May
30
2017

Macphail Woods restoration will continue for next 10 years

Minister of Communities, Land and Environment Robert Mitchell with Macphail Ecological Woods Forestry Project Co-ordinator Gary Schneider in Orwell.

More than 2,000 acres of King’s County forest will continue to be restored under the management of the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry project.

The provincial government has renewed a license agreement with the Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island, the organization that supports the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project. The 10-year agreement allows the project to continue building on the previous decade’s restoration work to create long-term sustainability, enhance biodiversity, and improve the land’s wildlife habitat.

“Upon reviewing the successes resulting from this initial forestry project agreement, it was an easy decision to support the continuation and growth of this great work,” said Communities, Land and Environment Minister Robert Mitchell. “This project has seen trails created, the planting of more than 10,000 trees and shrubs, multiple forest management plans completed, the establishment of a migratory bird banding station, and much more. I look forward to seeing what takes place throughout the next decade of this agreement.”

This license agreement with the Environmental Coalition of P.E.I. supports government’s forest policy that focuses on healthy Acadian forests that deliver a broad range of economic, social, and environmental benefits to Islanders.

“Our partnership with the provincial government is important to us,” said Gary Schneider, Macphail Woods project manager. “We welcome the opportunity to continue making improvements on these public forest lands and improving both the health and value of these woodlands.”

To learn more, visit about the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project.

Media contact:
Amber Nicholson
Senior Communications Officer
Department of Communities, Land and Environment
amnicholson@gov.pe.ca
902-368-5286
 

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