) is a good resource, with their code of sustainable forestry practice. The Managing Your Woodlot course will be taught by David Smallwood, assisted by Fred Werner and Peter Hynard. They are all Registered Professional Foresters. To register, please contact Matt Caruana (613) 391-9034 info@hastingsstewardship.ca or Louise Livingstone (613) 395-4388, info@harvesthastings.ca. The cost is $50 per person or $75 per couple. 

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Sep
20
8:30 AM08:30

Alvar and Grassland Stewardship Workshop

Roblin Wesleyan Church, 3100 County Rd. 41, Roblin

Speakers in the morning and a field trip in the afternoon.

Learn about the importance of unique habitats, plants and animals that live there.

Tools and programs that are available to support alvar and grassland stewardship on your property.

To register, contact Andrea at 613 531 5703 or email andrea.klymko@ontario.ca

Brought to you by the Ontario Plains Initiative.

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Jun
18
9:00 PM21:00

Eye in the sky

Exploring your Property: On the Ground & In the Air

On Saturday, June 18 in Madoc, the Ontario Woodlot Association, Quinte Chapter will host an active learning day on the Ground and in the Air. Two practical demonstrations will help landowners learn new ways to examine their property.

Nick January, Geographic Information System (GIS) coordinator for the County of Hastings will demonstrate what you can learn about your property using the Hastings County Community Online Maps System. Chris Droog will demonstrate his “flying camera” drone in action so the audience can admire his aerial videography.

In the GIS morning session in Madoc, you can be a cartographer. Nick January will walk everyone through the Community Online Maps system, highlighting the easy-to-use, interactive interface with full screen maps and floating menus. He will show users how to access the most recent colour aerial photography (collected in 2013, partnered with Conservation Ontario and the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry). Bring your GIS questions and Nick will fill you in with the latest information. A computer is not require

In the afternoon, you can be 500 feet tall. Participants will visit Chris Droog’s property in Stirling and learn how to use a small drone to explore and inventory their own land for a new perspective. Chris is a computer technician with ample experience in drone technology. He will take his quadcopter drone for a “spin” over his farm, and then show the audience his videography on a DVD. See the miniature horse and donkey farm from 500 feet in the air.

Chris will explain all the ins and outs of drone use. He will cover applications, Federal Aviation Administration rules, cost, and available platforms for flight modes. 

Participants will meet on Saturday, June 18 at 9 am. at the Arts Centre Hastings, at 230 Durham Street South in Madoc. After lunch, people will drive to the farm in Stirling. There will be a brief annual general meeting to acquaint everyone with chapter activities, and the day will wind up at 3 pm. The cost of the day is $15/person, including lunch. To book your spot and reserve a lunch, please contact Louise Livingstone at (613) 395-4388or info@harvesthastings.ca
For more information about the Quinte Chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association, call Kevin Durkin (613) 396-6381 at noon or in the evening. Or visit ontariowoodlot.com/quinte-chapter.

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Jun
9
to Jun 12

Know your plants

When you stroll around your property, can you name the flowers and trees? If you need help identifying the plants, come to the workshop, Know Your Plantson June 9 and 12, just north of Belleville. The Hastings Stewardship Council and the Local Wood Initiative are hosting these sessions to teach people how to identify plants on their own land. Many thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their funding support.

Peter Fuller and David Smallwood, local specialists in plant identification, will lead the June 9 indoor session and the June 12 outdoor field trip, both at the Frink Centre near Belleville.

On June 9, 6 - 9 p.m. Peter Fuller, owner of Fuller Native and Rare Plants (located east of Belleville), will illustrate lots of native perennial flowers and other plants with PowerPoint photos and with real specimens from his nursery. He will also enlighten participants about understory plantings (plants that will grow under the canopy of taller trees) and invasive plants. The slide show will demonstrate habitat areas: from sun to shade, and from wet to dry areas.

On the June 12, 10 a.m - 1 p.m., field trip, Peter and David will lead a leisurely tour through the beautiful trails of the Frink Centre. Learn the names and features of many different plants and trees, including best habitat and growing conditions. Keys to identification will be emphasized.

