Below you’ll find forestry, educational, and research-related websites.
The Forest Foundation: Our Mission is to foster public understanding of forest ecosystems in California by providing balanced, science-based information on environmental, economic, and societal uses of forest resources for present and succeeding generations.
The California Forestry Challenge is a competitive event for high school students in technical forestry and current forestry issues. Using the forest as the classroom, the California Forestry Challenge is project-based learning at its best.
California Forest Pest Council: The California Forest Pest Council (CFPC) aims to foster education concerning forest pests and forest health, and advises the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection on forest health protection.
Klamath Alliance for Resources & Environment: KARE is dedicated to the responsible, multiple uses of our natural resources on public lands; protection of private property rights; and the economic vitality of our communities. KARE’s purpose is to promote the efficient and responsible management and utilization of forests and forestland for the production of forest products and to inform and educate the general public regarding the benefits to be derived through proper management of forest resources.
Rethink Forests Research Library: Modern forest management policies make a difference. This research library contains a wealth of information drawn from research and findings published in scientific studies and reports.
Pacific Southwest Research Station: Science that makes a difference. The Pacific Southwest Research Station is a world leader in natural resources research through our scientific excellence and responsiveness to the needs of current and future generations.
USDA Forest Products Laboratory: For almost 100 years, our mission has been to use our Nation’s wood resources wisely and efficiently, while at the same time keeping our forests healthy. The range of our wood research spans from fiber and chemical science to composites. Whether it’s putting a self-adhesive, environmentally friendly stamp on an envelope or walking on a hardwood floor, FPL has in some way contributed to making those products and innovations.
Humboldt State University Department of Forestry & Wildland Resources: A nationally recognized program with a long tradition. The Forestry program at Humboldt State is accredited by the Society of American Foresters. At an enrollment of 180-200 undergraduate students, we are one of the largest forestry programs in the United States.
Cal Poly Forestry & Natural Resources: Cal Poly graduates are employed throughout the world: establishing, managing and sustaining forests and urban wildland areas; providing opportunities for a full range of uses; teaching; extension; research; and protecting and managing the environment. The Department manages the forest resources of Swanton Pacific Ranch, located near Santa Cruz adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. This 3200-acre field laboratory includes redwood forests, salmon-bearing streams, agricultural land and many other ecological environments. Students make extensive use of this facility.
UC Berekely College of Natural Resources: The Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Department’s Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) major focuses on the conservation and restoration of the earth’s natural resources through hands-on study of the ecology, stewardship, and management of forest, woodland, and grassland ecosystems. It is designed to prepare students to manage forests and wildlands while sustaining ecological integrity and producing vital ecosystem services. The program offers concentrations in natural sciences or in human dimensions of natural resources, and if the student chooses, can qualify the student for taking the Registered Professional Forester’s licensing exam in California.