Report shows P.E.I.’s forests still flourishing, but data doesn’t reflect Fiona damage

By Stephen Brun
CBC News
December 21, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND — A long-awaited provincial government report that has just been released looks at the state of P.E.I.’s forests, but doesn’t include data collected after post-tropical storm Fiona. The State of the Forest Report is completed every 10 years, with this latest version covering the decade from 2010 to 2020. It shows that forestry still accounts for 43 per cent of land use on the Island, compared to agriculture’s 38 per cent. Both of those figures dropped slightly compared to the previous survey. …Matt Angus, a forest inventory analyst with the province, says the report is accurate up to 2020, but it may not be a good representation of forests today. He said work continues to better understand how 2022’s post-tropical storm Fiona affected P.E.I.’s woodlands. 

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