Nominations sought for sustainable forestry award

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Forestry institutes in Australia and New Zealand are seeking nominations of outstanding young forest professionals for The Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry.

The Award encourages dedication to the principles of sustainable forest management including policy, planning and practice, and sound science-based land stewardship.

One award is available to a member of the Institute of Foresters Australia (IFA) and one to a member of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry. Nominees must also be a citizen of those countries.

"Eligible recipients must either be a student or recent graduate, up to 30 years of age, from a forestry, natural resources or environmental science university or college program," IFA CEO Bob Gordon says.

"Importantly, recipients must be members of the Institute of Foresters of Australia or the NZ Institute of Forestry, thus demonstrating their personal commitment to lifelong professional development and their support of forest professionalism."

When selecting the winners the judges take various criteria into account: career achievement; public outreach and knowledge exchange; academics; memberships and affiliations; and involvement with the institute.

Nominations must be submitted by 1 May 2017.

Full eligibility criteria and nomination details are available from the IFA website:


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