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 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 19th.

Our Woodlot Walk series continues on  Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10:00 a.m. at the woodlot of Perry Jantzi, 3680 Rte 2, Farmington, east of St. Peters. Perry is currently transforming his woodlot chiefly by planting hardwoods and careful selective cutting. His long term vision of woodlot management is truly remarkable. Perry has done his own management treatments, including selective cutting with horses. Please register for this walk by emailing peiwoodlotowners@gmail.com.

The PEIWOA woodlot walk on Saturday, Sept. 16 with Mark Pulsifer was rescheduled due to hurricane Lee. The seminar is rescheduled to Saturday October 21, 1:00 p.m at the Bonshaw Hall, 9 Green Rd. in Bonshaw. We will send out more reminder notices ahead of time. Pre-Registration is requested.


For the past 35 years Mark Pulsifer has worked as a wildlife biologist, regional resource manager, project manager, university professor, and private consultant. During his tenure as a biologist Mark was heavily involved in the application of ecological forestry and species at risk conservation.

The seminar will be followed by a woodlot walk at Jon Hutchinson and Lyette Sanscoucy’s woodlot, 18402 TCH (Rte 1), 3 km west of Bonshaw (dark blue circle on attached map). There will be light refreshments and snacks available.

Hope to see you on October 21 at the Bonshaw Hall.