We increase understanding of forest, grassland, aquatic, riparian, and wetland systems; their linkages; and the effects of managing these systems.
We create knowledge about forest, grassland, aquatic, and wetland systems, including these systems’ dynamics and current threat spectrum. We study these systems and build knowledge about them to benefit land managers, policy- and decision-makers, regulators, and the public. Our research explores basic and applied questions about biological and physical aspects of forest organisms and ecosystems. Our work supports science-management partnerships vital to meeting society’s goals for forest goods and services.
Program scientists and staff work within and across research teams, programs, and stations, and with many academic, public agency, private, tribal, and nongovernment organization collaborators to develop basic and applied information needed to answer a wide range of resource management questions. Our work and integration with partners forms a foundation for applied work at multiple scales.