Central Queens Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation
2019 Winter Woodlot Tour
The Winter Woodlot Tour educated landowners and the public about good stewardship of their woodlots; how to use them for recreation; how to manage for the benefit of wildlife including mammals and raptors; how to improve the health of their trees; to educate people about trapping practices; demonstrate the work of organizations such as watershed groups and the invasive species council; and generally teach people, young and old, to value their woodland.
A similar situation to 2018 occurred with unsafe icy conditions and lack of snow, which resulted in having to postpone the event two times and finally cancelling the event. With the lack of snow, many of the event activities would not have been able to occur and due to the potential risk of damaging the horse jumping areas with salt or sand, the icy conditions were deemed too unsafe to host the event.
Moving forward to next year, a site will be chosen that can better accommodate such conditions and the usage of salt/sand without any concerns.