Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry

The Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry is to recognize the achievements of two outstanding young forest professionals in Australia and New Zealand. This award is to encourage engagement in and dedication to, the principles of sustainable forest management including policy, planning and practice, sound science based land stewardship. Awardees must be committed to public outreach and knowledge exchange focusing on the wise use and conservation of forests and the ecosystems that they encompass.

The eligibility criteria for the award are as follows:

  1. One trophy will be awarded in each country each year. Although available annually, the trophy will only be awarded if a suitable candidate/nominee is judged to be eligible and deserving by the Institute’s nomination committee.
  2. Eligible recipients must either be a student or recent graduate and up to 30 years of age from a forestry, natural resources or environmental science university or college program, who has made outstanding contributions to their school and program, and to forest professionalism in general, within their community.
  3. Recipients must be members in good standing of their respective Institutes, thus demonstrating their personal commitment to lifelong continuing education and professional development, and their support of forest professionalism.
  4. The recipient can only receive the trophy once and must be a citizen of Australia or New Zealand



2017 Mr Jesse Mahoney (IFA)

2018 Ms Erin Hodgson (IFA)