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September 20, 2010
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Islanders Invited to Attend Forest Management Workshop

Environment, Energy & Forestry

Islanders who are interested in Prince Edward Island forests are encouraged to attend the workshop Managing Our Forests for Tomorrow on September 25, says Environment, Energy and Forestry Minister Richard Brown.

“The workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Island forests, how they are managed, and the importance of this resource to our Island’s environment, economy and rural communities,” said the minister.

The workshop and woodlot tour is being offered during National Forest Week by the Prince Edward Island Model Forest in partnership with the Public Forest Council. It will be held Saturday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brookvale Alpine Ski Park.

Topics for the morning session include: Managing Forests for Recreation, Watershed and Wildlife Management, Buffer Zone Legislation and Management Options, P.E.I. Woodlot Owner Survey Results, Understanding P.E.I. Coyotes, and the Importance and Achievements of Woodlot Owner Organizations.

The Alpine Centre chairlift will transport guests to the start of the afternoon woodlot tour. The field tours will feature demonstrations of silvicultural treatments, chainsaw clinics, watershed and buffer zone management options, and forest road and trail construction.

Minister Richard Brown will deliver opening remarks. Staff of the Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry will be on hand to answer questions regarding forests, wildlife and water management.

There is no charge to attend this special event. Lunch will be provided to guests who have pre-registered for both the morning and afternoon sessions.

For more information or to register, contact Steve DeWolfe, PEI Model Forest, (902) 368-4800, email or visit

Media Contact: Kim Devine
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