Acadian Forest Project
Mature Acadian forest is becoming increasingly rare across the landscape. Less than 5% of pre-settlement Acadian forest remains, leading to the designation of critically endangered status by the World Wildlife Fund.
Mature forest offers many benefits, including important wildlife habitat, significant carbon sequestration, flood mitigation and improved aquatic health.
Almost half of the Acadian forest is under the care of private landowners, many of whom value the services provided by the forest but face challenges when trying to align their forest management with these values.
NWAI would like to get to know the woodlot owners of the Nashwaak watershed and to learn about their values and forest management practices. We hope to connect woodlot owners with useful resources and tools that integrate considerations for ecological health and climate change adaptation into forest management.
In addition to sharing existing resources, we are offering free visits with a professional forester to explore site-specific recommendations for private woodlots.