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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


PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

This property is located on Route #205, known as the Klondyke Road, in Kings County. The property is a long strip of land that runs north from the road. There is a beautiful stream about 2m wide half-way through the property with a reasonably healthy riparian zone. Another stream is present in the southeast property corner and a boggy area is located in the northwest corner of the property. As with most Prince Edward Island properties, some sections were farmed in the past and most areas have been heavily harvested at least once. The former agricultural land is in the southern and northern sections of the property. The healthiest and most valuable tree communities are found in the central area of the property and these areas should provide excellent seed sources for other parts of the property.

The property contains six plantations – one black spruce, one white spruce, one red spruce, one red pine and two white pine. The northern end of the property is an old field with a white spruce stand that is now beginning to break up. It is surrounded by clearcuts on the north, west and east, which increases the wind and is speeding up the blowdown of the spruce.

The forest road should provide excellent access but will need extensive work before the northern section can be accessed by any machines. There has been extensive erosion taking place for years on the steep approach from southern side of wooden bridge. The bridge itself is rotting and prevents vehicles from going any further.

Click here to read our full Ecological Forestry Management plan…

Species found on this property

Trees

  • white spruce
  • black spruce
  • red spruce
  • balsam fir
  • white pine
  • red pine
  • eastern hemlock
  • eastern larch
  • sugar maple
  • red maple
  • striped maple
  • large-tooth aspen
  • trembling aspen
  • white birch
  • grey birch
  • yellow birch
  • American beech
  • wild apple (spp.)
  • american elm
Wildflowers

  • starflower
  • raspberry
  • wild sarsaparilla
  • wild strawberry
  • goldenrod (spp.)
  • narrow-leaf goldenrod
  • canada goldenrod
  • asters (spp.)
  • whorled wood aster
  • tall white aster
  • Canada thistle
  • virginia creeper
  • purple violet
  • white violet
  • wild lily of the valley
  • pyrola (spp.)
  • indian pipe
  • common speedwell
  • hawkweed (spp.)
  • dandelion
  • bluebead lily
  • bunchberry
  • woodrush
  • avens (spp.)
Wildflowers cont..

  • veronica
  • painted trillium
  • fireweed
  • prince’s pine
  • common lady’s slipper
  • pink lady’s slipper
  • twinflower
  • wild cucumber
  • jewelweed (spp.)
  • false soloman’s seal
  • sheep laurel
  • goldthread
  • beechdrops
  • hairy sweet cicely
  • sedges (spp.)

Fungi, mosses & lichens

  • old man’s beard
  • running clubmoss
  • bristly clubmoss
  • ground pine
  • lung lichen
  • polypores
  • spaghnam moss (spp.)
Shrubs

  • European mountain ash
  • highbush cranberry
  • hobblebush
  • round-leaf dogwood
  • alternate-leaf dogwood
  • red-berried elder
  • mountain maple
  • wild raisin
  • pin cherry
  • witch hazel
  • beaked hazelnut
  • serviceberry
  • speckled alder
  • ground hemlock
  • willow
  • bayberry
  • roses (spp.)
  • rosa rugosa
  • Japanese honeysuckle
  • ninebark
  • barberry
  • common elder
Ferns

  • bracken fern
  • rattlesnake fern
  • cinnamon fern
  • hay-scented fern
  • ostrich fern
  • wood ferns (spp.)
Wildlife

  • black-capped chickadee
  • golden-crowned kinglet
  • American robin
  • blue jay
  • dark-eyed junco
  • solitary vireo
  • red-eye vireo
  • hermit thrush
  • swainson’s thrush
  • red-breasted nuthatch
  • black-throated green warbler
  • Canada goose
  • northern parula
  • ruby-throated hummingbird
  • ovenbird
  • ruffed grouse
  • downy woodpecker
  • hairy woodpecker
  • yellow-bellied sapsucker
  • northern raven
  • red squirrel
  • chipmunk
  • snowshoe hare
  • skunk

Upcoming Events

Jul
13
Mon
9:00 pm Summer Camp: Nature Discovery Se...
Summer Camp: Nature Discovery Se...
Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm
Nature Discovery: Session One This camp will introduce the children to the woods, stream and native tree nursery that surround our Nature Center. The campers will delight in learning to use all their senses to
Jul
20
Mon
9:00 pm Summer Camp: Becoming a Naturali...
Summer Camp: Becoming a Naturali...
Jul 20 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm
Becoming a Naturalist Session One This camp focuses on encountering and describing the natural world. Through the use of art and other hands-on outdoor activities, they’ll expand their understanding of life in the woodlands, waterways,
Jul
25
Sat
10:00 am Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come on out and learn about the native and introduced mammals found on PEI, as well as a brief look at some of the mammals we’ve lost. After a brief slideshow, we’ll head off to
Jul
27
Mon
9:00 pm Summer Camp: Bushcraft Ecology A...
Summer Camp: Bushcraft Ecology A...
Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm
Bushcraft Ecology Ages 12-14 These campers will delight in learning survival skills such as one-match fire making, shelter building, rope making with natural fibres, and tracking animals. Touching on plant and tree identification, campers will
Aug
3
Mon
9:00 pm Summer Camp: Young Ecologists Se...
Summer Camp: Young Ecologists Se...
Aug 3 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm
Young Ecologists: Session Two This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and

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