CAFS is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (NSF I/UCRC) that bridges top academic forestry research programs with industry members to solve complex, industry-wide problems. Its mission is to optimize genetic and cultural systems to produce high-quality raw forest materials for new and existing products by conducting collaborative research that transcends species, regions, and disciplinary boundaries. The University of Maine’s Center for Research on Sustainable Forests (CRSF), through its Cooperative Forestry Research Unit, is a member of CAFS and serves as the lead site.
Our next IAB meeting and field tour will be held
June 21 & 22, 2023 in Louisville, KY.
This in-person conference and field tour was held June 21-22, 2023 in historic Louisville, KY. The conference showcased collaborative research projects and a field tour focused on white oak silviculture and nontraditional forest products.
Resources & Annual Reports
University of Maine, Lead CAFS Site
Past Meeting Resources (Meeting Materials, Members Only)
All 2020 and 2021 IAB meetings were held virtually due to COVID-19 limitations. Semi-annual in-person meetings resumed in June 2022.
The 12th Annual CAFS IAB Meeting was held in Athens, GA on June 4-5, 2019. For meeting information, agenda and field tour details, see our CAFS 2019 meeting page. Special thanks to the University of Georgia and Climate Smart Land Network for helping make the 2019 CAFS IAB meeting and field trip in Athens a success!
A remote IAB meeting was held December 16, 2019. The introduction powerpoint presentation can be found here.