Forest Owners' Co-op Pilots
The OWA has launched two forest owner cooperative pilot projects in the regions of Huronia and Kawartha Lakes.
What is the goal of these cooperatives?
Why do plantations need thinning?
Plantations in southern Ontario were established originally as a way to rehabilitate previously deforested land. In many cases, these plantations are not being managed (thinned) and this can result in complete collapse of the forest because it becomes too dense to support natural regeneration. Our new Community Forestry Co-operative pilots aim to provide an affordable means for landowners to take care of their forests, so they evolve into more biodiverse systems that all can enjoy.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613 713 1525 to inquire about joining the existing cooperative pilots. We hope to expand to other regions over time as capacity allows.