Old Growth

Once a hallmark of the Acadian Forest, old growth has become rare. Under the Old-growth Forest Policy (effective 18 August 2022) about 30,000 hectares of old-growth forest and restoration opportunities on Crown Land are protected. Further, more than 280,000 hectares of actual and potential old-growth forest are in legally protected areas. Conservation of old forests on private land is actively encouraged and supported through several initiatives, while research is ongoing to develop tools, monitor progress, and better define old growth in different forest communities.

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