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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


PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

This property is located on Route #205, known as the Klondyke Road, in Kings County. The property is a long strip of land that runs north from the road. There is a beautiful stream about 2m wide half-way through the property with a reasonably healthy riparian zone. Another stream is present in the southeast property corner and a boggy area is located in the northwest corner of the property. As with most Prince Edward Island properties, some sections were farmed in the past and most areas have been heavily harvested at least once. The former agricultural land is in the southern and northern sections of the property. The healthiest and most valuable tree communities are found in the central area of the property and these areas should provide excellent seed sources for other parts of the property.

The property contains six plantations – one black spruce, one white spruce, one red spruce, one red pine and two white pine. The northern end of the property is an old field with a white spruce stand that is now beginning to break up. It is surrounded by clearcuts on the north, west and east, which increases the wind and is speeding up the blowdown of the spruce.

The forest road should provide excellent access but will need extensive work before the northern section can be accessed by any machines. There has been extensive erosion taking place for years on the steep approach from southern side of wooden bridge. The bridge itself is rotting and prevents vehicles from going any further.

Click here to read our full Ecological Forestry Management plan…

Species found on this property

Trees

  • white spruce
  • black spruce
  • red spruce
  • balsam fir
  • white pine
  • red pine
  • eastern hemlock
  • eastern larch
  • sugar maple
  • red maple
  • striped maple
  • large-tooth aspen
  • trembling aspen
  • white birch
  • grey birch
  • yellow birch
  • American beech
  • wild apple (spp.)
  • american elm
Wildflowers

  • starflower
  • raspberry
  • wild sarsaparilla
  • wild strawberry
  • goldenrod (spp.)
  • narrow-leaf goldenrod
  • canada goldenrod
  • asters (spp.)
  • whorled wood aster
  • tall white aster
  • Canada thistle
  • virginia creeper
  • purple violet
  • white violet
  • wild lily of the valley
  • pyrola (spp.)
  • indian pipe
  • common speedwell
  • hawkweed (spp.)
  • dandelion
  • bluebead lily
  • bunchberry
  • woodrush
  • avens (spp.)
Wildflowers cont..

  • veronica
  • painted trillium
  • fireweed
  • prince’s pine
  • common lady’s slipper
  • pink lady’s slipper
  • twinflower
  • wild cucumber
  • jewelweed (spp.)
  • false soloman’s seal
  • sheep laurel
  • goldthread
  • beechdrops
  • hairy sweet cicely
  • sedges (spp.)

Fungi, mosses & lichens

  • old man’s beard
  • running clubmoss
  • bristly clubmoss
  • ground pine
  • lung lichen
  • polypores
  • spaghnam moss (spp.)
Shrubs

  • European mountain ash
  • highbush cranberry
  • hobblebush
  • round-leaf dogwood
  • alternate-leaf dogwood
  • red-berried elder
  • mountain maple
  • wild raisin
  • pin cherry
  • witch hazel
  • beaked hazelnut
  • serviceberry
  • speckled alder
  • ground hemlock
  • willow
  • bayberry
  • roses (spp.)
  • rosa rugosa
  • Japanese honeysuckle
  • ninebark
  • barberry
  • common elder
Ferns

  • bracken fern
  • rattlesnake fern
  • cinnamon fern
  • hay-scented fern
  • ostrich fern
  • wood ferns (spp.)
Wildlife

  • black-capped chickadee
  • golden-crowned kinglet
  • American robin
  • blue jay
  • dark-eyed junco
  • solitary vireo
  • red-eye vireo
  • hermit thrush
  • swainson’s thrush
  • red-breasted nuthatch
  • black-throated green warbler
  • Canada goose
  • northern parula
  • ruby-throated hummingbird
  • ovenbird
  • ruffed grouse
  • downy woodpecker
  • hairy woodpecker
  • yellow-bellied sapsucker
  • northern raven
  • red squirrel
  • chipmunk
  • snowshoe hare
  • skunk

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