The New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF) is the representative body for forestry professionals in New Zealand. Established in 1927, we serve as a platform for the exchange of ideas, opinions, and information within the forestry community. Our primary goal is to assist members in achieving and upholding the highest standards in their field.

Membership in the NZIF is open to individuals involved in various aspects of forestry, encompassing forest management, utilization, processing, research, education, and consulting. Our interests span across forests utilized for timber production, conservation, recreation, biodiversity, carbon storage, erosion control, and water quality maintenance.

Central to our mission is the promotion of sustainable forestry practices in New Zealand. This includes ensuring the effective management of forests and fostering the growth and evolution of the forestry industry.

To maintain professionalism and integrity, all NZIF members are bound by a stringent Code of Ethics and performance standards. As an Incorporated Society, the NZIF operates under the governance of its Council, with representation across the country through Local Sections. Additionally, we oversee member registrations through our Registration Board to uphold standards within the profession.