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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 Updates

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Forestry Department Makes Second Largest Lumber Haul
Pieces  of seized Blue Mahoe Lumber in the Fergis Ramsay Forest Reserve in St. Ann

The Forestry Department has seized 855 pieces of Blue Mahoe lumber valued at more than $600,000 in the Fergis Ramsay Forest Reserve in St.

Forestry Department Using Ground-Breaking Technology to Grow Tree Seedlings

The Forestry Department is leading the region in the production of the most diverse assortment of forest species utilizing shade house technology.

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Forestry Department Increases Monitoring in Lucky Valley Forest Estate

The Forestry Department has increased its level of monitoring and patrolling in the Lucky Valley Forest Estate in St. Andrew with the aim of deterring individuals who may wish...

Environment Minister Calls for More Sustainable use of the Country’s Forest Resources

Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Robert Pickersgill is calling for a more sustainable use of the country’s forest resources. He says Jamaica’s forest...


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