Our Mission

  • Maintain and enhance our leadership role in producing and communicating knowledge that enables the sustainable management of the world’s forests
  • Educate tomorrow’s leaders in forest conservation science, forest ecosystem management, forest governance and policy, and biomass utilization by building upon our excellent interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach

Our Vision

A world where:

  • Forests are the essential component of a healthy, sustainable, socially just and prosperous society with resilient and adaptable social and ecological systems
  • Landscapes are structured to support trees, forests and living systems in and amongst human habitats
  • Degraded ecosystems are restored and intact ecosystems are preserved
  • People feel connected to nature and live with an awareness of their impact on the environment and its connection to their own health