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 […]
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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 […]
Yesterday, Westwind hosted our annual operator meeting at the Magnetawan Community Centre. We discussed health and safety, forest management planning, the annual work schedule, water crossings, and operations. MNRF was there to discuss bills of lading. Operators also had a chance to look at maps for the upcoming year and the plan for the next 10 years. As […]
Yesterday, a Westwind staff attended the 2019 Indigenous Lands & Resource Management Conference at the Stockey Centre in Parry Sound. There were many great speakers highlighting projects and research happening in First Nations throughout the area. We learned about local endangered species and habitat restoration. One consistent theme of the day was creating educational opportunities to share this […]
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Westwind! Our office will be closed from December 24th to January 1st but we will be back on January 2nd. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to working with everyone again in 2018!
The French Severn Forest Local Citizens’ Committee invites you to attend information sessions on proposed DRAFT forest management activities in the French Severn Forest for 2019-2029. Attendees will be informed about proposed forestry-related work in the productive crown forest land of the French Severn Forest; an area spanning west of Algonquin Park to Georgian Bay […]
Check out this video of the Forests for Kids tree planting event which took place at the Pine Glen Public School last Tuesday. The Chair of our Board, Louise Montague, helped teach students about forests, forestry, and planting trees along with Forests Ontario and Algonquin Forest Authority.
Check out this article in Parry Sound Life magazine by our forester intern, Margaret Scott, about the history of logging in the Parry Sound area and how it has changed over time. A huge thanks to John Macfie, a local historian and retired employee of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, for telling us about the history of […]