Working Groups are communities of interest that help members connect with others interested in enriching forest science and practice through the development of educational programs and participation in research.
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Focuses on collecting, summarizing, evaluating, and applying information in the management and biological study of forests, including forest mensuration, statistical sampling issues, and inventory
Focuses on spatial technologies including data capture, processing, analysis, software, and management solutions that impact forest and natural resource management from rural to urban landscapes. This group will focus on the practical use of modern technologies that can provide lasting benefits for today’s forest managers as they respond to increasingly challenging and rapidly evolving demands.
Focuses on helping forestry professionals understand and address the issues confronting the nation’s private forest landowners and, in particular, family forest landowners, but also includes topics relevant to industrial, timber-investment management organization, tribes, conservation organizations, and other private ownership groups
Focuses on issues, programs, policy, and regulatory laws in urban forest management
Focuses on international forestry issues, including the policies and practices of forest conservation and management for ecological, social, and economic objectives
Focuses on all aspects of agroforestry, including windbreaks, riparian buffer plantings, wildlife plantings, alley cropping, block plantings, and forest grazing (silvopasturing)
Focuses on the relationships between forests and the environment, particularly the growth and development of forests
Focuses on the properties of soils that influence the distribution and growth of trees, and affect management practices
Focuses on all aspects of forest hydrology and watershed management
Interdisciplinary group focusing on forest entomology, forest pathology, forest genetics and tree improvement. Additional foci within these categories include integrated forest health, invasive species, gene conservation, selection and breeding, landscape genomics, seed orchard management, vegetative propagation, and tissue culture techniques.s
Focuses on disseminating information on the science of silviculture to practicing foresters and the research community
Focuses on forest engineering, harvesting, and the manufacturing, marketing, and utilization of forest products
Focuses on the science, technology, research, and application of fire management in support of wildland fire protection, forestry, and rangeland ecosystem programs
Interdisciplinary group focusing on the role of economics, policy, and law in the management of forests and forest systems
Focuses on climate change, carbon management, and domestic renewable energy and the forests' role in reducing and preventing GHG emissions
Focuses on the planning, operations, strategic, and tactical models to facilitate the management of forest resources at scales ranging from individual organisms to global systems
Focuses on the role of wilderness in natural resources management, as well as on national and international issues
Focuses on creating a community of practice that supports participation by the full diversity of people in the science and management of forests
Focuses on improving understanding and application of relevant communications and outreach techniques to address forestry-related issues, including environmental education for both youth and adults.
Focuses on the diverse philosophical perspectives—past, present, and future—that drive forest management, including ethics and the philosophy of science