Jasen Golding

Teaching Professor, Forest Lands Manager


Forestry and Environmental Management

Forestry/Geology 302A


1 506 452 6368

Academic interests

  • Shade tolerant hardwood management
  • Alternate or non-traditional harvest techniques
  • Forest Operations Planning

Brief biography

Jasen joined the faculty in 2005 after working in the private sector as Operational Superintendent with an industrial forestry company. He brought a wealth of practical experience to the Forestry and Environmental Management program and specializes in management planning and forest operations. Jasen has a BSc. Biology from Dalhousie University, BSc. Forestry and Environmental Management, and Masters of Forest Engineering from UNB.

Jasen works closely with industry partners, private woodlot owners, and local marketing boards to offer his student relevant field training. He feels strongly about students gaining hands on, real world experience when developing management plans for various clients. He was the 2013 recipient of the Alan P. Stuart Award for Excellence in Teaching.

As Forest Lands Manager, he is responsible for over 3600 hectares (9000 acres) of forested lands owned by the University and manages them for various values. The number one priority for the land us is for teaching and learning, followed by research. Other land uses include forest harvest, road construction, and inventory growth and yield in in some circumstances, recreation for the community at large. He also provides professional consulting activities, to various government and private agencies. When time permits, he is an avid outdoorsman enjoying fishing and hunting.

Courses taught

  • Engineered Systems and Structures in Natural Environments
  • Forest Operations
  • Silviculture & Stand Intervention
  • Advanced Silviculture
  • Management Practicum

Selected research

Response of tolerant hardwood stands to partial-cut harvesting in the Acadian forest: A synthesis of current knowledge and future perspectives. John A Kershaw, Jr., Marek Krasowski, Thom Erdle, Jasen Golding, Lee Salmon, UNB Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management