This website is about forests in their natural condition. Ancient forests have never been cleared or transformed by humans; while old-growth forests have been free of disturbance (natural or human) long enough for trees to grow old.
You can learn more about forest ecology, forests threats, or read articles about old-growth forests, by reading our forest journal.
Or explore old-growth forests in Canada and the U.S. using our database, which includes maps, directions, hiking and canoeing guides, and ecological information. Start your explorations using the map below.