Non-Timber Forest Products

A commonly accepted definition of non-timber forest products is any goods derived from forest plants or animals, other than timber or firewood. This definition encompasses a great number of possible products!

The forests of New Brunswick have been managed for resources for many years. Historically, most of the products harvested from our forests were logs and pulpwood. 


“Increasingly however, forests are being considered useful for more than timber products.  Clean air and water, crucial for our planet's health, originate in forests.  Forests are also important sources of biodiversity and support populations of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fungi, lichens, bacteria and other forms of life.


Forests have aesthetic and spiritual values, too. Many people use forests for recreation and for "getting away from it all."“ **


In Spring 2022, the NBFWO was chosen to receive funding from the GNB Environmental Trust Fund for a 3-year project in collaboration with renowned NTFP expert Dr. Ron Smith.


Keep an eye here for more details to come!





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