National Forest Week Events to Highlight Importance of Forest Research

National Forest Week runs from 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.