Nurturing future forestry leaders


Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry

The Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry is awarded in partnership with the Canadian Institute of Forestry to recognize the achievements of an outstanding young forestry professional in Canada.

It encourages involvement in and dedication to the principles of sustainable forest management, science based land stewardship and public outreach that focus on the wise use and conservation of forests and the ecosystems they encompass.

To be eligible for the award, candidates must either be a student or recent graduate (within five years) from a Canadian forestry, natural resources or environmental science university or college program, and must have made outstanding contributions to the their school and program, and to forest professionalism in general, within their community. Eligible recipients must also be members in good standing of the Institute, thus demonstrating their personal commitment to lifelong continuing education and professional development, and their support of forest professionalism. Consideration is also given to personal activity with respect to sustainable forest management as it relates to career achievements to date, volunteerism, leadership, citizenship, academics, extra-curricular activities, and other professional accomplishments.

Prince of Wales Award for Sustainability list of winners

“I believe that Canada has a tremendous opportunity to develop its resources sustainably and I hope to encourage young Canadian leaders to do just that.”

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award

The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award, presented by The Duchy of Cornwall and The Canadian Institute of Forestry, recognizes young forestry professionals in Canada and the UK who are dedicated to sustainable forestry and demonstrate the skills to become of a future forest leader.

2016’s four award recipients received an international summer work exchange in their respective partner countries as well as a $12,000 CAD bursary.


Canadian Forestry AssociationCanadian Institute of ForestryTDDuchy of Cornwall