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

Power Reprieve for Mills

July 6, 2007

(Fredericton) The New Brunswick Forest Products Association (NBFPA) welcomes today’s announcement by Victor Boudreau, Minister of Finance and Donald Arseneault, Minister of Natural Resources on the financial reprieve for provincial paper mills. The forest sector is an integrated value chain of people and communities – foresters, truckers, harvesters, sawmills and more. The paper mills are…

Forest companies need healthy woodlots

June 27, 2007

On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of the New Brunswick Forest Products Association, I would like to open a direct dialogue with all New Brunswick private woodlot owners, As the current crisis deepens the need to work together to deal with the global pressures facing our sector has never been greater. Weathering…

Forest Industry Gears Up for the Future

June 26, 2007

Fredericton, NB – With a forward looking agenda the New Brunswick Forest Product Association (NBFPA) showed optimism for the future during its 2007 SAGM. Over 75 members and industry representatives attended the event held at Kingswood Lodge in the provincial capital. The agenda for the day-long event included Business New Brunswick Minister Greg Byrne, Elizabeth…

Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle (BSLB) Voluntary Moratorium

June 18, 2007

In response to a decision taken at a special meeting of the Board of Directors held on June 7, 2007, the New Brunswick Forest Products Association unanimously supports a voluntary one-year moratorium that provides for the prohibition and/or restriction of movement of the BSLB and associated host spruce materials including: trees, logs, wood with bark…

Power Rate ‘Shock’ Threatens NB Industry’s Competitiveness & Viability

March 6, 2007

Amid speculation of a looming double-digit hike in electricity rates this year, New Brunswick’s manufacturing and resource sectors are calling for a longer term plan for dealing with NB Power’s debt and for greater certainty in future power costs. “A reliable, cost effective supply of electricity is essential to our competitiveness,” said CME’s energy committee…

New Brunswick Forestry Has A Future

March 1, 2007

The mandate of the Self-Sufficiency Task Force is to generate conversation and stimulate the free-flow of ideas on our future prosperity and independence in New Brunswick. Whether you agree or disagree with the recommendations, there remains one indisputable fact – the status quo for New Brunswick’s forest industry is no longer acceptable if we expect…

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