January 31, 2023 – Government of PEI: A new forestry commission will help review the Island’s forest policy and legislation.
“As we work to implement all the recommendations of the emergency forestry task force in the wake of Hurricane Fiona, our new forestry commission will help us with long term planning to increase the resiliency of our forests,” says Environment, Energy and Climate Action Minister Steven Myers.
“Healthy forests are important for a healthy Island and our government is committed to managing our forests using the best available science and with the advice of local experts.”
PEI’s Forestry Commission will have 12 members plus Jean-Paul Arsenault as chair. Membership will include woodlot owners, forest management practitioners who use both traditional and eco-based approaches, a public policy expert, a research scientist, a climate change researcher, an Indigenous representative, members of the watershed community, and members of the forestry profession.
Read the full news release here