Gary Schneider

Project Coordinator/Forester/Environmental Educator


Phone: (902) 651-2575

Gary Schneider founded the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project in the fall of 1991.  Prior to that, he worked as a treeplanter and a woodsworker, as well as running a bookstore in Montague and worked doing the production for the Eastern Graphic.  He is involved in all aspects of the project, from collecting seeds to fundraising to nature education, and has won a variety of awards for his work at Macphail Woods.

Eric Edward

Environmental Educator/Forester


Phone: (902) 651-2575

Eric Edward has been working at Macphail Woods since 1998. He is involved in all aspects of the project and though he is particularly good at digging holes (in which to plant trees), his most important role has been as an educator. Under his leadership the summer nature camp programs have grown by leaps and bounds and now occupy much of his summer.

Daniel McRae

Environmental Educator/Forester/Web Manager


Phone: (902) 651-2575

Daniel started working with Macphail Woods in 2008. With a love of hiking and gardening, Daniel has found a great fit with the project, and has been involved with many aspects including nursery work, ecosystem restoration, sustainable forestry and nature education. He also oversees the website.

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