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 […]
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 […]
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
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, 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 […]
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.
Dianne Saxe, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, visited Parry Sound and the French-Severn forest last Wednesday. In the morning, Westwind Forest Manager, Barry Davidson (far right) attended a breakfast hosted by the Georgian Bay Biospshere Reserve in honor of the visit from Dianne Saxe (far left). Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller (second from right) along with Parry […]