Claire Glaister FICFor on the Value of CPD

Claire Glaister FICFor of GR Forestry Consultancy has been a member of the Institute for almost 20 years. She has written a blog highlighting the value of CPD in light of the recent statement from PESC. In these extraordinary times, we have found new ways of working, new ways of communicating and new ways to […]

UKWAS Review Announced & Call for Stakeholder Input

The beginning of a formal process to review and, if thought necessary, revise the UKWAS certification standard was announced on 1 July by the UKWAS steering group. The current 4th edition of the UK Woodland Assurance Standard, known as UKWAS 4, has been in effect since 1 April 2018 and in accordance with the UKWAS procedures, […]

Accelerating Woodland Creation – Conference Report

The Accelerating Woodland Creation conference on March 25 highlighted what should be done for England to fulfil a meaningful share of the UK’s ambitious goal of 30,000 hectares of new woodland per year until 2025. The UK Climate Change Committee has suggested that net zero will only be possible if this level of planting can be sustained […]

ELM Scheme Consultation Open

On Wednesday 24 June 2020, Defra reopened the Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme consultation, after it was paused in early April due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This scheme will transform the way foresters, farmers and other land managers are supported, replacing the payments and grants set up under the Common Agricultural Policy. The way in […]

SocEnv Podcast: Ross Weddle MICFor CEnv

Society for the Environment are currently running the podcast series ‘Interviews with Environmental Professionals’ which is designed to provide insight into the lives of environmental professionals. What drives them? How did they get where they are today? Why do they do what they do? Ross Weddle MICFor CEnv is a chartered, professional member of the […]

Urban Greening & Climate Resilience: Interview with Yvonne Lynch

It’s now less than 3 months until Trees, People and the Built Environment 4 – our triennial conference on urban greenspace. In advance of the conference we’ll be presenting a series of interviews with some of our featured speakers. This interview is with Keynote Speaker Yvonne Lynch, Urban Greening Strategist for the Royal Commission for […]

Urban Canopy Coverage: Interview with Andrew K. Koeser

It’s now less than 3 months until Trees, People and the Built Environment 4 – our triennial conference on urban greenspace. In advance of the conference we’ll be presenting a series of interviews with some of our featured speakers. Here we speak with Andrew K. Koeser of the University of Florida       Andrew […]

Welsh Apprenticeships Framework

Public Consultation Lantra are currently reviewing their Welsh land-based apprenticeship frameworks. Public consultations are now under way for the new draft frameworks for Agriculture, Land-based Engineering, Trees and Timber, Horticulture and Environmental Conservation. As part of the review, Lantra are looking for feedback from training providers, employers, employer organisations, trade unions and apprentices to get a […]

CPD & Career Development

Sam Brown MICFor, Forest Manager at Tilhill Forestry, reflects on the impact CPD has had on his career development. Members of the Institute are asked to provide evidence of continual professional development over a rolling three-year period.  This is an obligation of Professional membership but, most importantly, it’s key to maintaining, updating, and improving my […]

Interview with Professor of Environmental Economics

Ian Bateman

The Institute’s Marketing Manager, Hester McQueen, interviews Ian Bateman OBE FRSA FRSB as he prepares to address the Institute’s forthcoming National Conference, Trees, People and the Built Environment 4. Who is Ian Bateman OBE FRSA FRSB Ian Bateman OBE FRSA FRSB is a Professor of Environmental Economics and Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and […]