Woodlot Biodiversity Seminars and Woodwalks  

The PEI Woodlot Owners Association, with the assistance of the Forest Landscape Priority Places program, is putting on a series of woodlot walks, workshops and seminars on how we as woodlot owners can manage our woodlots to maintain and improve biodiversity. Our first woodlot walk was held in Bloomfield on August the 19, 2023. Our Woodlot Walk of  Sept. 30, 2023 at the woodlot of Perry Jantzi, was well attended and highly informative. Thanks to those who attended our Seminar and Woodlot Walk in Bonshaw on October 21. There were over 40 people in attendance for the seminar, and 35 for the walk. Our final woodlot walk for this fall on the biodiversity theme was held at Wanson Hemphill’s woodlot at on November 4th at 1916 Rte. 25 in Covehead, a woodlot that  Wanson has been managing with a forest restoration theme for 25 years.

The PEI WOA is having a workshop entitled “ Harvesting for the Future: Sustainable Seed Collection and Preparation from your Own Forest ” on March 9, 2024, from 10:30 to 1:00 at the Spring Valley Community Hall, 1234 Rte. 102, Spring Valley (5 km north of Kensington). The instructor of the workshop is Becky Lyons, who has been with MacPhail Woods for 30 years and manager of the nursery there for the past 10 years.

Please respond to peiwoodlotowners@gmail.com to register. Light refreshments will be available.