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    The IFA is Australia's only professional body for foresters and other forestry professionals.

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IFA News

VIC – IFA/AFG MOUNT COLE AREA FIELD TRIP

Date: Sunday 26 May 2019 Location: Mount Cole/ Beaufort (approx. 50 km W of Ballarat) Time: 10.15am – 4.00pm approx. An insightful day to see many aspects of sustainable forest...

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Forest Valuations – Taking a Broader Perspective - Seminar

Seminar & optional field day Date: Thursday 23 & Friday 24 May 2019Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania About: For the next workshop of the IFA Forest Valuation...

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ANZIF August 2019 - Call for papers

The Institute of foresters of Australia and New Zealand Institute of Forestry call for papers for our joint conference in August, 2019. Please submit a title and abstract of no more...

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IFA AGM - Monday 3rd September 2018

The IFA AGM will be held at University House, ANU, 1 Balmain Cres ACT 2601 on Monday 3rd September 2018 at 5.30pm. Notice of AGM, Agenda and Proxy Form as follows: Notice of AGM,...

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  • Registered Professional Forester Professional foresters
  • Association of Consulting Foresters of Australia Consulting foresters
  • Professional foresters

    The Registered Professional Forester (RPF) scheme is a formal registration system that offers quality assurance on people with forestry expertise. The scheme is administered by the Institute of Foresters of Australia and is available to members and non-members of IFA.

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  • Consulting foresters

    The Association of Consulting Foresters of Australia (ACFA) was established in 1978 in response to the need to promote and protect the credibility and competence of Australia's consulting foresters. ACFA now operates as a Division of the IFA and members are known both as ACFA members and consulting foresters.

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The Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry is to recognize the achievements of two outstanding young forest professionals in Australia and New Zealand. This award is to encourage engagement in and dedication to, the principles of sustainable forest management including policy, planning and practice, sound science based land stewardship. Awardees must be committed to public outreach and knowledge exchange focusing on the wise use and conservation of forests and the ecosystems that they encompass.
 
The eligibility criteria for the award are as follows:
1. One trophy will be awarded in each country each year. Although available annually, the trophy will only be awarded if a suitable candidate/nominee is judged to be eligible and deserving by the Institute’s nomination committee.
 
2. Eligible recipients must either be a student or recent graduate and up to 30 years of age from a forestry, natural resources or environmental science university or college program, who has made outstanding contributions to their school and program, and to forest professionalism in general, within their community.
 
3. Recipients must be members in good standing of their respective Institutes, thus demonstrating their personal commitment to lifelong continuing education and professional development, and their support of forest professionalism.
 
4. The recipient can only receive the trophy once and must be a citizen of Australia or New Zealand
 
Nominations for the Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry are now open. Please see eligibility criteria and 2018 nomination form below:
 
Nomination form - Nomination due date has been extended to Friday 13th July 2018
 
Awardees
2017 Mr Jesse Mahoney (IFA)
2018 Ms Erin Hodgson (IFA)

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