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Society of Irish Foresters

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The Society of Irish Foresters


The Society of Irish Foresters was founded in 1942 ‘to advance and spread the knowledge of forestry in all its aspects’. It fulfils this role by organising field days, study tours, workshops, lectures and symposia. The Society also publishes “Irish Forestry”, the sole technical publication on forestry in Ireland, a bi-annual newsletter “The Irish Forester”, policy position papers, and other books of both historical and technical interest.

The Society of Irish Foresters represents the interests of more than 700 members, predominantly professional foresters, but including, through its associate and student membership a wide cross-section of people involved or with an interest in the forest and timber industry.

The Society of Irish Foresters places great emphasis on promoting professional standards in forestry among the public, and the regulation of the forestry profession. To this end, members of the Society of Irish Foresters are bound by its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. The Society of Irish Foresters also influences forestry education in Ireland with a view to maintaining the highest professional standards. A system of Continuous Professional Development (CPD)  is maintained for its professional members.

The Society of Irish Foresters is committed to the provision of an appropriate range of services to members. This includes the provision of group indemnity schemes and the representation of members’ interests to policy makers.

The Society is a non-profit organisation and a registered charity.

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