Jack’s Road: PFL# 326371


restore an acre small 2In an effort to improve the health of our forests and create a model for environmental stewardship, Macphail Woods is launching the Restore an Acre initiative. All donations will be used in the restoration of a 220-acre Public Forest on the Selkirk Road (Route #23) in Valley, part of the 2,000 acres we are managing for the provincial government.

 
 

Ecological Management Plan


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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Due to its remoteness from main roads, this property has seen no farming activity except for a small section on the northeast corner. All stands on the property either went through a partial cut or a clear cut and as a result many of the stands are experiencing abundant balsam fir regeneration. Throughout the property, the land is well-drained and can certainly produce high-quality trees. There are many sizable, high-value trees all through this property, including American beech, yellow birch, white birch, red maple, sugar maple, eastern hemlock and red spruce. Much of the mature balsam fir on the property is either dead or dying. There also is a lack of shrubs throughout the property and a low diversity of wildflowers and ferns.

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The property has an overgrown forest road running almost its entire length in an east-west direction, which will provide good accessibility once it is cleaned up. Many seedlings of useful tree species – eastern hemlock, sugar maple, American beech and yellow birch – are growing on and alongside the track and some of these will be used as transplants to enhance the woodland.

Many species of birds were seen and heard on the property, including a barred owl. Signs of red squirrel, snowshoe hare, and coyote were identified during the survey. This strongly indicates that this property supports good wildlife activity.

 
 

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Upcoming Events

Oct
3
Sat
9:00 am SWE Woodland Ecology I: Introduc...
SWE Woodland Ecology I: Introduc...
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Woodland Ecology I: Introduction to Forest Stewardship This course helps landowners gain the knowledge and skills they need to enjoy, improve and manage their own woodlot whether it be creating better access, harvesting wood or
Oct
11
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn in the Forest
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.
Nov
7
Sat
9:00 am SWE Basic Chainsaw I: Safety and...
SWE Basic Chainsaw I: Safety and...
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Basic Chainsaw I: Safety and Felling Spring Session: Saturday, April 11th Fall Session: Saturday,November 7th When trying to manage a forest, being informed about the specific composition of species, soils, water and light is a
Nov
8
Sun
9:00 am SWE Basic Chainsaw II: Maintenan...
SWE Basic Chainsaw II: Maintenan...
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Basic Chainsaw II: Maintenance and Felling Spring Session: Sunday, April 12th Fall Session: Sunday,November 8th This course will continue to build on skills learned in Basic Chainsaw I. The morning will be devoted to learning

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