Our forests, our communities, our future

Forest Biomass Feedstock Workshop

Fredericton, N.B.

The potential of forest biomass as a source of renewable energy has resulted in increased demand for this material which can include tops and branches of trees left after timber harvests, poor quality trees, trees removed during land clearing operations, and wood residues produced by sawmills.

Feb. 24, 2009 Fundy Model Forest hosted a workshop to examine issues related to the sustainable supply of biomass from New Brunswick forests. The workshop provided information, described tools to predict the availability of sustainable supplies of biomass feedstock and identified gaps in knowledge that need to be investigated.

The presentations given by the six speakers are available here in video format. Continuing education credits have been assigned to these videos by the Association of Registered Professional Foresters of NB and the Canadian Institute of Forestry (New Brunswick). For information regarding these credits, please visit www.arpfnb.ca or contact the association at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The presentations are also available on the DVD, “Forest Biomass Workshop”, by request from the Fundy Model Forest by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by filling out the order form on this site.

The full workshop agenda is available here.

To view a video, click on the title. 

  1. Biomass Energy – an International Perspective
  2. New Brunswick’s Crown Forest Biomass Harvesting Policy
  3. Building an index of site suitability to forest residue removal
  4. Mapping Tool for Biomass Harvest
  5. Design and implementation of bio-energy strategies into forest management scenarios for Crown land in New Brunswick
  6. Potential Links between Biomass Harvest and Biodiversity



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