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International Opportunities

 

Forestry is an increasingly international profession, and 21st century Australian foresters are increasingly expected or wish to engage with opportunities and issues within our broader Asia-Pacific region.

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Career Events & Networking

Nobody can underestimate the importance of professional networks for developing your career and advancing ideas or projects in the workplace.

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Scholarships & Fundraising

The scholarships and fundraising project is one of the five primary strategic focuses of the Future Foresters Initiative.

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Professional Developement

The professional development project is one of the five primary strategic focuses of the Future Foresters Initiative.

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Gavin Livingston

LivingstonGavin Livingston

Gavin is currently undertaking research in the area of forestry operations and logistics as part of his Master’s degree in Forest Ecosystem Science at the University of Melbourne. Before commencing his Master’s degree Gavin completed a Bachelor degree in Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies at the University of Tasmania. Outside of his studies Gavin is a committee member of the Institute of Foresters Australia, Tasmanian division. He is passionate about the forestry profession with an interest in plantation management and has gained experience in the industry working with Forestry Tasmania and Norske Skog.

Michelle Freeman

MichelleMichelle Freeman

Working in forest management has given Michelle a diverse range of opportunities: She was an active member of the International Forestry Students Association (IFSA) during her undergraduate in Forestry and Science at the University of Melbourne; she is an ex-Board member of the Institute of Foresters; in 2013 was awarded the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award; and is a member of the Forest Industry Advisory Council (FIAC). She worked in a very rewarding Harvesting role at VicForests in Alexandra and is now casually employed as a Project Officer. Taking up much of her current time is the completion of her PhD investigating the effect of managed burning regimes on native tree growth and recruitment on the Tiwi Islands.

Erin Dowling

Erin Dowling

Erin Dowling 

Erin works for PF Olsen Australia as a Projects Forester based in at Head Office in Melbourne. She has completed a Bachelor of Horticulture and a Masters of Forest Ecosystems Science at the University of Melbourne. At PF Olsen Australia Erin is based within the Technical Services team who specialise in GIS, inventory, auditing, forestry systems and business processors. Through her work Erin has focused on the implementation of process improvement works for operational staff and safety of external contractors.

 

Leon Holt

  

Leon Holt

Leon works for the Victorian government in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. He is part of the Department's science graduate program, and has had roles in public land management, statuatory planning and timber haresting compliance. His studies as part of a Masters of Forest Ecosystems Science at the University of Melbourne have focussed on silvicultural systems in Mountain ash forest.