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bullet2 New Zealand Institute of Forestry

PO Box 10-513

The Terrace

Wellington 6143

New Zealand



Type:  professional forestry body   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  central


An organisation with a proud history, the New Zealand Institute of Forestry was founded in 1927 to provide a forum where those involved in forest management, utilisation, research and consulting could exchange ideas and information and keep up to date with industry trends.

As well as the stimulus of debate and the fellowship of colleagues, the Institute encourages the highest standards of ethical and professional performance amongst its members. Today this role is even more vital in an industry that has continued to evolve and grow almost beyond recognition since its earliest days.

New Zealand Institute of Forestry membership is an acknowledgement of high levels of competence through education, experience and ability and is evidence of a member's commitment to professional practices and values.

For its part, as an organisation the Institute is committed to serving the practice of forestry and the wider community through education, accountability and its codes of ethics and performance standards. Increasingly it fulfils a quality assurance role, setting the benchmark for professionalism and the quality of advice and practice by which members and others in the profession are measured.