Southern African Institute of Forestry

The SAIF is a professional association of forestry related professionals geared towards delivering a professional service to forestry.
Our mission is to assist members to achieve excellence in the practice of forestry, to promote growth and sustainability in the industry whilst being responsible as custodians of a sensitive environment.
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Our Publications

Our first newsletter for 2018 has been sent to members and is on our website saif.org.za/downloads/newsletters/January-2018.pdf

Find out more about the significance of the number 50, the largest trees on earth, forest distribution change in Table Mountain National Park during the 20th Century, SAFCOL’s Kaapschehoop Hiking Trail and "Why if it feels wrong - then it probably is!"
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Check out the latest (December) SAIF Newsletter - with more on the Photo Competition Winners, Forest pest updates, Musings from the Top of Table Mountain - the 7 headed snake and other legends, and more... saif.org.za/newsletters/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Announcing our winning photos for 2017 - congratulations to (1st place) Brett Hurley (FABI), (2nd place) David Hockly (ICFR)& (3rd place) Izette Greyling (FABI).

Brett's beautiful winning photo is entitled "Megarhyssa nortoni - enemy of my enemy".

The top 14 photos chosen by our judges will be used in the 2018 SAIF Calendar which will reach members early in January. We will also feature these in other SAIF media so watch this space.

Thank-you to all who submitted photos - this year's entries were our best ever.
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Forestry South Africa (FSA) has released the third version of its Environmental Management Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations in South Africa in an electronic format which can be found on the FSA website (forestry.co.za)

The objective is to provide updated guidelines for the management of plantation forestry in order to minimise the impacts of operations on the physical environment.
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Catch up on SAIF happenings in our latest newsletter saif.org.za/newsletters/ ... See MoreSee Less

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