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New video highlights the value of our forests


March 10, 2015
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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A new video showcasing the deep connection between humans and our forests is now available. The video, entitled “Connecting to our Forests,” made its debut at Forests Ontario’s annual conference on February 20 to a crowd of nearly 300…

A new video showcasing the deep connection between humans and our forests is now available. The video, entitled “Connecting to our Forests,” made its debut at Forests Ontario’s annual conference on February 20 to a crowd of nearly 300 stakeholders.

The video showcases students of Forests Ontario’s Forestry Connects program making meaningful connections with the forest, learning about the many forest products used in our daily lives and the careers available in the forestry sector. It also provides insight into the opinions of those in the forestry sector, particularly those working in Algonquin Provincial Park.

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The video highlights the inherent value of the sector, and the jobs and livelihood it supports, at a time when many outside forces are challenging the legitimacy of logging operations in the park.

Educating people on the necessity of the forestry sector is top of mind for Forests Ontario. The association states that, to a large degree, there remains a disconnect between the public’s perception of forestry and the role it plays in everyday lives, a situation that is unfortunately compounded by misinformed rhetoric and political campaigns aimed at eliminating sustainable forestry from parts of the province.

With the support of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Algonquin Forestry Authority and McRae Lumber, Forests Ontario and Ontario Wood have produced “Connecting to our Forests.” The video is now available on-line here.

Forests Ontario was created in 2014 as a result of the merging of not-for-profit organizations Trees Ontario and the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA).