Ontario Environment Network
Forest Caucus Meeting
April 19 - 21, North Bay
Ontario’s forests are our future – and the forest’s future is the subject of vigorous debate as the Ministry of Natural Resource readies itself for the first major review of its forest management practices. Join the debate and share strategies and conversation about Ontario’s forest and its future.
Registration opens at 6 p.m.
8 p.m. Screening of NFB production “L'Erreur boréale - Forest Alert”
Roads, roads, roads
The driving force in forest fragmentation, a growing network for industrial roads play cookie cutter on the forested landscape: the Forest Caucus' opening workshop and strategy session will take a hard look at roads, their impacts and possible responses from the environmental perspective.
Morning and afternoon sessions will include a crash course on the Class Environmental Assessment of Timber Management on Crown Lands in Ontario - the rule maker for forestry operations on public lands - and a panel discussion with other sectors on where the Timber EA renewal exercise is headed, and whether we want to go there.
Most forestry operations happen on Crown Land in Ontario, but an increasingly smaller number of forestry companies have control over most of the land base through licensing arrangements. An opening discussion on tenure reform will identify key issues and challenges and set the stage for future work.
Campaign & Action Forum
Organizations active in forest issues around Ontario will share news and the strategies they are employing in campaigns for protected areas, improved forestry and forest policy reform.
$20.00 Registration until April 12th
$25.00 Registration after April 12th
Childcare and Billets available if requested by April 12th.
Registration fee includes a light supper Friday evening, snacks throughout the weekend, lunch and dinner Saturday, meeting materials and a follow-up mailing.
What to bring: musical instruments, displays, maps & photos of your local forest.
The Parlour, St. Andrew's United Church, 399 Cassells Street, at the corner of Cassells and McIntyre, use McIntyre Street entrance.
Saturday and Sunday
North Bay Anishinabek Friendship Centre, 980 Cassells Street.
Billets must be requested by April 12; please specify if you have any allergies.
Budget Motel / Hotels within walking distance ** Please make your own reservations **
Days Inn, 255 McIntyre Street West (705) 474-4770 or 1-866-474-4770.
Singles $70.40, Doubles $80.10, Quadruple $88.20
Voyager Inn, 123 Delaware Street (705) 472-1490 or 1-800-461-9531
(reservations only). Singles $49.99, Doubles $59.99, Quadruple $69.99
EMERGENCY NUMBERS DURING MEETING
If it's urgent: (705) 498-7907
To leave a message for meeting participants: (705) 497-0373
From all directions: From the North Bay Bypass (combined Highways 11 and 17), turn west onto Cassells Street (left if you are heading north/west; right if you are heading south / east).
For arrivals Friday evening, pass through 3 sets of lights, and at the 4th set, turn left onto Worthington Street, then right onto Fraser Street, right onto McIntyre Street, and park anywhere along that block (it's a one-way street). St. Andrew's Church is at the corner of McIntyre and Cassells Streets.
For arrivals Saturday, after turning onto Cassells Street, travel through 3 sets of lights to reach the Anishinabek Friendship Centre, on your right at the corner of Fifth Street. Park on one of the side streets or behind the Friendship Centre.
ABOUT TRANSPORTATION: if you need a ride, or can offer a ride, please let us know when you register, so we can help coordinate carpooling. If you are travelling by public transport, let us know when and where you will be arriving, and we'll arrange pick-up.
Please fill out the form below and mail with your cheque to OEN Caucus Coordinator Janet McNeill, 348 Sexton St., Port Perry, ON L9L 1E8. Alternatively, you can register by
email or phone, and pay upon arrival. Please note that payment will be expected from all registrants – if you must cancel, you must call!
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For more information, call Janet at 1-888-475-2444, or send an email message
to email@example.com ** Remember to request billets & childcare by April 12th **