Resources for Forest Practitioners

Forests of PEI

Government of Prince Edward Island Resources

PEI Ecosystem-Based Forest Management Standards Manual (1.1MB)

Prince Edward Island Forest Wildlife Manual (3.9MB)

Prince Edward Island Open Data Portal - this is an open portal to search for forest outlines and inventories up to 2010 (including the 2010 corporate land-use)

Information on Land Conservation Options for Ecologically-Significant Lands

Quick Guide for Land Protection Options on PEI

PEI Environmental Protection Act - Watercourse and Wetland Protection Regulations 

Field Checklist of Birds 2014

Native Trees and Woodland Shrubs of PEI (3.5MB)

PEI Resources 

Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre Conservation Ranks

MacPhail Woods Ecological Forestry Project

PEI Woodlot Owners Association 

PEI Watershed Alliance 

PEI Invasive Species Council

Island Nature Trust

Atlantic Canada Resources

A Field Guide to Forest Biodiversity Stewardship (7MB) (Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources)

Nova Scotia Woodlot Management Home Study Program (Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources)

Forested Wetlands Project Factsheet (13.4MB)

Nova Scotia Forest Ecosystem Classification 

Government of Canada Resources

A Guide to Your Responsibilities Under the Species at Risk Act 

Species at Risk Public Registry

Migratory Birds Convention Act (MBCA) and Regulations

Guidelines to Avoid Harm to Migratory Birds

Nesting Zones and Periods of Migratory Birds

Resources from Outside Atlantic Canada

Forests for the Birds: Conserving America's Forest Birds (Webinar Series)

Audubon Vermont Foresters for the Birds Program

Best Management Practices 

Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Forest Birds at Risk (Dr. Cindy Staicer, Dalhousie University)

  1. Canada Warbler  (13MB)
  2. Eastern Wood-pewee (18.7MB)
  3. Olive-sided Flycatcher (9.4MB)
  4. Common Nighthawk (11.3MB)
  5. Rusty Blackbird (10.4MB)

Helpful Apps for Your Phone


iNaturalist can be used to upload your photos of shrubs, trees, lichens, wildflowers, birds, mammals etc. right from your phone. This app can try to identify your observation, and other app users may also try to identify your observation. iNaturalist is widely used by naturalists across PEI.


Merlin uses visual features or audio recordings to help identify bird species.

For more information, please contact Forests, Fish and Wildlife at 902-368-6450 or at

Published date: 
July 2, 2024
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General Inquiries

Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division
J. Frank Gaudet Tree Nursery
183 Upton Road
Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6450

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