Forests at Risk
in Newfoundland and Labrador
The forests of Gros Morne and Terra Nova National Parks face serious threats
to their long-term health. Parks Canada has, through its ecosystem monitoring
program, surveyed the extent of the damage and determined intense moose
browsing to be the main cause.
Moose were introduced to Newfoundland over 100 years ago. In the absence of
predators, and with an abundant food supply, their numbers increased
dramatically. Today, moose populations in these national parks are greater
than the forests can support; forest diversity is in decline.
This website provides information about Parks Canada’s approach to
forest health management in Gros Morne and Terra Nova National Parks in
Newfoundland and Labrador. It also explains how Canadians can get involved
in helping to restore the health of these forests.