Award for sustainable forestry announced

Canadian Institute of Forestry will annually present the Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry

MATTAWA, ON – The Canadian Institute of Forestry – Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is pleased to announce that His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales has recently approved that the Institute will annually present the Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry.

“We are honoured to receive this recognition from His Royal Highness,” says Mark Kube, president of the Canadian Institute of Forestry. “The selection process for the Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry will be rigorous and we will ensure its integrity and prominence in the years to come.”

To be eligible, candidates must either be a student or recent graduate (within five years) from a Canadian forestry, natural resources or environmental science university or college program, and must have made outstanding contributions to their school and program, and to forest professionalism in general, within their community. Eligible recipients must also be members in good standing of the Institute, thus demonstrating their personal commitment to lifelong continuing education and professional development, and their support of forest professionalism.

Consideration is also given to personal activity with respect to sustainable forest management as it relates to career achievements to date, volunteerism, leadership, citizenship, academics, extracurricular activities, and other professional accomplishments.

The first ever award will be presented this September at the Institute’s annual conference in Quebec City.

The CIF-IFC was established in 1908 and is one of Canada’s most respected forest conservation organizations. CIF-IFC members are dedicated to sound forest stewardship and sustainability across Canada and throughout the world.