Who we are

Forestry Society of Kenya (FSK) is a membership organization of professional foresters in Kenya. It was registered in 1979 to provide a forum for professional foresters contribute to national development and environmental conservation issues.

FSK is the sole organization that represents forestry professionals and provides leadership to enable all members of the profession to achieve excellence in sustainable forestry and natural resources management.

It is an autonomous, non profit organisation whose vision is be the leader in promoting sustainable forest management practices, in gazetted, non gazetted forests and on-farm. It was created to strengthen professionalism in the sector, contribute to sustainable forest resource utilization and management, influence direction of national policy on environmental management.

The Society acts as the forest practice regulator and license all forest Practitioners in the country upon being satisfied by the practitioner has acquired the necessary knowledge to practice forestry.

Vision

To be the leader in promoting sustainable forest management practices

Mission

To build an effective society which promotes sustainable forest and resource management practices through partnership, advocacy, developing regulatory mechanism and providing advisory services.

Mandate

Our mandate emanates from the Forest Conservation and Management Act 2016. It is our duty to serve and protect the public interest in the practice of professional forestry. Making sure the forest professionals are competent, ethical and accountable to the association by setting and enforcing codes of conduct and standards of practice for our members, the public and advocating for and upholding the principles of forest stewardship.

FSK extensive experience specifically in East African, other countries in Africa and outside Africa, has provided the necessary exposure required by our range of clientele including your organization. Our professionals are well experienced and have successful track records in consultancy assignments nationally and internationally that makes then fit for the task.

Objectives

• Create public awareness on sound forest management practice.
• Build capacity of the general public and private practitioners on best forestry practices
• Strengthen professionalism in forestry
• Influence policy decisions on environmental and forestry management by being the link between research and policy
• Contribute to sustainable and effective forestry management through high impact research projects, partnerships, documentation of best practices and publications
• Link and strengthen forestry practices and community development

Core Values

• Professionalism
• Teamwork
• Quality and efficiency
• Customer care and focus.
• Innovativeness
• Integrity, transparency and accountability.
• Building partnerships

Why register with FSK?

Participate and contribute to professional forestry and environmental management and decision making in Kenya |

Enhance your capacity to influence debate on policies on how forest resources are utilized and managed


Participate and contribute to professional forestry and environmental management and decision making in Kenya |

Enhance your capacity to influence debate on policies on how forest resources are utilized and managed