Employee directory

Derek MacFarlane

Regional Director General
Atlantic Forestry Centre
1350 Regent Street, P.O. Box 4000
Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5P7

Tel.: (506) 452-3508


Derek MacFarlane is Director General for Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service, Atlantic Forestry Centre (AFC). He is responsible for all aspects of operations as well as human and financial resources for both the Fredericton and Corner Brook sites. Mr. MacFarlane joined the Canadian Forest Service in 1985, after working with J.D. Irving Woodlands as an operational forester and the YSC Forest Products Marketing Board as a silviculture manager. He worked as a forestry officer from 1985 to 1990, forest economist from 1990 to 2001, and science director from 2001 until 2011, when he was appointed Director General.

Mr. MacFarlane is a member of the New Brunswick Association of Registered Professional Foresters and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in forestry from the University of New Brunswick.


BScF, MF, University of New Brunswick


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