The Acadian Forest is one of the most diverse temperate forests in the world. In its natural state, it is a vibrant, beautiful and valuable forest. But it is also highly threatened. Several centuries of land-clearing and logging has left this forest highly degraded, both for the diversity of life that compises this forest, and the people and communities these forests support.
Now, only scattered remnants of natural forest remain. Reduced to less than 1% of their original extent, these patches of old, natural forest show us just how magnificent the Acadian Forest can be when left to grow and thrive.
Fortunately, the Acadian Forest is also highly resilient, and restoration is possible. With time, and with thoughtful, sensible stewardship, the Acadian Forest can regain vitality. Numerous woodlot owners throughout the Acadian Forest are patiently, gradually restoring ecological and economic value to their forests.
This website is created to share information about the Acadian Forest and sensible forestry practices, and to be a resource for those interested in learning more about this beautiful but highly threatened forest.