Who We Are

The New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF) represents New Zealand's forestry professionals.

We provide a forum to exchange ideas, opinions and information. We encourage and help our members attain and maintain the highest standards of their profession.

Established in 1927, our membership is open to those who work in all aspects of forestry, including forest management and utilisation, processing, research, education and consulting.

Our interest includes forests that are used for timber production, as well as those used for conservation, recreation, biodiversity, carbon storage, erosion control and water quality.

We are focused on ensuring the sustainability of forestry in New Zealand – both the management of our valuable forests, and the health of our forestry industry as it evolves and grows.

We have performance standards and a robust Code of Ethics that all our members must follow to ensure they provide the very best of service.

The NZIF is an Incorporated Society, governed by our Council, represented around New Zealand by our Local Sections. We have a Registration Board to regulate our members’ registrations.

Our Governing Documents include our Rules and Code of Ethics.