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The Environmental Policy Forum sets out priorities for the next UK Government

Ahead of the UK General Election on 4 July, the Environmental Policy Forum (EPF) has outlined the environmental priorities the next government must implement with urgency during its time in office. A coalition of professional bodies and learned societies, the EPF was established to promote environmental sustainability and resilience for the public benefit. The Institute […]

Three key figures in forestry awarded Institute Honorary Fellowships

We are delighted to have awarded three Honorary Fellowships of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. Sir Nicholas Bacon KCVO OBE FICFor (Hon) – Raveningham Estate Sir Nicholas Bacon is a respected leader and advocate for plant health, biosecurity and environmental sustainability. He is the chair of the Plant Health Alliance, a group of professionals from […]

New measures for East Anglia after confirmed Ips typographus outbreak

Please see the below update from the Forestry Commission on the introduction of new plant health requirements following confirmation of eight-toothed spruce bark beetle findings in Suffolk and Norfolk. Woodland managers, landowners and the forestry industry are encouraged to remain vigilant as the Forestry Commission announces an expansion of the current Ips typographus demarcated area […]

Applications open for second Emerging Leader Programme

Following on from the huge success of the first widely-acclaimed Emerging Leader Programme, the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) is delighted to open applications for the second round of this exciting leadership series that aims to develop the skills of both existing and aspiring leaders in our sector. Developed in partnership with Clore Social Leadership, […]

John Risby FICFor Awarded the Institute’s Medal

We are delighted to announce that John Risby FICFor has been awarded the Institute’s Medal, our highest award, for his long-standing commitment to professional excellence in forestry. The son of a forester from Argyll, John has worked for the Forestry Commission – now Scottish Forestry – throughout North Scotland, including as Forest District Manager Lochaber, […]

Trees for People, Place and Nature: A Call to Action

As the Royal Chartered body for professionals working with trees in the public, private and third sectors, we represent a broad range of those working in trees including foresters, arboriculturists, environmentalists, and researchers. With the next general election taking place on 4 July 2024, we are calling on the next government to commit to working […]

Meet our new Council Members

Following our online Council Elections in May 2024, the following candidates have been successful and will be appointed onto the Institute’s Council at our Annual General Meeting on 21 June 2024. Fellows Martin Glynn FICFor CEnv Independent Consultant Biography Martin is an independent Chartered Forester based in North Yorkshire working on a range of forest […]

Bangor University to celebrate 120 years of forestry teaching

One of the oldest “forestry universities” in the UK – and the first to offer a degree in forestry – is celebrating 120 years of forestry teaching. Bangor forestry graduates and staff will be celebrating the 120th anniversary over the weekend of 6 and 7 September 2024. Visit this page for more information and to […]

Institute welcomes four new Fellows

The Institute’s Professional and Educational Standards Committee has approved the promotion of four new Fellows. David Hay FICFor – Woodland Officer (Moray) & STEM Ambassador, Scottish Forestry David has been a member of the Institute for 23 years and was shortlisted for the Professional Forester of the Year award in 2023 for his service, commitment […]

Attend our Annual General Meeting 2024

We are holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) online on Friday 21 June from 12:00 to 13:00. We invite all members to attend to hear about the Institute’s priorities, recent work and to vote on resolutions – only Fellows, Professional Members and Technical Members are eligible to vote. Online voting has now closed. Register to […]