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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

News and Events

Forestry Department launches regulations for sawmills

Persons who operate sawmills or trade in or store locally produced lumber will now be required to be licenced by the Forestry Department.

Forestry Department seeks to declare new forest reserves

The Forestry Department has recommended the declaration of some 13 areas as forest reserves, as the Agency moves to provide greater protection for forest areas across the ...

Reforestation project wraps-up in Stephney-John's Vale forest reserve

A reforestation initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Stephney-John’s Vale forest reserve is now in the final stages of...

Farmers around Stephney-John's Vale forest reserve get training

Over 300 hundred farmers and residents living in and around the Stephney-John’s Vale Forest Reserve received training in the proper use and application of pesticides, as part...

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