This Award program recognizes students and recent graduates who have actively engaged in forestry or natural resource management and have demonstrated a passion for the environment and a desire to solve complex problems. A total of 4 award-winners, 2 from Canada and 2 from the United Kingdom, will take part in an international forestry student exchange program each summer. Participating students will work at meaningful employment in their partner country, which will offer a broad range of interdisciplinary forestry experience in policy, planning and field work. This could include aiding in harvest prescriptions, high value conservation area determination, harvest block and road layout, silviculture-related data collection, modelling and analysis, or science and research support, along with urban forestry management, tree planting and nursery husbandry, or gaining a better understanding of how forestry NGOs and government work. If possible, individual participants will be given the opportunity to work for multiple employers during the exchange.
This program connects future forestry leaders with all the resources required for success—providing unique experiences and opportunities, and empowering participants, while significantly contributing to employers and host countries alike. Award recipients receive a bursary of CAD $12,000 total (CAD $6,000 from TD Bank and CAD $6,000 from employers). Participants cover their own expenses including flights, accommodation, local transportation, food, insurance and incidentals. In addition, participants are asked to maintain a blog during the exchange and produce an article after the program finishes.
Click here for additional information on last years award and recipients.
For Canadian Applicants:
To be eligible for this award, you must be a member of the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
In order to apply for this award, applicants must: be a Canadian citizen, age 30 or under, and able to travel to the United Kingdom. Applicants’ studying/recently graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution:
- Students who have spent at least 3 years in an accredited university forestry/natural resources management program, i.e. 3rd or 4th year students, or;
- Students in a Master degree program in Forestry, or;
- Students in a college forestry/natural resources technical program (must have finished one year).
- Immediately following graduation from an accredited university forestry/natural resources management program, or;
- Immediately following graduation from a Master degree in forestry, or;
- Immediately following graduation from a college forestry/natural resources technical program.
For UK Applicants:
To be eligible for this award, you must be a student member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters.
In order to apply for this award, applicants must be a citizen of the United Kingdom, age 30 or under and able to travel to Canada. Students who have spent 3 years in a forestry, arboriculture or natural resources programme at a higher educational level within the UK, would be eligible to go on the exchange after:
- The 2nd year of a 3 year degree or 3rd year of a 4 year degree course, or;
- On graduating with a degree, or;
- On graduating with a Master degree.
Further information for UK applicants can be found on the Institute of Chartered Foresters website here.
HOW TO APPLY
The Award applications and deadline for submission are now closed for this year. Thank you for your interest.
2016-2017 Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award Recipients
Congratulations to the 2017 Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award recipients! Theresa Reichlin from the University of Toronto and Reginald Eddy from Fleming College were selected among talented competition as the Canadian recipients, while Daniel Haslam and James Broom from the University of Cumbria, were selected among top United Kingdom applicants.
The following employers are providing summer internships to award recipients for the summer of 2017:
Strategic Natural Resource Consultants – SNRC is one of the leading natural resource consulting companies in coastal BC, specializing in forestry and environmental conservation.
Algonquin Forestry Authority – Based out of Huntsville, Ontario, the AFA is the Crown Agency that undertakes a wide variety of activities to ensure sustainable management of the forests in the well known provincial park.
Pryor and Rickett Silviculture – Based in the UK, Pryor and Rickett Silviculture manage 20,000 hectares of woodland stretching from Buckinghamshire to Cornwall, and Wales and the Marches.
AT Coombes Associates Ltd, are based near Norwich in East Anglia and provide a range of forestry and arboricultural services throughout England for a wide variety of clients.