Forest Health in Terra Nova National Park
What is Forest Health?
A healthy ecosystem has its native components intact, including abiotic
factors, biodiversity and ecosystem processes. A healthy ecosystem has
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.