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President's Column 15 July 2019

I am delighted to announce that Russell Dale, Peter Berg and Peter Clark will constitute the Fellows’ Committee for the next two years. I would like to thank them for offering their time to help the Institute in this way, and Peter Clark for kindly agreeing to take on the role of convenor. And to thank our retiring Fellows’ Committee member Dennys Guild for his long service, Russell Dale for his work as convenor over the past four years, and Euan Mason for his work as Council member responsible for Fellows.


8:08 AM, 15 Jul 2019

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Institute News 15 July 2019

The latest news from the NZIF includes:

  • 2019 ANZIF Conference, Christchurch
  • Latest NZ Journal of Forestry is On-line
  • Applications open for NZIF Foundation 2019 Awards & Scholarships
  • NZIF Forest Policy Working Party
  • NZIF Valuation Standards Revision
  • Forestry Career Portal
  • Event: Southern North Island Local Section Wednesday 17th July 2019 5:30pm — 7:00pm – the real Simon Upton
  • Event: Forestry/Electricity Industry Coordination Meeting
  • Event: Joint NZIF / APPITA Annual Dinner Meeting
  • Event: Resource Management Workshop
  • MPI Sustainable Forestry Bulletin
  • Royal Society New Zealand
  • Australia & New Zealand FSC Newsletter
  • Event: 30th Anniversary of Pro Silva 2019
  • Event: XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019
  • Institute of Chartered Foresters (UK) 
  • Te Uru Rākau opens the second round of Forestry Scholarships
  • Changed Address?

7:59 AM, 15 Jul 2019


2019 ANZIF Conference 25 -28 August 2019

2019 ANZIF conference 25 - 28 August 2019

Registration is now open for the combined 2019 Australian and New Zealand Institutes of Forestry Conference (ANZIF), which has the theme:


This year’s conference theme is highly relevant on both sides of the Tasman. Your conference organising committee, made up of NZIF and IFA members, has secured the very best national and international speakers. Professional development courses will cover forest valuation, carbon forestry and leadership. The field trip will address topical issues in forest management.

8:02 AM, 15 Jul 2019

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In the News 15 July 2019

Forestry News from around the world and New Zealand, including: 

  • Dame Anne Salmond: From world wonder to disaster - New Zealand forestry must change
  • Log price slump catches forestry sector unawares
  • Out on a limb: How to fix New Zealand's flawed forestry policy
  • Wood products mitigate less than one percent of global carbon emissions (in all but timber-heavy countries)
  • Undercounting of Trees within farms skews climate change mitigation planning and reporting
  • Gorse for the trees: How one man brought back a forest (Woodlands as nurse)
  • One billion tree plan flawed, says climate scientist
  • Climate change: Trees 'most effective solution' for global warming
  • A New Report in Science “The global tree restoration potential"
  • Scientists alarmed by bark beetle boom
  • How a pine beetle is destroying the forests of the Canadian Rockies
  • A drier future sets the stage for more wildfires
  • Forestry firm hit in Tasman wildfires wants tougher fire-prevention rules
  • Climate change and deforestation together push tropical species towards extinction
  • Ireland: New strategy for forestry needed in climate plan (NZ parallels?)
  • New Forest Bill for Nepal: Opportunity for transformation
  • Nova Scotia – Ecological Forestry Forum updates stakeholders on changes to forestry industry – Fundamental Change
  • Brazil deforestation 88% higher in June than last year, data shows
  • Māori forest owners keen to add value
  • Forest harvest increases risk of runoff, flooding in parts of Nelson and Richmond
  • How good forestry makes for good fishing and other good things
  • Forestry company to consult public on access through their land in Marlborough
  • Government announces 70,000 trees to be planted around Waimea Inlet, near Nelson
  • Environmental expert reigns supreme at Top of the South Forestry awards
  • Forests can provide 20% of Irish climate solution – conference
  • 'We have to do more': Extinction Rebellion stage protest in Dublin against commercial forestry
  • 'We've been here before': The fight to survive B.C.'s rising mill closures
  • How should B.C.’s private forests be managed?
  • High-value opportunities exist to restore tropical rainforests around the world 
  • Huge seed mast could bring rat plague

8:23 AM, 15 Jul 2019

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