Fisheries and Land Resources
September 21, 2018

National Forest Week Events to Highlight Importance of Forest Research

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are encouraged to reflect on the importance of the province’s valuable forest resource – and the people who care for and manage it – during National Forest Week, September 23 to 29. This year’s theme is Research Forests: Canada's Living Laboratories.

Forest research is vital to increasing our knowledge of climate change, biodiversity, forest management, and best practices, and helps build a greener future by contributing to healthy, vibrant and productive forests across the country.

To recognize Canada’s rich forest heritage and the importance of this valuable renewable resource, the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources is hosting Explore Forestry Day on September 26 at Margaret Bowater Park in Corner Brook. This interactive, outdoor event is a unique opportunity for elementary school students to learn more about how our province’s forest resources are managed. A tree dedication ceremony will also be held during Explore Forestry Day to mark National Tree Day.

Explore Forestry Day is supported by partners including the City of Corner Brook, Canadian Institute of Forestry, Association of Registered Professional Foresters of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Forest Safety Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, Resource Innovations Inc., Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Ltd., and Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Forest Service. A National Tree Day tree-planting event will also be held in Bannerman Park in St. John’s on September 26.

“Forests are essential not only to Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy, but to our culture and heritage. The people of this province have a long-standing connection to the forest – it’s the place where we work, play and live. During National Forest Week, I invite all Canadians to learn more about Canada’s forest heritage, the research and development initiatives that sustain this valuable and renewable industry, and the dedicated professionals who work to protect and manage this important resource.”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources

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National Forest Week information and event schedule

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Media contact
Linda Skinner
Fisheries and Land Resources
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