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The Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry project offers a wide range of services to help restore habitats across the Island. Although as a non-profit organization we often focus on the restoration and conservation of our Acadian Forests, Macphail Woods sees the need to bridge the gap between protection and use. Through our work, we demonstrate that the forest can still be used as a resource all while improving its biodiversity, quality of life and the vitality of the ecosystem.

If you would like to hire us or have a question please contact us:
Project Coordinator: Gary Schneider
Phone: (902)651-2575
Email: macphailwoods@gmail.com
Location: 269 Macphail Park Rd., Orwell, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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We operate a Native plant nursery which focuses on native trees, shrubs, ferns and wildflowers, which is open to the public. Native plants act as great additions around homes or in the woods.

In our Sharing a love of Nature camp, kids get a chance to explore the Macphail woods property though hikes, games and crafts.

If you own a woodlot, and would like to know more about its current condition or recommendations on how to proceed with making it a healthier eco-system, then we can help.

We offer landscaping services using our own native plants; ranging from urban plantings, to schoolground naturalization to forest restoration.

A classroom visit from a Macphail woods instructor is a fun way to introduce many scientific concepts using local flora and fauna. Studying the incredibly diverse Acadian forest lets kids revisit their discoveries any day of the week.

We will walk your woods and establish a management plan which both assesses your woods currently, as well as plans for the future health, vitality, and prosperity of your forest.

We can do cuttings as well as restoration plantings in your woods, establishing more native seed sources, rare plants, and high-value species.

A guided walk through the beautiful Macphail woods whether for an Elderhostel or a school visit is a wonderful way to learn about our Island ecology.

We also offer forest services, such as restoration plantings, management plans, trail making, and harvesting.

A week-long experiential learning course that lets you manage your own parcel of forest, while learning the principles of restoration forestry in the Acadian forest.

We offer all kinds of workshops and seminars on Island Nature, from identification walks, to bird talks, to UPEI courses to our yearly Children’s camps.


If you have questions about what we do, and how we can help you, please contact Gary Schneider by phone: (902)651-2575 or by email: macphailwoods@gmail.com.

If you would like to comment on or assist with the website, please contact Daniel McRae by email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org.

Upcoming Events

Jun
3
Sat
10:00 am Plants of Prince Edward Island
Plants of Prince Edward Island
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Plants of Prince Edward Island @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
In celebration of Island flora, biologist Kate MacQuarrie will be sharing her love of plants at Macphail Woods on Saturday, June 3. Kate will walk the nature trails of the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead in
Jun
11
Sun
2:00 pm Nature-friendly Forest Managemen...
Nature-friendly Forest Managemen...
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nature-friendly Forest Management with Bob Bancroft @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
Come on out to the Macphail Woods Nature Centre on Sunday, June 11th at 2pm for a great walk and talk with Bob Bancroft. Bob will draw on over 40 years of experience looking after
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