Did you know that before European colonization, Epekwitk/PEI was 98% forested? For the final episode in season three, we go back to the last Ice Age, tracking the history of PEI’s forests before, during, and after colonization up until today. We travel through the eyes of the forest, stopping to learn about the early French settlers, the English shipbuilding regime, and what a PEI forest feels like today when you’re walking through it. Finally, we look at how important forests are to the Island, and what’s being done to protect them.
Features guest interviews: Kate MacQuarrie, Alena MacLean, Caitlyn Paxson, Daniel McRae and CJ Cleal.