• Organization TypeGovernment
  • HeadquartersJamaica

Forestry Department (Jamaica)

Vision Jamaica: a country where we value our forest ecosystem and use its resources in a responsible manner. Mission Manage our forests in an effective and responsible manner for the benefit of current and future generations. Goal The Goal of the Agency is: “Manage and conserve the forest ecosystems of Jamaica for the benefit of present and future generations.” Mandate The Forestry Department is established and mandated by the Forest Act 1996 to: Support the sustainable management of forests on Crown lands in forest reserves and estates; and the effective conservation of the said forests; Direct and control the sustainable utilization of forest resources by the introduction of adequate systems for renewal of those resources; Implement the National Forest Management and Conservation Plan; Promote the development of forests on private lands. Promote, establish and maintain a forest research programme with a view to: Enhancing forest management and development; Identifying and obtaining silvicultural data to be used in improving financial yields of species important to the national economy; Ensuring reforestation of suitable lands; Establishing and promoting public education programmes to improve understanding of the contribution of forests to national well-being and national development; Establishing and maintaining recreational facilities in such forest estates as may be designated for that purpose; Promoting agroforestry and social forestry programmes for the benefit of farmers, schools and any other interested persons, or groups of persons; Determining, with the approval of the Minister, fees for licences or permits granted under the Act or any other services rendered by the Agency; Preparation of forest inventories and the demarcation and maintenance of forest boundaries; Control and supervision of the cutting, harvesting, milling and sale of timber and other forest produce; Granting of licences and permits under this Act; Compiling information and statistics concerning the use of timber and other forest produce; Taking steps to enforce compliance with the provisions of the Act.  
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Staff at Forestry Department (Jamaica) have experience in


  • climate change
  • research & development
  • biodiversity
  • tertiary education
  • development


  • fiji
  • canada
  • costa rica
  • new zealand
  • australia


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Company Offices

  • Jamaica (headquarters)
  • Kingston
  • 173 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8