Your Pathway to Forest Certification
For over a decade the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) has been building a Forest Certification Program within the settled landscape of southern Ontario. We started long before certified products were abundant in our retail markets and when few people had any idea what a certified forest was all about.
Managing a successful and growing Forest Certification Program has taught us many lessons about the mechanics and applicability of certification as it applies to southern Ontario private forests and our forest industry. Not surprising EOMF sees sustainable forest management more than just about sustained timber yields. Certification is a soft market-based policy tool, which has become infused into our identity and has helped to reinforce our core values. Sustainable forest management is about good management practices, healthy and involved communities, and engaged indigenous people. Certification is a tool that uses a sound economic model to foster sustainable forest management.
This website enables you to find out more information about the “who, what, why and how” of certifying your private woodlot or community forest under the EOMF’s Forest Certification Program.