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.

Our Goal

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

Recent Forest NB News

Local Governance Reform – Challenges and Opportunities

June 14, 2022

As local governance reforms continue to advance to meet the rapidly approaching January 2023 deadline for implementation of the strategic restructuring of local government entities, statements of public interest for land use planning, and property taxation adjustments it is becoming evident that there are real implications for private landowners and for industries. An impracticable draft…

Forest Sector Solutions: Balance & Innovation for the Future

May 16, 2022

If the last two years have shown us anything it’s that change is certain. The pandemic has certainly highlighted the challenges with our healthcare and education systems, and we are keenly aware of the need to build better services in the province. The rapidly rising cost of goods and services underscores how markets and supply…

Growing A Future For Our Communities

April 7, 2022

The vision for Forest NB – and all of our member companies – is to grow a future for our communities through renewable forests. But what does that really mean and what does it look like in action? In the coming months we’ll be sharing highlights for some of the things our members are doing…

2022 Forest NB Industry Forum- Registration Now Open

March 25, 2022

2022 Industry Forum Diversity, Digitalization, and Innovation in the Forest Sector May 11th & 12th Fredericton Convention Centre This year marks the 65th year for Forest NB (New Brunswick Forest Products Association) as the voice of forestry in the province.  Join us as we reconvene in person for an exciting and informative program focusing on…

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

February 25, 2022

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…

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