The harvest and growth of forests on Crown lands are guided by long-term forest management plans, which ensure that forestry activities are aligned with the long term social, economic, and environmental sustainability objectives set by the Government. Prepared by Registered Professional Foresters (RPFs), forest management plans consider forest growth and changes up to 80 years into the future. Updated every 5 years, these detailed plans consider sustainable harvest levels, silviculture treatments, habitat for fish & wildlife, fire and insect protection, recreation, watershed protection, and the road network.
Independent Studies and Publications on Forestry in New Brunswick
- First Report of the Standing Committee on Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship
- New Approaches for Private Woodlots; Reframing the Policy Debate
- Management Alternatives to New Brunswick’s Public Forest
- A balanced management approach for New Brunswick’s Crown Forest
- Public Views on Forest Management in New Brunswick; Report from a Provincial Survey