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Maritime College of Forest Technology

Maritime College of Forest Technology

Post Secondary Institute
Mail: 1350 Regent Street , Fredericton , NB, E3C 2G6
Street: 1350 Regent Street
Phone: 506-458-0199
The Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT), formerly the Maritime Forest Ranger School (MFRS) Fredericton, New Brunswick was established in April 1946 as a co-operative effort of the provincial governments of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and the wood-using industries of the two provinces. The original location for MFRS was on the grounds owned by the University of New Brunswick which housed Alexander College which is known today as the Fredericton Exhibition Grounds. In 1949 MFRS moved to its new location overlooking the Saint John River Valley. The MFRS stood alone at this location until the construction of the new campus 1986. This current campus is part of the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre and is presently shared with the Canadian Forest Service and Department of Natural Resources. In 1980 the college expanded to include a francophone campus in Bathurst, NB. The MCFT Bathurst faculty continue to train forest technicians in French to this day.  

MCFT has graduated over 3,300 students since 1946, and continues to produce quality graduates primed for work in the natural resource sector. They can be found in municipal, provincial, and federal government departments, working for NGO's and non-profits, operating their own private businesses, helping manage Atlantic Canada's forests as employees of lumber companies and mills, and monitoring unique ecosytstems as Parks Canada staff.  

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