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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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Milestones in Our Development
Forestry Department staff of 1942

The Forestry Department is the Executive Agency charged with managing and conserving Jamaica’s forest resources, particularly those found on Crown

2.5 Billion Dollar Budget Support for Forest Sector

The Forestry Department is set to benefit from a budget support programme of approximately $2.5 billion from the 11th European Development Fund. The money will be used to...

Forestry Department Launches Mural Competition

The Forestry Department is targeting secondary and tertiary level students to enter its Mural Competition as part of its 80th Anniversary celebrations and public...

Special Recognition for Longest Serving Conservator of Forests

CEO & Conservator of Forests, Miss Marilyn Headley, has received special recognition for the transformative role she has played in the Forestry Department’s 80 year history...

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