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 15,000 people employed indirectly. New Brunswick exports more than $1.8 Billion of forest products annually, the second largest industrial export next to oil and gas.


Learn more about how our forests reprent 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

Forest NB Working to Address Labour Force Gaps

March 7, 2022

Like many other sectors, the forest industry is currently facing a shortage in labour force resources. This shortage is forecasted to increase dramatically over the next 10 years as New Brunswick’s significant aging demographic moves into retirement. Approximately 100,000 workforce vacancies are anticipated in New Brunswick during this time, and only some will be filled…

CFFO Announces Christopher Lee Memorial Scholarship

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To honour the memory and legacy of Christopher Lee and to celebrate his innumerable contributions to the advancement of social and economic development in communities across Canada, CFFO has established the Christopher Lee Memorial Scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded each year to a post-secondary student enrolled in a forestry-related discipline at a Canadian…

Change of Date for Forest NB’s Industry Forum

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Forest NB’s AGM will be hosted virtually on March 16, 2022. For more information, please contact

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The organization representing New Brunswick maple syrup producers have recently voiced their dissatisfaction with the pace at which additional public land leases have been made available to syrup producers. It is disappointing to see the New Brunswick Maple Syrup Association support a campaign that disparages existing forest product companies when they should be seeking opportunities…

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