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WELCOME TO

THE HEART OF ECOFORESTRY

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Wildwood.  Come stand in the forest.  Close your eyes. Feel the embrace of serenity and calm.  Hear the breath and rhythm of the living forest.  The symphony of songbirds, the drumming of the pileated woodpecker.  Inhale the fragrance as forest scents mingle and rise up to greet you.  

Open your eyes and trace the trunks of Coastal Douglas-firs as they soar hundreds of feet into the sky.  Take in the glow of the emerald green mosses, the profusion of plants, animals, fungi.  This is a forest that has been harvested for its trees, yet there is a harmony and peace that abounds.  

Wildwood.  Proof that ecological abundance can be harvested while maintaining healthy ecosystems.  

Help Us Save 6 Acres Of Important Old Growth Forest!

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These 6 acres were once part of Wildwood. We have an opportunity to purchase this important ecoforest and protect it forever. Please donate and help us save this important Coastal Douglas-fir forest. Click here for more information.

As you’ll read in the next link, the BC Green Party has called for protection of forests exactly like these 6 acres. Help us with a donation TODAY!



EIS Supports BC Green Party Call for Moratorium on Old-Growth Logging

For more information on how the Green Party has called for protection of old-growth forests and cites Wildwood as an example of sustainable forest management, click here.


 

Upcoming Events

Click on the links below for details!

All fees for tours and events go towards paying the monthly mortgage on Wildwood, and enables us to continue to protect this important forest for the benefit of all. We are a non-profit charitable organization, run by a volunteer board and supported by a strong core of members and volunteers like you. Thank you for your on-going support!


Sunday, June 30th 11:00 - 1:00 pm

Wildwood Tour with Leif Cocks - the Orangutan Whisperer

Join Leif Cocks and Bruce Hepburn in conversation, sharing common challenges and possibilities concerning deforestation and restoration/sustainability of our west coast forests and the forests of Borneo and Sumatra.


Sunday, July 14th 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Forest Bathing - and you won’t need soap!

Come to Wildwood and learn what this Japanese health and wellness practice called “Shinrin-yoku” is all about.


Sunday, July 21st 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Public Tour of Wildwood

This is our regular monthly tour (3rd Sunday of each month) but July brings the forest alive with wild daisies, Saskatoon bushes, and young birds and owlets taking first flights. The tour will be led by Bruce Hepburn, our resident biologist, and you’ll be sure to learn about how ancient forests like Wildwood work to counter climate change.


Plan Your GETAWAY!

Stay at the delightful Homestead on Quennell Lake

Thinking of a GETAWAY? Artist or Writer Retreat? Book now for your memorable experience at the Homestead. Private, serene, beautiful and with nature all around you!


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Plant of the Month Saskatoonberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)

 

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Give a gift of Wildwood

Help us protect this important demonstration Ecoforest; the only one on the west coast of BC. Your donation shows that you care about the diminishing Coastal Douglas-fir and the precious flora and fauna that live here! Donate for yourself or on behalf of a loved one to the Ecoforestry Institute Society. We’ll send you an e-card to recognize your donation and the person you donated on behalf of. Just click on this button .. it’s that easy!


Join Us!

Protecting old growth forests and their ecosystems is rewarding and you’ll enjoy learning from our knowledgeable team at the many workshops and tours.


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Volunteer!

Join us at one or several of our work parties to groom trails, remove invasive plants, clear slash after a harvest, or garden in the native plant area around the Homestead. There’s always interesting tasks and you’ll meet a terrific group of people!


 
 

Stay at the Homestead

Summer Rates now in effect!

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Relax!

Let stress and tension melt away as you take in the 77 acre serenity of Wildwood. Read, paint, paddle on the lake, swim, or enjoy bird watching. There are also many artisan studios in the Yellowpoint area that you can visit, or treat yourself to spa therapies. Enjoy making your own delicious meals, or let a private chef prepare unique fare from local farmers and the forest.

 
 

Explore Nature

Experience Forest Bathing

Looking for a restorative experience? Join us in Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing), a powerful 2-1/2 hour wellness practice conducted by Michael Timney, a registered clinical counsellor.  This program begins on Sunday, January 27th and will continue each month.

Learn more by clicking the link below and to register.

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Corporate Retreat

Need an inspirational and private space for your team building and strategic planning sessions? Available by the day, the Homestead is easily converted into a learning space for up to 20 people.

Contact us – we look forward to helping you plan your next team retreat.

 
 
 

For Your Special Event

Looking for the perfect venue for a wedding, birthday party, or other life celebration? We’ve hosted events up to 100 people. For daytime or evening gatherings, intimate or large, we can help you customize your event.

Photo by Thomas Cooper

 
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