Local company Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve to take over operations [October 19, 2020] – On October 19th, 2020, Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) announced the sale of its Huntsville Sawmill and Forestry Division to Huntsville Forest Products Inc. (HFPI). RYAM’s Huntsville sawmill was one of the company’s two south-central Ontario operations. They have served […]
As we see new growth and signs of spring, Westwind would like to thank all the frontline workers for their hardwork and dedication. So many people continue to risk their own health to provide care and services to others as well as offering hope during this pandemic. We hope you stay safe and thank you for everything you do.
One of our partners, Forests Ontario, has started the #NeighbourhoodForest project in hopes of encouraging children to learn more about trees and forests, their environment and the wildlife they support, all while using their creativity and keeping them busy while they’re home from school. The photo above provides more information on the project and how you […]
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Westwind! Our office will be closed during the holidays but we will be back on January 6th. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to working with everyone again in 2020!
The Westwind Board had a farewell party for our outgoing Chair Louise Montague last month in Sundridge. Many compliments were paid to Louise for her ability to get the Board to work as a team and cover all the wide ranging due diligence activities of a modern Board. Her role on the provincial forest tenure […]
Local students joined Westwind forester Margaret Scott to learn about tree identification, tree quality, and diseases. Once the students were comfortable with some of these concepts, they began to do a forest inventory “cruise”. By setting up sample plots, the students collected data on species, quality, density, and regeneration in the forest stand which can be […]
Scientists from The Canadian Forest Service met this week with project leads from Colorado State University and US Forest Service as well as local foresters including Westwind’s Forest Manager, Barry Davidson. As seen in the photo above, they visited a white pine site at the Petawawa Research Forest on Wednesday. The group is designing a […]
Westwind is seeking an independent community member to join its Board of Directors. For more information about the position or how to direct expressions of interest, please click this link: http://www.westwindforest.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/community-director-ad-2019.pdf
Last Thursday, Westwind hosted our regular tree markers at Camp Wenonah for a day discussing safety, FMP changes, and different aspects of tree marking in the French-Severn forest. Discussions inside and in the field included marking around values such as streams and ponds, marking in stands with hemlock or beech, and marking stand improvement. This also provided […]
Westwind’s Forest Manager, Barry Davidson, attended the Muskoka Watershed Council’s Stewardship Conference entitled Our Watershed: Connecting the Drops. This was a well attended event held at the Active Living Centre in Huntsville where both professionals and the public came to discuss concerns relative to the health of the watersheds in Muskoka. A diverse range of […]