WOOD PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION
The Private Wood Producers Association of Southern New Brunswick was formed in 1964, by the late Canon William E Hart and other wood producers in the area. Their objectives were to help wood producers receive a fair price for their forest products, promote good forest management and encourage the production of quality forest products from private woodlots.
WOOD CO-OPERATIVE "JOIN HERE"
The SNB Wood Co-operative Limited was formed in 1974 to become the business arm of the Wood Producers Association. The Co-op obtained contracts and bought forest products from its members to be resold to industries. By combining the many small volumes of individual woodlot owners in a single larger volume, the Co-op was able to negotiate better prices for its members.
To join your local woodlot owner co-operative, please apply in writing to the Board of Directors. The Co-op is managed by a Board of nine Directors.
In 1986, the Co-op built a new office just south-west of Sussex, off Highway No. 1. on the Drurys Cove Road.
SNB Forest Products Marketing Board was formed in 1979. It represents over +8000 private woodlot owners, and replaces the functions of the original Association.
Every person who owns or controls a private woodlot of 25 acres (10 hectares) or more is legally considered to be a woodlot owner. Every woodlot owner has a vote in the business of the Board at the annual meeting and in the election of directors at local meetings.
The Marketing Board has legal powers to negotiate the terms of sale of forest products. It represents the owners of approximately 1 million acres (404, 000 hectares) of forest land in the Counties of Albert, Kings, Queens, Saint John, and the parish of Salisbury in Westmorland County.
The Marketing Board is divided into seven zones (see map below). There are 36 Parish Directors positions on the Local Board. To give fair representation to all woodlot owners, one director from each zone is elected to the Executive Committee, along with two at large, being elected by the Local Board after the Annual General Meeting, for a total of nine. The Executive Committee often meet several times a year and provide recommendations to the Local Board for their consideration. Full Board meetings are held three to four times a year. Annual Zone Meetings are held in each of the seven zones in the spring.
Natural Products Act
SNB Regulation 2005-146
SNB Wood Co-operative Ltd.
13 Drurys Cove Rd.
P.O. Box 4473
Sussex, New Brunswick, E4E 5L6
Phone: 1-506-433-9860 / 1-888-762-1555
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