Creating positive interactions with forests is a priority for the PEIMFNP. Keeping this in mind, we will build interest with other individuals and forest organizations to engage Islanders in the connection between healthy forests and healthy communities and to focus that attention on a landscape-forest management level.
Taking advantage of previous interest and momentum generated, this project will move forward by continuing to demonstrate techniques which will enhance revenue for woodlot owners.
In partnership with the department of Environment, Energy & Forestry, we are currently conducting management plans on private woodlots. These plans will reflect both timber and non-timber financial opportunities in a sustainable and environmental manner.
The PEIMFNP will be conducting Silviculture work for demonstration as prescribed in the forest improvement plans. Followed up with a series of woodlot and watershed tours that will be designed to engage public involvement in sustainable resource management and the Forest Communities Program.
Complete 16 private woodlot management plans.
Host meetings with community organizations and watershed groups to engage public interest in this project. Ancillary benefits include forest education and experiential learning for people of all ages and the strengthening of rural community based forest resource organizations.
List of Other Project Partners:
Department of Environment, Energy & Forestry, Private Woodlot Owners, Wood Products PEI, Wood West Network Initiative and the Public Forest Council.