About us

About Us

The Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project is a non-profit, charitable initiative of the Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island.

It combines protection of the natural areas with wildlife enhancement, forest stewardship, watershed protection, environmental education and ecological research.

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Contact Us

  • Gary Schneider

  • Project Coordinator
  • Phone:
  • (902)651-2575
  • Email:
  • macphailwoods@gmail.com

  • Eric Edward

  • Nature Camps Director/Forester
  • Email:
  • ericedward@macphailwoods.org


  • Daniel McRae

  • Forester/Educator/Website
  • Email:
  • danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org

Get Involved!

Macphail Woods is a unique charitable non-profit. If you have enjoyed our owl prowls or plant walks, if your children have been inspired by our summer programs or school plantings, or if you just want to help us steward the public forest land, please consider making a donation.

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The project began in September of 1991 with a wildlife garden and native plant nursery. It now includes walking trails, demonstration windbreaks, our Nature Center, a four acre native plant nursery and arboretum as well as stewardship of over 2000 acres of public land for the Provincial Government. We offer regular workshops, walks and talks on a wide variety of topics from natural history to sustainable silvicultural to our ever popular owl prowls. There are also paid courses such as our Sharing a Love of Nature Summer Camps and our School of Woodland Ecology


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Looking to get some trees pruned professionally? Need help sustainably managing your woodlot? Interested in native plant landscaping in your yard or around your cottage?

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