David Smallwood is a Forest Technician who has been involved in resource management in both the private and public sectors for many years. He will help people identify trees and shrubs found in their own woodlots. He will present a brief history of local forests, the main identification (leaf on and off) points of native species common to the area. The importance of species from wildlife, environmental and utilisation (including First Nations use) perspectives will be highlighted as well. 

The cost for the two events is $20/person. For more information and to reserve your spot, contact Matt Caruana at 613-391-9034, info@hastingsstewardship.ca or Louise Livingstone (613) 395-4388 info@harvesthastings.ca

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Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

Understanding our wetlands

 

On March 31 in Kingston, get ready to “wade in.” The Frontenac Stewardship Foundation presents Get your Feet Wet: Understanding our Wetlands. Wetlands protect our water and supply habitat for diverse animals, birds and plants.

Dan Mansell and Angus Norman - wetland specialists - will present a powerpoint show on the mucky story of wetlands, as part of the 2015-16 Seminar Series for the Frontenac Stewardship Foundation. Dan and Angus are biologists, with many years of experience at MNR. Together, they teach the Water Management and Wetland Restoration Course in Eastern Ontario.

Join us on Thursday, March 31 at 7 pm at the Invista Community Centre at 1350 Gardiners Road in Kingston. All are welcome at no cost, but donations are gratefully accepted; any donations of $10 and over will receive a tax receipt.

For more information, contact Bret Colman at bcolman@live.com or 613-483-4033

 

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Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Discovering our Watershed 2016 Outdoor Series Moon Walk

Under a full moon, we will walk (approximately 2 km.) and learn about nocturnal life within the prairies and savannah restoration site located along the North View Trail. Bring a light source and appropriate footwear, possibly snow shoes, if there is snow. Meet at the Goodrich Loomis Area parking lot. For more information, contact Ewa Bednarczuk, Ecology and Stewardship Specialist, at (613) 394-3915 ext.252 or ewa.bednarczuk@ltc.on.ca

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Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Woodland foraging for edible plants

Free lunch in the woods, really? Check out the edible wild plants around you. For expert help, come to Woodland Foraging for Edible Plants on March 22 in Kingston with lifelong forager, Barbara Roch. Hosted by the Ontario Woodlot Association, Limestone Chapter, it includes their annual general meeting.

Barbara Roch has been dining in the woods all her life, so she knows the whole story on edible wild plants. Barbara will present a powerpoint show on edible plants and mushrooms, including locations, safety and sustainability. She supplies area chefs, retailers and individuals with native plants and mushrooms, and enjoys creating new recipes. Edible plants are free, hardy, nutritious, and fun to find.

Cataraqui Conservation Outdoor Centre at 1641 Perth Road. Doors open at 6:30 and the show begins at 7 pm. For more information, contact owalimestone@gmail.com or 613-373-9334. Also visit www.ontariowoodlot.com

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Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Our forests: Benefits and threats

Our Forests: More Precious Than Ever

Forests in rural landscapes, traditionally valued for wood and maple syrup production, are now recognized for the diverse ecological goods and services they provide. They clean our air and water, they store carbon dioxide, and much more.

On February 11 in Ivanhoe, Danijela Puric-Mladenovic, Landscapes Analyst with the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry, presents Our Forests: Benefits and Threats.

Forests provide diverse economic, social and environmental benefits to rural and urban communities across southern Ontario. While our appreciation of forest diversity and benefits has been evolving, our forests are more vulnerable and threatened than ever before in human history. Risks to our forests also have a negative impact on the livelihood of communities. Traditional ways of forest and landscape management need to change and we need to build forest and landscape resilience. Come and discuss some innovative ideas with the community.

Danijela specializes in Landscape Architecture & Urban Forestry.  She is developing innovative tools for forest conservation, land-use planning, and restoration of Ontario’s landscapes.

This triple-header also features Ernie Demuth, a member of the Ontario Professional Foresters Association and the Senior Compliance Technician for the Bancroft Minden Forest Company. He will introduce the silvicultural methods used in forestry and the challenges in dealing with Beech Bark Disease. The impacts of this disease on the hardwoods of Hastings and Haliburton Counties will be significant.

