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

Forest Industry Managing for Maple Syrup Ambitions at Own Risk

February 4, 2022

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…

Employment Opportunity -Executive Assistant

January 18, 2022

Fredericton, New Brunswick  Permanent Full-time (37.5 hours/week)   Forest NB (New Brunswick Forest Products Association) represents the majority of forest product manufacturers in New Brunswick, with the corporate vision to grow a future for our communities through renewable forests. As the organization’s Executive Assistant, you bring the organizational and administrative support necessary to assist the Executive…

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December 2, 2021

Canada’s commitment in signing on to the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use during COP26 to end global deforestation is an important one. Over 100 countries, comprising over 90% of the world’s forests, have committed to the efforts and funding to halt and reverse global forest loss and degradation by 2030.There is some…

Growing the Forest Sector Workforce

November 3, 2021

While it seems that the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the labour crisis for the forest industry, both here in New Brunswick and across Canada, the pending labour shortages have been on the horizon for some time now in Atlantic Canada. The New Brunswick Labour Market Outlook 2018-2027, released by Post-Secondary Education, Labour and Training (PETL),…

Economic Recovery and Climate Change: Forest Sector Contributions to a Low Carbon Economy

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September 7, 2021

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