Forest Health in Terra Nova National Park
NOTICE TO HUNTERS: Malady Head Campground will be closed to hunting from Monday to Friday between November 25th and December 20th. During this time, hunting will be permitted on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY. Malady Head campground will reopen for hunting seven days per week from December 21st until January 15th.
What is Forest Health?
A healthy ecosystem has its native components intact, including abiotic factors, biodiversity and ecosystem processes. A healthy ecosystem has ecological integrity.
A system with ecological integrity is characteristic of the natural region and likely to persist or rebound from change or disturbance.
Tiny changes in the forest ecosystem can compromise its ability to withstand or rebound from stresses such as:
- climate change
- human interaction
Ensuring that habitats within national parks have ecological integrity is a large part of the Parks Canada mandate.