Lewes-Culloden: PFL #330746

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restore an acre small 2In an effort to improve the health of our forests and create a model for environmental stewardship, Macphail Woods is launching the Restore an Acre initiative. All donations will be used in the restoration of a 220-acre Public Forest on the Selkirk Road (Route #23) in Valley, part of the 2,000 acres we are managing for the provincial government.

 
 
 

Ecological Management Plan


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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

The property is located in Lewes on the eastern side of Route #23, the Selkirk Road, in Queens County. The property has never been ploughed and no plantations where established in any of the stands. Much of the balsam fir, which resulted from heavy cutting in the past, is now starting to die. Two stands on the western end of the property were tendered out for strip cutting by the provincial government in 2005 but were not planted. Both have substantial amounts of pin cherry and raspberry growing in the cuts.

Three stands were clear cut 20-25 years ago and are located in the eastern half of the property. These cut areas have mostly grown up in red maple, balsam fir and white birch. The red maple and some of the birch regeneration are multi stemmed trees which originated from stump sprouts. The remaining stands are mostly composed of deciduous trees, with varying amounts of balsam fir. The property has a good forest road that runs through the property. The forest road is starting to show signs of regrowth and will need to be maintained.

Click here to read our full Ecological Forestry Management plan…

Upcoming Events

Jul
3
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm
This camp builds on the camper’s ability to encounter and describe the natural world. They will use journals, collecting equipment, and take part in many fun activities that will expand their understanding of how to
Jul
10
Mon
9:00 am Young Ecologists Week 1
Young Ecologists Week 1
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm
This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of
Jul
15
Sat
2:00 pm Forest Restoration Workshop
Forest Restoration Workshop
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Forest Restoration Workshop @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
The Forest Restoration workshop offers alternatives to clear-cuts and plantations, and other ideas on how to improve the health of Island forests. It starts with a presentation in the Nature Centre and then participants will