June 14 through 17, 4 Miitigoog Directors attended the annual SFI Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. The purpose of this conference is to connect leaders within the Sustainable Forestry sectors and provide SFI certified organizations a learning opportunity. For more information, visit the SFI website.
On October 27th, about 50 Grade 9 students from Beaver Brae Secondary School were treated to a full day of new experiences, where they had the opportunity to participate in a field trip to an active logging operation. Led by Weyerhaueser, Outland, and Miisun, all aspects of forestry were witnessed, and students had the chance to take part by planting trees, taking measurements, and conducting surveys. Click the link below to see the full article on KenoraOnline.
Starting November 8, 2021, Miisun will be conducting slash pile burning throughout the Kenora and Whiskey Jack Forests. Thick smoke should be expected in areas that are being treated, and caution should be taken when passing through any areas planned burn areas. For more information, please contact Derian Caron at 807-466-3577 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Take a look at the maps below to see what areas are being treated this year.
When Summer finally starts to show, it often signifies growth and regeneration, and in forestry, it’s no exception. At the beginning of May every year, Miisun runs an annual tree plant. On the Kenora and Whiskey Jack Forests, over 1.2 million trees were planted during the 2021 planting season. The tree planting is being done by Brinkman Reforestation.
Tree planting is usually conducted in areas that have been harvested which were mainly composed of coniferous trees (pines and spruces), but can be done in other situations as well. If you have any other questions regarding tree planting, feel free to contact Derian Caron at email@example.com.
In what is an annual tradition, Miisun made donations to those less fortunate. This year, the recipients were Compassionate Kenora and the Fellowship Center, both of which recieved $3,000.
Located at 109 Main St. S, Compassionate Kenora is a not-for-profit organization who provide all inclusive care services for those in need, including clinical services, warm meals, and therapeutic Sharing Circles.
The Fellowship Center are a First Nation owned Non-Profit Organization, with the mission to “Clothe the naked, to help the helpless, to feed the hungry, to love the unloved, and to guide the lost.”