Major international forest engineering award presented

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Dr Glen Murphy was presented with the International Forest Engineering Achievement Award at the 2021 Council on Forest Engineering (COFE) Conference held in September in Corvallis, Oregon. The award recognizes and honours significant achievements in forest engineering by individuals for outstanding service and sustained contributions to the profession through education, extension, research, development, or administration.

Thirty-five International Forest Engineering Awards have been presented in COFE’s 43-year history. Dr Murphy is only the second person in the southern hemisphere to receive the award.

Glen is a prolific communicator. Over his 47-year career he has written more than 220 publications and reports and has also been an invited speaker, trainer and consultant for numerous forestry meetings in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Fiji, South Africa, Uruguay and Chile.

The Council on Forest Engineering (COFE) is an international professional organization that fosters the development of forest engineering in industry, government, and in university teaching, research, and extension programs to promote the best methods of managing and operating forests. It was established in 1978.

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