The OVMA has adopted the “Industry Standards for Good Practices in Vegetation Management” created by the Industrial Vegetation Management Association of Alberta, as the standard in good practice. It is available to OVMA members for a reduced fee. See www.ivmaa.com for more information.

The OVMA is working closely with the IPM Council of Canada and the MOE to produce the first Guide to Integrated Pest Management for Industrial Vegetation Management. It is required study material for the Public Works IPM certification, and will be available exclusively from the OVMA by the spring of 2015. The board of the OVMA has also committed to provide training which will qualify for CEC’s under the Ontario IPM certification program.

The OVMA web site www.ovma.ca is continually updated with industry relevant information, including education opportunities, legislative updates, and links to other relevant web sites. The Members Only section will include copies of presentations made at educational seminars sponsored by OVMA.