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Elgin and Middlesex Counties boast some of the finest agricultural land in Ontario.  Consequently, forest cover is less than 15% with much of it isolated in farm woodlots or along the watercourses of the Thames River, Catfish and Kettle Creeks and Ausable River watersheds. The Chapter stretches from the north shore of Lake Erie with its numerous ravines, through rolling glacial moraines and into the broad Thames River valley and then into the glacial moraines near Lake Huron. This area is in the Carolinian zone and the northern limit of tree species such as Tulip-tree, Sycamore, Black Walnut and Sassafras which is depicted in the Chapter logo.

Chapter History

Two woodlot associations, Elgin and Middlesex, both founded in 1995, amalgamated in 2002 to form the Elgin-Middlesex Woodlot Owners Association and joined the OWA in 2006. In 2023 the membership voted to change the name of the chapter to the Elgin-Middlesex Woodland Association. The new name is more inclusive and reflective of our members’ shared interest in the conservation and restoration of natural heritage woodlands and associated ecosystems such as meadow, pond and wetlands.

Upcoming Events

Annual General Meeting, March 16 2024. At Lambeth United Church Hall, 4268 Colonel Talbot Rd, London (Agenda)

Woodland and Wetland Tour at SpringRush Farm May 4 2024. Flyer

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Latest Event

The 2023 spring event at Orchard Hill Farm provided a woodlot tour and demonstration of horse drawn log harvest. Thanks to Ken Laing and family!

Chapter Board

President - Ken Laing

Vice President - vacant

Treasurer - Ron Drabick

OWA Representative - Rob Porter

Past-President - Stan Caveney

Directors - Greg Greer, Gary Austin, Ron Casier

Director-Elect - Jim Handyside

Ontario Woodlot Association

10 Campus Dr., Unit 4

Kemptville, Ontario

K0G 1J0

Phone: 613-713-1525
Email: info@ontariowoodlot.com

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