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.

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1350 Regent st, Suite 210

Fredericton, NB, E3C 2G6

(506) 452-6930

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Recent Forest NB News

New Brunswick’s New Forest Management Strategy Strikes a Balance

February 5, 2009

The Government of New Brunswick recently released the long awaited long-term forest management plan for New Brunswick’s Crown forest. This is a new balanced approach that will ensure the sustainability of our forests by increasing the yield of a wider variety of tree species in the future. It will maintain the important ecological diversity and…

Government invests in online campaign

September 23, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) – The provincial government is investing $120,000 towards a new on-line campaign aimed at educating students and career counselors on the numerous career opportunities in the forestry sector. The initiative by the Council on Forest Promotion and Recruitment is called Go Forestry!, and is the latest in a series of government supports of…

A Rural Community Recovery Plan

August 29, 2008

New Brunswick’s forest industry is at a crossroad, an observation reinforced with the recent release of two important reports – the Thom Erdle Task Force Management Alternatives for New Brunswick’s Public Forest and the Roberts-Woodbridge Future Opportunities for the Forest Products Industry in New Brunswick report. The Erdle Task Force team included representation from conservation…

The New Face of Forestry

August 25, 2008

When the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) released its report last week entitled Building Competitiveness in Atlantic Canada’s Forest Industries: A Strategy for Future Prosperity it reinforced the New Brunswick Forest Products Association’s position that forestry in New Brunswick is far from a sunset industry. While the report delves into recent industry contraction, it is…

Community Forestry

March 20, 2008

The Conservation Council’s plan suggesting the provincial government tie stewardship and management of forest resources on Crown land to local communities is woefully short on specifics. Until details are released, the concept leaves more questions than answers, making it virtually impossible to evaluate on any level. The idea behind the plan, according to Council spokesperson…

Make New Brunswick A Forestry Hub

March 17, 2008

Recently, the Leader of the Official Opposition, Jeannot Volpé suggested designating northern New Brunswick as a forestry hub. It’s an interesting concept and acknowledges the significant role forestry plays in many northern communities. The concept of a forestry hub exclusive to northern New Brunswick, however, requires an explanation. Without details on all that a “northern…

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