ICF unlocking the potential of future foresters

Lisa Prior, Vice President of the International Forestry Students’ Association, has been confirmed for the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ (ICF) national conference in Oxford this April.

Lisa will talk about how we get the next generation to connect to the outdoors in a technology world, and how to involve them in their environment, no matter the weather! Lisa further strengthens Session 6 – ‘Inspiring the Next Generation’ on day 2. Her presentation will focus on shaping a world that appreciates forests.

With forestry a huge asset in helping global issues, are we ensuring that the next generation will continue the good work we have started?

The UK’s flagship forestry conference will hear from some inspiring young foresters about their career journey so far and thoughts on the future including Lacey Rose RPF, Co-Founder of Women in Wood and Forester at Country of Renfrew in Canada; Angelika Końko, 2050 Climate Group; and Jemima Letts, Bangor University and Founder of Tree Sparks.

The programme will be exploring opportunities and constraints in global forestry and sustainable developments goals; delivering economic, social and environmental benefits from the word’s forests; the role of professional foresters; and how we inspire the next generation.

ICF is delighted to announce that the Department of International Development (DID) and Joint Nature Conservancy Council (JNCC) have agreed to present at the ICF’s flagship conference. Julia Falconer, Senior Forestry Advisor at DID, joins the first session on day 1 – ‘Setting the Scene with Global Perspectives’ looking at the UK’s contribution on the world stage. Expert environmentalist and JNCC chair Professor Colin Galbraith heightens session 4 – ‘Delivering global environmental services from forests’ on day 2. Colin will be exploring the millennium ecosystem assessment with a focus on the importance of the world’s forest biodiversity.

The UK’s Role in Global Forestry will be opened by Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment (DEFRA), UK. Followed by a video from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

For further information and booking visit: www.charteredforesters.org/ukglobalforestry

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