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Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Kemptville Campus joins as newest FSC-certified forest

eomf – Pictured, Jim Hendry with the Eastern Ontario Model Forest, On The Bend Sugar Shack owner Frank Heerkens, Mayor Nancy Peckford, Councillor Doreen O’Sullivan and Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman. (© Jennifer Westendorp, staff)© Jennifer Westendorp, staff

FSC Canada is proud to welcome The Kemptville Campus as the newest FSC-certified forest through the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF).

The Kemptville Campus Forest is comprised of several forest stands, including mixed hardwood, conifer and maple plantations and mixed hardwood-conifer. The Forest has been actively managed by the University of Guelph University and Kemptville Agricultural College since 1917, offering forest management educational opportunities for students of all ages, including college students, private woodlot owners, and forestry professionals.

“We are very pleased to work with the EOMF, a local organization right here on the Kemptville Campus, in achieving forest certification. This aligns well with our goals of environmental sustainability and education”, said Nancy Peckford, North Grenville, Mayor, “Forest Certification under the EOMF provides us with an assurance that we are actively part of the much larger process of ensuring our forest is managed sustainably.”

The Forest also features a state-of-art maple syrup production facility which includes 630 acres, of which 360 is forested and 18 is dedicated to the maple sugar bush with 950 maple taps.

“Managing our forests to a world class standard while producing FSC-certified wood and maple syrup is good for the environment and the local economy. The certification of the Kemptville Campus Forest will help to raise awareness of the importance of forests and sustainable management throughout North Grenville and beyond.” says Jim Hendry, Forest Certification Coordinator for the EOMF.

The Kemptville Campus’ FSC-certified products will include both timber and maple syrup from the forest.

Sources: EOMF Inside Ottawa Valley News

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