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FSC calls indigenous leaders to work with forest management

FSC Australia is seeking indigenous leaders to assist the national office to increase opportunities and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples (A&TSI) in all aspects of FSC forest management and supply chain in Australia. Working Group members will be remunerated a daily rate for engagement. Source: Timberbiz

Forests are important to the livelihood, culture and spirituality of indigenous peoples, and provide a critical source of income for many communities. Indigenous traditional owners have a unique, inherent right to be involved in decision-making about forests and plantations in their traditional country.

The broader Indigenous community, which includes traditional owners, have social, economic, health and environmental interests affected by the management of forests and plantations.

FSC Australia recognises that it needs to engage with traditional owner groups and indigenous communities to establish if and how they would like to be involved in operations of FSCA.

Written expressions of interest should be emailed to [email protected] by 15 March 2019.

Applicants are asked to address the key selection criteria detailing relevant experience.



  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Traditional Owners;
  • Sound knowledge of Indigenous communities and the issues that affect them, including social, economic, health and environmental issues;
  • Excellent written communication skills including experience in drafting reports.


Highly Desirable

  • It is desirable to have experience in forestry and/or environmental assessment processes;
  • Knowledge of government, corporate and philanthropic funding opportunities


ENQUIRIES For further information, please contact Policy and Advocacy Manager Julia Mylne [email protected]