Action, education, and alternatives to promote the health of the Acadian Forest 

The Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association was founded in 1998 by a group of concerned citizens who support a vision of sustainable forest practices. Members of ESFWA understand that humans are but one of hundreds of species in any region, each of which is important in its own right as an integral part of the ecological web.

Members include established Eastern Shore families and new residents, woodlot owners, foresters, business owners and professionals, all deeply concerned about the health and future of our forests and wild lands.

Simply stated, we address local environmental issues as they emerge, with reasoned argument and passion for the Earth.

Photo: Lynda Mallett

Becoming a member is your opportunity to support and sustain our work.  The more paid-up members in Forest Watch, the more influence we have with our elected officials.  It's as simple as that.

We keep our membership fees very low because we value inclusiveness.  ESFWA has always been blessed with generous donations, both monetary and in-kind, from our dedicated volunteers. They have contributed thousands of pages of printing and photocopying, driven hundreds of kilometers to attend meetings (paying for their own gas), and provided much-needed refreshments at crucial times without seeking reimbursement. 

Forest Watch is a very frugal organization - which is a good thing because fund-raising is not our strong suit!   When given the choice of devoting our energies to doing our environmental work or to raising money for it, the dedication to the environment wins hands-down.  But the more we are, the more we can do.