Tim Gray, Forest Management Specialist with Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Trees Program, will give an overview of subsidised tree planting programs that provide substantial savings to landowners and deliver a high level of technical and operational assistance. Landowners will discover how they may reduce taxes on forested properties.

Come and learn all about our forests on Thursday, February 11 from 7 to 9 pm at the Huntington Veterans Community Hall, 11379 Highway 62, in Ivanhoe. An entrance fee of $5.00 per person (or a donation) will help cover costs. Children are free.

The Hastings Stewardship Council promotes a healthy and sustainable environment that contributes to the viability of agricultural and natural resources in Hastings County. For more information, contact Matt Caruana at 613-391-9034 or info@hastingsstewardship.ca

 

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Oct
21
to Oct 31

Managing your woodlot workshop

MANAGING YOUR WOODLOT

Wednesday, October 21 and 28, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Huntingdon Veterans Community Hall, 11379 Highway 67, Ivanhoe; Saturday, October 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Field visit

This intensive two-evening workshop plus a half-day field trip, will provide participants with much of the information they will need to sustainably manage their woodlot. Led by experienced foresters, David Smallwood and Steve Pitt.  Field trip location is  to be determined. Find out more.

FOR TICKETS CLICK HERE  OR  CALL MATT CARUANA (613) 391-9034, OR EMAIL INFO@HASTINGSSTEWARDSHIP.CA

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Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

QFN Annual Dinner with Terry Sprague

Reflections on a Career in “Nature Stuff”

Quinte Field Naturalists host their annual dinner with speaker Terry Sprague.

Terry Sprague, "Pied Piper of Nature" from Kingston to Cobourg, has enjoyed almost 40 years as a naturalist.  Over his long career he has introduced scores of people to the joys and mysteries of the natural world through weekly newspaper articles, presentations, tours and hikes. 

In 2011, Watershed Magazine selected Terry as one of only ten “Home Town Heroes,” for his passion and dedication to “Nature Stuff”.  Now entertaining thoughts of retirement, Terry will look back on his career and share some of the stories and misadventures he has collected during his years on the trail. 

Location St. Mark’s United Church, 237 Cannifton Road North, Belleville. 

Buffet Dinner (including vegetarian options) 

Tickets $25 per person.  Call Doug Newfield  (613)477-3066

 

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Apr
25
to May 15

Community Trees 2015

Each year Hastings Stewardship Council partners with the municipalities of Centre Hastings, Marmora and Lake, Stirling-Rawdon, Tweed and Tyendinaga and the City of Belleville to give out small quantities of free trees to residents. Donations will be gratefully received to support Hastings Stewardship Council's programs.

Saturday April 25, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Tyendinaga Municipal Office, Melrose.

Sunday, April 26, 10 a.m. - 2p.m. Tweed Arena with the Tweed Spring Sale and Active Living Expo.

Saturday, May 2, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. City of Belleville Market Square.

Saturday, May 2, 8.30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Arts Centre, Madoc.

Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. Marmora Memorial Park on Highway 7.

Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. Stirling Grand Trunk Railway Station with the opening of Stirling Farmers' Market.

For more information contact Hastings Stewardship Council at (613) 391- 9034

For information about planting trees click here.

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Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Pam Sangster-Local Geology

Pam Sangster - Local Geology

Thursday, April 2 - 7 p.m.

Regional resident geologist for southern Ontario with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Pam will help us learn more about the geology of this area and why it has some very unique geological  features.

All our speaker events will be at the Huntingdon Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 11379 Highway 62, in Ivanhoe, just north of the Ivanhoe cheese factory. An entrance fee of $5.00 or donation  will help cover costs. Refreshments will be provided.

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Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Saving Our Living Dinosaurs

     

Turtles are among the oldest living creatures on Earth but today 7 of Ontario’s 8 turtle species are at risk.  Find out how the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre works to heal and protect our living dinosaurs.   Quinte Field Naturalist meeting, 7pm, Sills Auditorium, Bridge Street United Church, Belleville.   

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