News and Events

A section of the Cockpit Forest Reserve

The Forestry Department will be hosting a series of public consultations across the island to get feedback from stakeholders on the draft National Forest Management and Conservation Plan (NFMCP).

The NFMCP is the 10-year plan for the forestry sector which outlines key activities that will be undertaken by the Agency to help build a vibrant, sustainable and climate resilient forest sector.

General Information about Forest Trek 2017

Gourie Forest Management Area

Level of Difficulty: 7-Participants must be fit

The eighth staging of Forest Trek scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2017, is a 10 KM cross-country hike through the Gourie Forest Management Area in Manchester.

This year the Forestry Department offers two transportation options for participants who sign up for the group or individual packages.

Mangroves in Portland

The Forestry Department is reporting a 95.5 percent decline in swamp forest and is calling on Jamaicans to start valuing and protecting the island’s wetland resources which serve to reduce the risk of flood damage to houses, businesses and roads.  

Jamaica has dedicated the Dolphin Head forest reserve to be a part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) project. The dedication is one of 20 committed by countries across the Commonwealth to the initiative.