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Growing Resilient Forests

As climates in the Wabanaki Forest Region become generally warmer and wetter, so too do growing conditions for tree species. Many cold-adapted boreal species will no longer find this region hospitable. As Wabanaki forests have been transformed to be more like the Boreal Forest, many family forest owners in the Maritimes are worried about their forests’ resilience to these changes.

That’s where we come in.

Through active, adaptive management, your forests can thrive in a changing climate.

Silviculture Tools & Resources

In collaboration with silviculturalist Gareth Davies and the New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners, we have created a series of tools and resources to support forestry professionals and forest owners to manage their woodlots in a way that adapts to the rapidly changing climate and prioritizes long-term, resilient forests.

Storm Recovery Resources

In the wake of widespread damage caused by Tropical Storm Fiona in the Maritimes, we collaborated with our partners from the Nova Scotia Family Forest Network to provide support to the wider community of private woodland stewards. If Fiona caused damage to your woodlot, there are several things you should consider as you respond.

Our Research

Community Forests International is working to protect the remaining Wabanaki-Acadian forests, restore climate change-resilient species, and adapt these forests for long-term community and climate benefits. Through sharing our learnings and resources, we hope to inspire and support others to do the same.

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Towards A Common Ground

At Community Forests International, we understand that the colonial land governance systems must change to recognize and uphold Indigenous rights if we are to successfully protect and restore the forests and other natural ecosystems. We are working towards amplifying Indigenous rights and strengthening understanding and allyship between Indigenous and settler forestry practitioners around issues of forest care and climate action.

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En collaboration avec le sylviculteur Gareth Davies et la Fédération des propriétaires de boisés du Nouveau-Brunswick, nous avons créé une série d'outils et de ressources pour aider les professionnels de la foresterie à gérer les forêts en accordant la priorité aux forêts résilientes aux changements climatiques. Découvrez les ressources développées à ce jour :