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Partners and Cooperators

To find innovative solutions to practical challenges in managing and utilizing natural resources in our Nation’s forests and grasslands, Forest Service R&D partners with other federal and state agencies, universities, land managers, urban planners, industry leaders, tribes and non-governmental organizations. The Forest Service also has a long history of supporting extramural research through grants and agreements with those partners.

Partnerships are key to enhancing the rigor and impact of Forest Service science and effectively delivering it to end-users. Forest Service R&D and its partners co-develop and co-produce high-quality scientific research that informs planning, decision-making and management for many different land ownerships. Forest Service R&D and its partners deliver science and technology to end-users through a variety of mechanisms, including publications, patents, webinars, workshops, field visits, and coordination and participation in conservation education, citizen science and public outreach.

Partner Organizations

International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

IUFRO is a global network for forest science cooperation. It unites more than 15,000 scientists in almost 700 Member Organizations in over 110 countries, and is a member of ICSU. Scientists cooperate in IUFRO on a voluntary basis.

IUFRO's Mission is to promote global cooperation in forest-related research and to enhance the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees; as well as to disseminate scientific knowledge to stakeholders and decision-makers and to contribute to forest policy and on-the-ground forest management.

IUFRO's Stakeholders are research organizations, universities and individual scientists, NGOs, decision making authorities, forest land-owners and other people who depend on forests. For more information, visit: