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If on hearing the word ‘forestry’, you immediately thought, ‘trees’ or ‘greenery’, you would have correctly guessed the core function of Jamaica’s Forestry Department. The Agency is the Government organization responsible for the management and conservation of the country’s forest resources.

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Forestry Department Wins Best Decorated Public Office Award
Photo credit: JIS   Office Services Officer, Forestry Department, Mrs. Gloria Anderson collecting winning trophy for the Best Decorated Office in the Public Sector by Acting Executive Director, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Mrs. Marjorie Leyden-Vernon (left) . At centre is Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Mrs. Alison McLean.

The Forestry Department wiped out its competitors to win the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Spirit of Independence Competition fo

Man fined $200,000 for illegally cutting trees in a Forest Reserve

A man has been ordered to pay fines and complete community service after he pled guilty to illegally cutting trees in a protected area and using a chainsaw in a protected area...

JMMB Adopts Over 2 Hectares of Land to Establish Forest Cover

The Forestry Department has partnered with the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) Group for the establishment of forest cover in the Silent Hill Forest Estate in Manchester....

Over 2000 trees planted for Earth Day 2016

The Forestry Department has partnered with several organizations across the island to plant more than 2000 trees in observance of Earth Day 2016 on Friday, April 22, 2016. The...

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