Forest In Need: Acadian Forest
Canada’s Acadian Forest is a unique combination of northern hardwood and softwood trees, making it one of the most ecologically diverse forests in the country. It provides habitat for a wide variety of wildlife — including moose, black bear, red fox, snowshoe hare, and beaver — and is also home to the Petitcodiac River watershed.
The Need for Trees
The Acadian Forest is recognized by the World Wildlife Fund as “critically endangered,” the highest risk category for extinction. The nearby Petitcodiac River is also in a critical state, with poor water quality due to land use, industrial development, and past mining operations.
Tree planting is critical in this area to restore forestland and provide important wildlife habitat as well improved watershed health. Reforestation within the Acadian forest will also mean future carbon sequestration and resiliency in the face of a changing climate. With your support, we can make it happen.