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 Gunnarsson

Project manager

eg@skog.is
+354 891 8643
Supervision of Landgræðsluskógar – Land Reclamation Forests

Hrefna Einarsdóttir

Office manager

hrefna@skog.is
+354 899 6833

Jón Ásgeir Jónsson

Project manager

jon@skog.is
+354 865 3080
Supervision of volunteers and skogargatt.is

Ragnhildur Freysteinsdóttir

Project manager

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

News

apríl 17, 2019 in News

A new agreement on the Land Reclamation Forest project signed

A new agreement on the Land Reclamation Forest project was signed on Monday, February 11. The agreement ensures the governments continued support for the project, whose aim is to re-establish…
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mars 16, 2019 in News

What tree is that? Identifying trees in winter

In honour of the International Day of Forests on March 21 the Icelandic Forestry Association, in collaboration with the Hafnarfjörður Forestry Association and the Reykjavík Botanical Garden, will host an…
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janúar 1, 2019 in News

Happy New Year!

The Icelandic Forestry Association wishes everyone a Happy New Year! Special thanks to all the forestry associations in Iceland – and all our other friends, partners and supporters – for…
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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