Fulfilling our long-term vision to sustain healthy forests

At J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) our role as stewards of the land is one of the most important we play. Our business begins with the forest.  

Irving Woodlands is JDI’s division dedicated to overseeing sustainable forest management, research and conservation and land holdings

Focused on rigorous land management and responsible stewardship, Irving Woodlands is guided by a 100-year Management Plan that preserves the environmental and ecological integrity of our land, air, water and wildlife.

We are committed to applying disciplined science, advanced technology and best practices while ensuring accountability through independent audits and environmental certification

All operations are regularly and independently audited according to ISO 14000 environmental standards and certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) forest certification.   In Maine, our woodlands are also certified under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C041515) program.

Our multi-faceted team at Irving Woodlands is involved in all aspects of forestry, including:

  • Nurseries and seed production
  • Tree planting and stand tending
  • Planning, modeling, growth and yield monitoring
  • Road construction and maintenance
  • Harvesting and transportation
  • Wood procurement and sales
  • Fish, wildlife, recreational and environmental management
  • Forest fire and other forest protection activities
  • Research, development and continuous improvement

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Irving Woodlands has over 2,000 employees and contractors, dedicated to research and conservation, and continuously improving our sustainable forest management plan. Career opportunities include:

  • Foresters
  • Tree planters
  • Technicians

Finding a better way

Irving Woodlands has a very active Tree Improvement initiative to ensure that we have well adapted, fast growing, high quality, pest-resistant, genetically diverse trees. This leading edge research has been awarded patents in Canada, the U.S. and Russia.

Planting as many as 25 million trees a year and over 1 billion trees since 1957, today it is the largest private tree improvement program in Canada.

Current Opportunities

Please click on the link below for a complete list of our current job postings.