Provincial Forests are public lands that are managed to provide high quality wood and non-timber forest products as well as to provide opportunities for recreation, education focused on land owners, the public and youth, public access and long term forest research. Provincial Forest lands cover approximately 19,000 ha, mostly in eastern and western areas of the province.
How are Provincial Forest lands managed?
Provincial Forest lands are managed in accordance with the standards in the Ecosystem-based Forest Management Manual.
Forest management plans are prepared for each property and posted for public comment on the Public Lands Forest Management Plans Comments page. Finalized plans are listed by property number and community and you can obtain a copy by calling your local Forest District office.
Can I visit Provincial Forests?
Yes. Unless otherwise designated, Provincial Forest properties and road systems are open for non-consumptive uses such as walking, cycling and bird watching and for consumptive uses such as fishing, trapping and hunting.
Areas with existing trapping restrictions include (but are not limited to) the following properties:
- New Harmony Demo woodlot
- Auburn Demo woodlot
- Valleyfield Demo woodlot
- Camp Tamawaby Demo woodlot
- Brookvale demo woodlot
- Boughton River Trail Natural Area
- Murray River Pines Natural Area
- Gairloch Road trails
- Royalty Oaks Natural Area
- Beach Grove Natural Area (Beach Grove Memorial Forest)
- Bonshaw Hills Wilderness Park.
Where can I find walking or cycling trails on Provincial Forest properties?
|Property||Community||Access and Special Notes|
|New Harmony Demo Woodlot||New Harmony||Walking trail through natural mixed hardwood and softwood plantations|
|Valleyfield Demo Woodlot||Valleyfield||Walking trail through Natural Acadian forest hardwood and mature softwood stands|
|Auburn Demo Woodlot||Auburn||Walking Trail through softwood plantations on old field sites|
|Brookvale Demo Woodlot||Brookvale||Walking Trails through softwood plantations on old field sites and mixed hardwood|
|Brookvale Nordic Ski||Brookvale||Walking and mountain biking trails through a variety of forest types|
Provincial Forest sign
The Provincial Forest sign includes the silhouette of a conifer overlaid with the image of a red oak leaf and acorn (PEI's Provincial Tree) on a background of forest green.