How You Can Help

The Forest History Society of Ontario (FHSO) can use your help in a number of different ways including:

  • Joining Our Board of Directors
The FHSO has an active Board of Directors that meets regularly to set strategic direction and manage the organization.  If you have an interest in helping the organization determine where and how to focus its efforts, and have a few hours to give each month, then please send an email to expressing your interest.
  • Inputting Publication and Archive Information into our Databases
The FHSO has two online databases to capture information on: 1) publications and other media related to Ontario forest history; and 2) archival material related to Ontario forest history.  You can help the organization by inputting information to one or both of these databases, especially local information.
  • Interviewing People Involved in Forest History
The FHSO is interested in documenting forest history through oral interviews.  If you are aware of someone in your local area who has played a role in Ontario's forest history, please consider interviewing them and documenting the interview digitally or in writing.
  • Writing Articles for Forestory
The FHSO welcomes articles for its semi-annual publication Forestory.  Articles can include descriptions of history related to local, regional or provincial events, people, organizations or ecology, as examples.
  • Contacting Local Museums, Archives and Historical Societies

The FHSO is interested in knowing more about local museums, archives or historical societies, the forestry related materials they hold, and opportunities for assisting these organizations in building their forestry history related holdings.

In all cases, if you are interested in one or more of the above opportunities, please send an email to with your name, contact information and how you would like to help FHSO achieve its goals of discovering, preserving and informing about Ontario's forest history.


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