Staff


Gary Schneider

Project Coordinator/Forester/Environmental Educator

 
 
Email: macphailwoods@gmail.com

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

 
 
Email: ericedward@macphailwoods.org

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. Eric also developed and delivers our chainsaw training programs.

Daniel McRae

Environmental Educator/Forester/Web Manager

 
 
Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org

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. He has been involved with many aspects including ecosystem restoration, sustainable harvesting, GIS work, research and nature education. He also looks after the website.

Upcoming Events

Sep
18
Sat
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please Note Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events, including free workshops and walks.
 Register Nowby ACTIVE Network Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org
 Phone: 902-651-2575 Learn about the night sky and get to
Sep
25
Sat
9:00 am SWE: Woodland Ecology: Forest As...
SWE: Woodland Ecology: Forest As...
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Please Note Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events, including free workshops and walks.
 Register Nowby ACTIVE Network Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org
 Phone: 902-651-2575 When trying to manage a forest, being informed
Oct
9
Sat
2:00 pm Autumn in the Forest
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Please Note Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events, including free workshops and walks.
 Register Nowby ACTIVE Network Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org
 Phone: 902-651-2575 A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods,
Oct
23
Sat
8:00 am SWE: Basic Chainsaw 1: Safety an...
SWE: Basic Chainsaw 1: Safety an...
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Please Note Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events, including free workshops and walks.
 Register Nowby ACTIVE Network Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org
 Phone: 902-651-2575 The morning is spent introducing chainsaw safety basics.
Oct
24
Sun
8:00 am SWE: Basic Chainsaw 2: Maintenan...
SWE: Basic Chainsaw 2: Maintenan...
Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Please Note Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events, including free workshops and walks.
 Register Nowby ACTIVE Network Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org
 Phone: 902-651-2575 We start with chainsaw maintenance. During this time,

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