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Forest Bioenergy in WA
John McGrath gave a topical presentation on Forest Bioenergy in WA - prospects and constraints at the recent 2017 IFA WA Division AGM held on 5th September. Please find the link to the presentation below:
Forestry Institute Board movements
Three vacancies on the Board of the Institute of Foresters of Australia were filled by election from four candidates at the AGM held recently in Cairns.
Newly elected (or re-elected) Directors are: Bob Gordon, Dr Stuart Davey, and Dr William (Bill) Jackson
Bob Gordon was also elected as National President to fill the vacancy created by resignation of Andrew (Rob) de Fégely from a position he held for six years, serving with distinction. Incoming National President Bob Gordon said, ‘I am humbled to be elected as National President for the Institute and acutely aware that a lot will be expected of me in order to live up to the expectations set by past President Rob de Fégely.
Gottstein Fellowships 2018
Every year the Gottstein Trust invites applications to submit a study program in an area considered to be of benefit to the Australian forestry and forest industries.
The 2018 Fellowships deadline closes next month on the 25th September 2017.
For more information check out the Gottstein Trust's Media Release
Further questions can be directed to: Kenia Schmitt
or at: (02) 6153 3044
Science Wins the Tasmanian Forestry Debate
The extension of the Tasmanian Regional Forestry Agreement for another 20 years is a tribute to the role of professional forest scientists in making sure that Australia manages its forests in accordance with solid facts rather than emotion. See Media Release
Bob Gordon, newly elected National President of the Australian Institute of Foresters has welcomed the extension saying, ‘The extension of the RFA provides certainty to the thousands of Tasmanians involved in the forestry industry in Tasmania including park managers, ecologists and timber workers.
‘The extension of the Regional Forest Agreement is testament to the ongoing work managing Tasmania’s sustainable forestry industry in the constant face of adversity and represents a victory for science.’
Media contact: Bob Gordon 02 6153 3044 or 0400 980 297