The AC CDC's expertise and data represent the single most comprehensive and current source of information about Atlantic Canada's biodiversity. Visit "Conservation Ranks" on their website to view a comprehensive provincial list of plant and animal species, with a conservation status rank (S-rank) and legal status for each species in each province.
To protect our forest resources, moving firewood outside of a regulated area is prohibited. Areas are regulated by the CFIA and violations can result in fines. PEI has three species that cause our forests to be regulated, so be aware of the applicable regulations before moving wood.
Islanders have traditionally used firewood as a cost-effective and readily available cooking and heating fuel. In recent years high fuel oil costs and concern over fossil fuels and climate change have increased demand for locally produced firewood. Use this List to locally source your fuelwood and to see a list of heat values for island tree species.
The council serves as a respected repository for credible information and resources on invasive species for PEI. To find information on what species are considered invasive threats, please visit the invasive plant, insect and disease section of the website.
* Youth Resources Developed by the Canadian Council of Invasive Species