LiDAR Products for Sustainable Forest Management
Ontario Trillium Foundation Funding Recognition Event
Our Ontario Trillium Foundation Funding Recognition event “LiDAR Products for Sustainable Forest Management” is scheduled for Friday, May 26, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at South Nation Conservation, 38 Victoria St, Finch.
Over the last several months, our work has included, but is not limited to the processing and validation of LiDAR data from South Nation Conservation Authority, engaging forestry students through mentorship programs, and convening with stakeholders to determine gaps, challenges and opportunities in sustainable forest management.
The project has enabled the EOMF to develop forest inventory data that can be used to better manage and monitor watersheds and forest cover, and directly help communities and landowners within the area encompassed by South Nation Conservation (SNC) Authority, a key partner and geographic area within the EOMF’s purview. The inventory will catalyze the sustainable forest sector growth and increase the use of wood fibre for economic benefit, while enhancing ecosystem processes and improving biodiversity.
Note that the agenda is subject to change
10:00 a.m. - Arrival
10:25 a.m. - Ben Gwilliam, Ontario Woodlot Association to provide presentation on LiDAR products
10:50 a.m. - Ben Colgan, South Nation Conservation Authority will present the project and briefly describe a variety of specific applications where SNC is using this data
11:00 a.m. - Lunch
11:45 a.m. - Sionaid Eggett, Ontario Woodlot Association and student volunteers will provide a demonstration of data collection
12:30 p.m. - Event concludes
Registration is free, and lunch and refreshments are provided.
Please RSVP by Friday May 12. To RSVP complete the registration details on this page. Send event inquiries to email@example.com.
Funding provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation