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Association of Consulting Foresters of Australia


Association of Consulting Foresters of Australia

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    CONSULTING FORESTERS                                             ACFA
    Nowadays, both the public and private sectors
     need access to independent, objective and non-political
        assessments of current and proposed forest activities
                                                                  A Division of the
             which are reliable and have the backing of a
                                                                Institute of Foresters
                  recognized professional association.
                                                                      of Australia

The use of consultants to undertake
specified tasks is now common in
                                                                                          Association of
many industries: consultants are able
to provide unbiased specialist inputs to
a particular project at competitive rates.                                                    Foresters
Forestry consultants may be employed                                                        of Australia
as individuals or may form part of a
team drawing on expertise from a range
                                                                                              Established in 1978 in
of members.                                                                                 response to the need to
                                                                  PO Box 7002               promote and protect the
                                                                  Yarralumla ACT 2600    credibility and competence
ACFA members ensure a high level of                               02 6281 3992 ph        of Australia's consulting
professional standards and are accredited                         02 6281 4693 fax                         foresters.
by the IFA RPF® Scheme.                                 

Forestry consulting solutions that work                                                                                                                 Download from the ACFA website:

for your business.                                                                                                                            

F O R E S T S – Developed by ACFA facilitators with stakeholders.
A V A L U A T I O N H A N D B O O K – Developed by ACFA members.                                                                                               C O N S U L T I N G S O L UT I O N S

                                                                                                                                                            • Execution of feasibility studies
                                                     A major concern for any professional association must be the setting and                               • Fire management and advice
                                                     achievement of standards by its members, and Association of Consulting Foresters of
                                                     Australia (ACFA) is no exception. This is all the more important as forest consultants                 • Financial analysis of forestry
                                                     provide critical services such as forest modelling, environment management and
CONTACT                                              process audit to government departments, paper manufacturers, private forest                           • Forest inventory and geographic
                                                     owners, sawmillers, panel manufacturers and forest management companies. This                              information systems
                                                     has been even more marked as plantation ownership has become privatized and                            • Forest valuation
AUSTRALIA                                            native forest management has become corporatized.
                                                                                                                                                            • Formulation and management of
                                                                                                                                                                overseas aid projects
EMAIL:                          ACFA members have established their professional credentials with years of
                                                     work in either government and/or private forestry businesses both in                                   • Industrial planning of forest based
PHONE: (02) 6281 3992                                                                                                                                           industries
                                                     Australia and overseas. ACFA Division assists members to maintain
PO Box 7002                                          standards and to run successful businesses.                                                            • Management of native forests
Yarralumla ACT 2600
Australia                                                                                                                                                   • Marketing, harvesting and utilization of
                                              setting standards:                                                                                                forest products
                                                                                                                                                            • Plantation management
                                              ACFA REQUIRES ITS MEMBERS TO                             ACFA SETS OUT TO HELP YOU BY                         • Preparing environmental impact
                                              •      Meet strict entry qualifications,                 •    Providing up to date lists of members and
                                                                                                                                                            • Research and Development
                                              •      Comply with a strict code of ethics                    their skills.
                                                                                                                                                            • Studies for government bodies/policy
                                              •      Hold stipulated business insurance                •    Providing personal profiles of members.             analysis and formulation
                                                     (particularly professional indemnity              •    Maintaining a recommended scale of fees.        • Trees on farms/Agro forestry
                                                     cover).                                           •    Providing details of consultants able to
                                                                                                                                                            • Training
                                              •      Undertake a continuing professional                    provide specific services.
                                                                                                                                                            • Effluent re-use through forests
                                                     development program which is auditable.           •    Ensuring an accepted methodology for
                                              •      Adhere to the rules of the Association.                forest valuation.

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