Growing a future for our communities

New Brunswick's forestry industry is leading the way for a renewable future.

"Only with healthy forests can we deliver on our shared climate commitments under the Paris Agreement. And only with intact, lively forests can we address biodiversity."

- Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

Certified Sustainable

Third-party forest management certification complements our comprehensive and rigorous forest management laws and regulations. It provides assurance that a forest company is operating legally, sustainably and in compliance with world-recognized standards.

We regrow eveything we use

Forest companies operating in New Brunswick are required to harvest at sustainable rates, and are responsible for the management of the regrowth or replanting of all harvested areas. More than 800 million trees have been planted in NB since 1987.

On the Path to Net-Zero

From pulp mills using "wood waste" as a biofuel to power their operations, to wood fibre being used as a sustainable manufacturing alternative for everyday essential products, our sector is leading the way in building a more sustainable future for Canadians.


of NB's forests are 3rd party certified for sustainability

Canada wide, 45% of forests are 3rd party certified.


NB harvests aproximately 1.4% of our managed forests, and 100% is replanted or regrown.


Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions since 1990

Forest management for our future

New Brunswick's forest sector contributes to and facilitates significant economic activity and employment opportunities in every region of the province.


More than 10,000 New Brunswick residents are directly employed in the forestry sector, with an additional 16,000 people employed indirectly. New Brunswick exports around $2.8 Billion of forest products annually, the second largest industrial export next to oil and gas.


Learn more about how our forests represent an economic future for New Brunswick communities.

Drone photo in winter of forestry complex in Fredericton

Forest NB - helping to grow a future for our communities.

About Forest NB

Forest NB is a non-profit industry association representing the forest products sector in dealings with government and the public. Our members manufacture diverse products from renewable forest resources including pulp, paper, solid wood, pellets, composite panels, specialty products, and much more.

Our Goal

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about Forest NB, we'd be happy to hear from you.

1350 Regent st, Suite 210

Fredericton, NB, E3C 2G6

(506) 452-6930

Recent Forest NB News

2023 Year in Review

March 11, 2024

The year 2023 marked another significant chapter in the story of New Brunswick’s forest sector. In the face of uncertainty and increasing constraints of inflation, regulatory changes, competing land uses, ongoing global issues and trade impacts, the sector continues to be characterized by resilience and community-focus. Industry participants continue to seek efficiencies and innovative solutions…

Government of Canada Recognizes Biomass as Key Player in Clean Energy Transition – New Brunswick Set to Capitalize on Opportunities 

November 22, 2023

Fredericton, November 22, 2023 – Forest NB Executive Director, Kim Allen, released the following statement:  “Forest NB commends the Government of Canada for its forward-thinking approach with the decision to include forest biomass as an eligible source of clean energy under the Clean Technology and Clean Electricity Investment Tax Credits (ITCs). This policy change, announced…

Video: Understanding Canadian Forests & Learning About Your Trees

October 31, 2023

Canada’s forests are as incredible as they are large. With more than 300 Billion trees across our beautiful country, it can be a bit difficult to truly grasp the scope of our forests. To better understand them so that we can have better discussions about forest management, Andy breaks down your 8,000 trees in our…

New Videos Celebrate New Brunswick Forestry

September 18, 2023

Forest NB is excited to be sharing regular educational videos highlighting stories and successes of forestry in New Brunswick. With plenty more videos in the works, you can follow our journey exploring many exciting topics, careers, companies, and organizations all working together to manage and protect our forests while growing opportunities for our communities. Here…

Applications open – The 2023 Ernie Strickland Scholarship

September 7, 2023

We are pleased to offer the Forest NB Family Strickland Scholarship again this year! Forest NB has awarded the Ernie Strickland Memorial Scholarship annually since 1998 to forest sector family member. This memorial scholarship honours Ernie Strickland, who was an instructor at the Maritime Forest Ranger School and a dedicated volunteer to the forestry sector. This…

Developing the workforce of tomorrow: New Forestry Equipment Operator Training (FEOT) program

June 28, 2023

As a province renowned for its abundant forest resources and commitment to environmental stewardship, New Brunswick recognizes the critical need for skilled professionals who can operate forest harvesting equipment efficiently and safely, to ensure the forest’s integrity while maximizing harvest production. The development of a Forest Equipment Operator Training Program is a pivotal step towards…

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