International Activities

Through the Forest Service's International Programs, employees are working to realize Chief Tom Tidwell's strategic goal of Applying Knowledge Globally.

International Visitors Explore National Wild and Scenic River

Photo of three international visitors posing for a photo in front of a bison in a museum.The Forest Service welcomed international visitors on the Flathead, the Clearwater and Salmon Rivers. During the trip staff and visitors had a chance to talk about legislation, river management plans, visitor use management systems, monitoring, science and trends in use and environmental conditions on these rivers. Read the entire story.

Interpretation for Natural and Cultural Sites in Belarus

Group photo of participants in BelarusForest Service specialists recently traveled to Belarus to provide technical assistance on interpretation for natural and cultural heritage sites. They led two workshops that provided opportunities for participants to engage in discussions about developing an professional network for interpreters and guides. Read the entire story.

Malawi Scoping Mission Identified Partnership Opportunities with African Parks

Aerial view of a burnt landscape and a firsh farm in the centerThe Forest Service has an International Programs (IP) office that works in 90 countries. Richa Wilson, Intermountain Region Heritage Program Leader (acting), went to Malawi, in Africa in September, 2016 for an IP scoping mission. The purpose of the two-week mission was to identify partnership opportunities with African Parks (AP), a nonprofit organization based in Johannesburg. Read the entire story.

US Fire Experts Support Fire Management in the Pantanal

Photo of a map that shows the vicinity of the Pantanal ReserveIn December 2016, the US Forest Service participated in a two-week technical assessment of capacity in wildfire preparedness and prescribed fire in the Pantanal region.  Prevfogo, Brazil’s Federal Wildland Fire Management agency coordinated the visit. Read the entire story.

Thirteen Day Wildland Fire North American Study Tour 2016

Photo of three men in a discussion on the edge of a meadow.Wildland Fire Managers from Australia and New Zealand visited Region 4 in September on a study tour.  Many important tools and technologies have been adopted based on information gained on these study tours, including the use of the Incident Command System in Australia and New Zealand, the exchange of research, and emergency operational assistance during severe fire seasons among the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Learn more about the 2016 study tour.

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