AFWI’S $5 Million National Open Call For Forest Research
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AFWI’S $5 Million National Open Call For Forest Research

Applications are now open for research projects that will advance research and innovation in Australian forest and wood products. The first of four $5 million national open calls for forestry research projects opened today, aimed at establishing new high-value wood products, developed in Australia. The funding is part of the Albanese Government’s grant agreement with…

Forestry Australia Symposium: October 2024

Forestry Australia Symposium: October 2024

This year’s Forestry Australia Symposium will be held from Tuesday 29 to Thursday 31 October 2024, in Ballarat, Victoria. The Symposium is known as the premier Australian meeting for forest scientists, foresters and forest growers. The 2024 Symposium theme ‘Healthy and resilient forests for our future,’ will explore the concepts that underpin the science and…

New FWPA Webinar Series: Timber Industry & Housing for the Future

New FWPA Webinar Series: Timber Industry & Housing for the Future

The new FWPA webinar series addresses the ongoing housing challenges in Australia. These sessions are designed to support the forestry industry in response to supply chain challenges and planning for future housing needs. The forest and wood products industry plays a significant role in the Australian government’s plan to build 1.2 million houses in the…

Forestry Australia’s 2024 Fire Summit

Forestry Australia’s 2024 Fire Summit

2024 Fire Summit | Prescribed fire: Exploring science, culture and practice Australia is one of the world’s most wildfire prone countries, with wildfires severely impacting our environment, communities and economy. This is exacerbated by climate change and social change. What is working, what isn’t, and what do we need to do differently? Managers of public…

EOI: GF Hub Mid Rotation Management

EOI: GF Hub Mid Rotation Management

Proposal submissions are now open for the GF Hub Mid Rotation Management Project. Overall, this project needs to investigate how we can lower the cost of harvest and haulage for mid rotation management, and increase the price and market diversity for the product. For details about the project, see scope document here: https://gippslandforestryhub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/GF-Hub-Mid-Rotation-Management-Scope.pdf Submissions due…

EOI: GF Hub First Nations Engagement Project

EOI: GF Hub First Nations Engagement Project

Proposal submissions are now open for the GF Hub First Nations Engagement Project. The intent of this project is to increase Gippsland Forestry Hub’s contribution to the resilience and cohesion of regional communities, through the development of a framework and industry specific protocols to gain understanding of the best ways to meaningful engage. For details…

Gippsland Forest Dialogue: What’s Next Dialogue

Gippsland Forest Dialogue: What’s Next Dialogue

In September 2023, Gippsland Forestry Hub’s General Manager, Lesia Goodwin participated in the Gippsland Fores Dialogue’s ‘What’s Next’ Dialogue. Over the course of 3 days, the third Gippsland Forest Dialogue covered conversations on the future of Gippsland’s forests and forest dependent communities. In particular, exploring ways to support the aspirations of Traditional Owners, and other…

2023 ANZIF Conference

2023 ANZIF Conference

From October 15 to October 18, foresters, forest growers and scientists, and industry supporters from across the Asia-Pacific region converged at the Twin Towns Conference Centre in Coolangatta for the 2023 ANZIF Conference, a collaborative effort by Forestry Australia and The New Zealand Institute of Forestry. Under the theme “Embracing Our Natural Capital: The Science,…