Forestry Working Definition
describes forest policies, practices, and market mechanisms designed
to enhance ecological, economic, and social sustainability.
flows from the goal of meeting the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own
The Sustainable Forestry Partnership's mission is to document and
promote innovation in sustainable forestry and help others integrate this
innovation broadly into both policy and practice.
Sustainable Forestry Partnership
The Sustainable Forestry Partnership began at
Oregon State University in 1995 and has grown to include faculty from
partner institutions and organizations.
The Partnership engages an expanding network of partners including university
faculty, industry experts, nongovernment organization representatives,
government agencies, and landowners. Together they:
key sustainable forestry issues and trends
and conduct sustainable forestry research
education and training materials and events
organizations and individuals interested in sustainable forestry issues
The Partnership facilitates research on an array of sustainable forestry
issues to make new information available to the forestry community. Input
from the diverse array of Partnership participants ensures a comprehensive
Education and Training
The Partnership helps forest decision-makers sharpen their skills and
broaden their perspectives leading to improved stewardship and organizational
The Partnership works with organizations addressing sustainable forestry,
drawing expertise from a wide range of sources.
for professional forestry services.
Other Useful Links
Visit our Sustainable
Forestry Partnership national web site, or call toll-free 1-877-SFP-4937