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

No Surprises with Survey Results

March 3, 2008

(Fredericton, NB) – The New Brunswick Forest Products Association (NBFPA) says there were no surprises in the recently released public survey on forest management in New Brunswick. Association President and CEO, Mark Arsenault, says the survey clearly illustrates the deep appreciation New Brunswickers have for working forests, and the need for industry to develop new…

State of the Forest Report Indicates Forest Industry is Making Big Improvements

December 16, 2007

FREDERICTON – On December 15, 2006, the Minister of the Department of Natural Resources, Donald Arseneault, released the second annual State of the Forest Report. Mark Arsenault, President of the New Brunswick Forest Products Association is pleased to see that since the last report the forest industry’s performance on Crown land has definitely improved. “The…

Moratorium Will Cripple Forest Industry

November 2, 2007

The call for a moratorium on the movement of Crown wood to mills in the province will cripple an already ailing provincial forest industry, claims New Brunswick Forest Products Association President and CEO Mark Arsenault. Arsenault is confused by the call for a moratorium and wonders why the Coalition is so quick to sacrifice the…

NBFPA Welcomes Announcement

August 30, 2007

Fredericton – The New Brunswick Forest Products Association (NBFPA) welcomed the recent announcement by the province’s Natural Resources Minister Donald Arseneault to assist workers and communities affected by recent mill closures. New Brunswick’s forest industry has been hit hard in recent months with a strong Canadian dollar, high energy and wood costs, global competition and…

Why New Brunswick needs to grow 25% more wood in 20 years

July 24, 2007

Why New Brunswick needs to grow 25% more wood in 20 years. Currently, the forest industry is facing unprecedented challenges. The high value of the Canadian dollar, global competitiveness, a down turn in the US housing market and high energy costs have all contributed to a very difficult business climate for investment that ultimately challenges…

Canada’s New Government Invests Over $2.8 Million in the Fight Against the BSLB

July 7, 2007

GREEN HILL, NS – Canada’s New Government will invest $2.84 million over the next three years to defend Nova Scotia against the threat of the brown spruce longhorn beetle. The new funding was announced today by the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Minister MacKay was…

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