The 27th Annual Trenton Woodlot Conference is a leading edge forestry event in Ontario. The Hastings Stewardship Council again hosts this popular conference on Friday November 25 at the Batawa Community Centre, north of Trenton.
The featured speaker is the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dr. Dianne Saxe. A top-notch forestry event merits a top-notch speaker. Sign up now (at hastingsstewardship.ca) for this premier presentation.
The Trenton Woodlot Conference: Adapting to a Changing Climate serves up expert guidance on woodlot/forest management and landowner programs. The afternoon field trips feature interactive learning out in the woods. There will be an opportunity to talk to forestry professionals and hobnob with like-minded people.
Dr. Dianne Saxe, the keynote speaker, will address breaking news: her new Greenhouse Gas Progress Report. She will discuss the status of climate change in Ontario, the province’s current greenhouse gas emissions, the government’s new cap-and-trade plan, and Ontario’s adaptation planning. Dr. Saxe is now a watchdog over Ontario’s environmental, energy and climate performance, and guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights.
Also speaking are two Registered Professional Foresters – Barb Boysen on Shooting a Moving Target: Conservation and Restoring the Forest, and Steve D’Eon on Managing your Forest in a Changing Climate. After lunch, participants choose from indoor or outdoor activities. Indoor afternoon events include Prairies and Savannahs of the Lower Trent, the Diversity of Woodland Plants, and Plant Propagation. Outdoor afternoon events (near the Community Centre) include Tree Identification, the Trent Watershed, and Succession from Field to Forest.
Outdoor Arboriculture demonstrations will present some of the latest techniques in tree care and milling, as well as tool demonstrations. Plenty of local exhibitors, including woodworkers, will display their wares, books and services.
The Trenton Woodlot Conference is on Friday, November 25. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for viewing of exhibits and artisan products. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and finishes at 4:00 p.m. The location is the Batawa Community Centre at 81 Plant St., Batawa (north of Trenton). Admission is $35, including lunch.
Preregistration by Nov. 16 is encouraged, to ensure a hot lunch. Tickets may be purchased online at hastingsstewardship.ca. For more information, contact Matt at 613-391-9034 or