NOMA RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO ONTARIO'S FOREST SECTOR
For immediate release: March 3, 2011
THUNDER BAY – During the Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 2nd, the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA) was recognized for its outstanding contribution to Ontario’s forest sector.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness of sustainable forest management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. In celebration of the International Year of Forests, the OFIA recognized six individuals and five organizations who have demonstrated their dedication towards promoting the sustainable use of Ontario’s forest.
“NOMA is proud of our efforts on behalf of the forestry industry in Northwestern Ontario and we thank the OFIA for their recognition of our support,” said Ron Nelson, President.
NOMA will continue to focus on two key forestry issues:
- to ensure the protection of 26 million cubic metres of sustainable industrial fibre for forestry activities in Ontario; and,
- to obtain a regulation that recognizes that the primary objectives of the Endangered Species Act are met through the Crown Forest Sustainability Act and its required Forest Management Plans.
NOMA represents the interests of municipalities from Kenora and Rainy River in the west to the Hornepayne and Wawa in the east. It provides leadership in advocating regional interests to all orders of government and other organizations .