Woodland Ecology I & II


Woodland Ecology I & II

Understanding techniques for creating healthy sustainable forests

Whether it is one acre or one hundred acres, owning a woodlot can be a joyful but daunting task. Creating trails, restoring biodiversity and learning how to harvest responsibly all require a variety of skills, everything from plant identification to pruning to habitat improvement. Being able to safely and responsibly work in your own forest is extremely rewarding and will provide benefits for generations to come.

Each Session: $100


Woodland Ecology I: Introduction to Forest Stewardship

Session One: Saturday, Oct 3rd 9am-4pm

Our Woodland Ecology course helps landowners gain the knowledge and skills they need to enjoy, improve and manage their own forest whether it be through creating better access, harvesting wood or creating a refuge for local wildlife. Over the one-day course students will gain hands-on experience in pruning, plant identification, habitat improvement, harvesting, forest management, and more.


Woodland Ecology II: Forest Assessment

Session One: Saturday, August 8th 9pm-4pm

When trying to manage a forest, being informed about the specific composition of species, soils, water and light is a must. This day-long course will give you practical experience assessing a variety of forest types, continuing to develop the skills introduced in course one.


What to Bring
Participants should bring their own lunch and snacks and clothes suited to the weather as courses are primarily outdoors. We do have bathrooms on-site, a small kitchenette for coffee/tea, and a microwave. Although we provide various equipment for each course, bringing your own tools is always welcome and encouraged.

Location
We use our very own Nature Centre, located on the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead property, as a home base for all of our outdoor activities. Located just 20 minutes east of Charlottetown, the Macphail Woods Nature Centre has a variety of teaching spaces and is surrounded by 140 acres of forest and field. Winding through the property are four trails, a stream and one of the province’s finest remaining examples of our native Acadian forest.

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Cancellations and Refunds
All campers are to be prepaid. However, refunds are accepted up until 2 weeks before the camp date. You will receive a full refund up until a month before the class date. Half the class cost will be refunded if you cancel between a month and 2 week before the class. If you would like to cancel within two weeks of the class no refund will be issued.

Registrations
All registrations are made online through Active Network’s Camp and Class manager. If you have any difficulties or would prefer to register with us directly, please contact us at danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org or by phone: (902)651-2575.


Upcoming Events

Jun
4
Thu
8:00 am 2020 Native Plant Nursery Open –...
2020 Native Plant Nursery Open –...
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – Jun 6 @ 4:00 pm
Please Note All our April events have been cancelled due to the current Corona crisis. We will be making further announcements in April about future events. Please take care of each other and stay safe.
Jun
6
Sat
10:00 am Plants of Prince Edward Island w...
Plants of Prince Edward Island w...
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Kate, one of the province’s foremost biologists, will focus on many of the plants, both native and non-native, that you commonly encounter, plus a look at lots of rare trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns. You
10:00 am Shelter-building for Kids
Shelter-building for Kids
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Shelterbuilding for Kids Take your fort-building skills to the next level! On Saturday, June 1, staff of the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project will be leading a free workshop on Shelterbuilding for Kids. This event
Jun
7
Sun
2:00 pm How Much Can Wildlife Understand...
How Much Can Wildlife Understand...
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We are thrilled that Bob is coming over again from Nova Scotia. The well-known CBC Radio Noon guest and advocate for nature throughout the region will explore some of the myths surrounding forests and wildlife.
Jun
13
Sat
9:00 am SWE Backyard Botanist I: Native ...
SWE Backyard Botanist I: Native ...
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Backyard Botanist I: Native Botany Participants of this half-day course will learn about the types of plants that can be found on PEI, from liverworts and mosses to trees and ferns. Using our native plant

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