Institute highlights of 2021

Despite the ongoing challenges of the global pandemic, the Institute has had another remarkable year. We have picked out some of this year’s highlights: 122 new members joined in 2021 1960 members and growing 42 applications for chartered status Embracing the digital space We continued to support members’ Continuous Professional Development through online learning opportunities. […]

Institute skills paper engaged with by all four UK governments

Last month, we sent our position paper on the forestry skills crisis to leaders across the country. The paper cited projected workforce shortages, a crisis in further and higher education and the lack of awareness of careers with trees. We stressed the urgent need for action and offered solutions to address the issues that will […]

New Environment Act passed into law

According to Defra, the UK’s new environmental legislation leads the way on a global level, aiming to improve air and water quality, tackle waste, increase recycling, halt the decline of species, and improve our natural environment. Specifically, the Environment Act will deliver: Long-term targets to improve air quality, biodiversity, water, and waste reduction and resource […]

Executive Director meets natural and built environment CEOs

After a pledge for more collaboration between professional institute’s at the Trees, People and the Built Environment 4 conference at the start of the year, our Executive Director, Shireen Chambers MBE FICFor, has attended a six monthly meeting with CEOs from the natural and built environment sectors. Shireen was joined by Sue Morgan from the […]