Growing a future for our communities

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

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.

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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

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Responsibility and the example we set: a reflection on recent travels.

July 16, 2024

I was fortunate enough to have recently visited Kenya and Tanzania and since returning have been reflecting on privilege and perspective. I suppose the strikingly obvious thing to precipitate these reflections is the economic disparity, with Tanzania and Kenya ranked 31 and 51, respectively, on Global Finance’s list of the world’s poorest countries. Canada is…

Helping Develop the Future of Forestry: Advancements in Mechanized Forest Equipment Operator Training 

May 30, 2024

 The forest sector, like most manufacturing and resource sectors, continues to face challenges in sourcing skilled labour in most areas of the supply chain. Advancements in skills-based training programs are one of many ways that we aim to address the labour gap and bring more opportunities to New Brunswickers to train, live, and work in…

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…

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