Who are we?

The Icelandic Forestry Association (IFA) is a national umbrella organisation for local and regional forestry associations throughout Iceland, who together form one of the largest non-governmental organisations in Iceland. The IFA was founded in 1930, making it one of the oldest environmental associations in Iceland. The IFA is an advocate of all the forestry associations, guards their interests and speaks and acts on their behalf as needed. The goal of the IFA is to further the interests of forestry in Iceland and encourage all kinds of environmental improvements. Publishing and education form a large part of the IFA ‘s activities, but the IFA also supervises and plays a part in various specific forestry projects and provides guidance and information for its member associations, businesses and the general public.

Our people

Brynjólfur Jónsson

Director

bj@skog.is
+354 820 2113
Editor of Skógræktarritið – The Journal of the Icelandic Forestry Association

Einar Örn Jónsson

Einar Örn Jónsson

Project manager

ej@skog.is
+354 895-6061
Supervision of volunteers, editor of Laufblaðið

Hrefna Einarsdóttir

Office manager

hrefna@skog.is
+354 899 6833

Jón Ásgeir Jónsson

Project manager

jon@skog.is
+354 865 3080
Supervision of Landgræðsluskógar - Land Reclamation Forests and skogargatt.is

Ragnhildur Freysteinsdóttir

Project manager

rf@skog.is
+354 897 1010
Editor of Skógræktarritið, supervision of Yrkja and social media

News

október 12, 2019 in News

The Tree of the Year 2019

The Icelandic Forestry Association, in collaboration with Lambhagi, will nominate a Norway spruce (Picea abies) at Elliðaárhólmi as the Tree of the Year 2019. A nomination ceremony will be held…
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september 16, 2019 in News

Hafnarfjörður Forestry Association: The fungi in the forest

The Hafnarfjörður Forestry Association hosts a mushroom-picking walk through Höfðaskógur on Tuesday, September 17, starting at 17:30. The walk is guided by the natural scientist Helena Marta Stefánsdóttir. The walk…
Nánar
september 11, 2019 in News

A new forestry association – the Þórshöfn Forestry Association

A new forestry association, the Þórshöfn Forestry Association, was accepted this week as a member of the Icelandic Forestry Association. The Þórshöfn Forestry Association was formally founded on August 29,…
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Our work

Our publications

The association organises a variety of educational events, both by itself and in collaboration with others, and publishes an assortment of educational and informative material. Its regular publications are Skógræktarritið (Journal of the Icelandic Forestry Association) – the only journal focused on forestry in Iceland, a newsletter called Laufblaðið (The Leaf) and Frækornið (The Seed) – a small information leaflet dealing with specific topics, for example individual tree species. In addition to these regular publications the association has throughout the years published one-off or special publications, such as brochures related to specific projects or events.

Our areas

The association manages two forestry areas – in the Brynjudalur valley and at the Úlfljótsvatn farm, both about an hours drive from Reykjavík. At Brynjudalur the association has cultivated Christmas trees in a recreational forest setting for over a quarter of a century. The Úlfljótsvatn farm was bought by the association in 2011 and is co-owned with the Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Association and the Reykjavík Scouting Union.

Our projects

The IFA is a partner in or supervises several forestry projects, in collaboration with individual forestry associations and other organisations and funds.

The main projects that the association works on are Landgræðsluskógar (Land Reclamation Forests), Tré ársins (Tree of the Year), Kolviður (Iceland Carbon Fund), Opinn skógur (Open forest), Yrkja (Yrkja fund), Landgræðslusjóður (Land Reclamation Fund) and our volunteering programme.

The IFA has also participated in numerous other projects, both one-off projects and projects that ran for a limited number of years.

Our sponsors