October monthly meeting – The Acadian Forest

Date/Time

Saturday, October 17, 2015
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Description

Old-growth Hemlock stand

Forest are complex places. They seem quiet and lonely, but they are filled with life! They host many different plants, animals and insects. We are in the transition zone between northern boreal forests (dominated by species such as balsam fir, white spruce, white birch and aspen) and southern temperate forests (including red spruce, eastern hemlock, sugar maple and yellow birch), giving rise to a unique forest community.  Only about 5% of the Acadian Forest is still in pre-settlement condition.  In fact, the World Wildlife Fund considers the Acadian Forest to be endangered.  Come learn more about this interesting forest type, how it got to be endangered and how a small community in eastern Halifax County is trying to make a difference by demonstrating sustainable forestry practices through uneven-aged management of our native Acadian Forest.

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Museum of Natural History

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