Tree species, age, and structure distribution across the Acadian Forest is historically diverse and we are committed to continuing to uphold that diversity for generations to come. The forest includes areas of pure hardwoods, pure softwoods, mixed forests, and areas planted to native species. Forests are naturally dynamic. The forests we see today are the result of constant change from growth and mortality, and shaped by natural disturbances like fires, spruce budworm outbreaks, and more than 400 years of settlement impacting almost every hectare.
At the landscape scale, a diversity of tree species, ages, and structures creates a broad diversity of habitats. A diversity of habitats leads to diversity of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and fish.