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.
Please join us for this in-person conference and field tour in and around historic Louisville, KY. The conference will showcase updates from more than 20 collaborative research projects followed by a field tour focused on white oak silviculture and nontraditional forest products.
We will again co-host the NCASI Biometrics Working Group annual meeting on June 23. Detailed agenda available on the dedicated meeting page here.
REGISTER FOR JUNE 2023 IAB AT EARLY BIRD RATE
Upcoming Industry Advisory Board Meetings
June 21-22, 2023
June 2023 IAB Meeting Page
Museum 21C Hotel, Louisville, KY
CAFS June IAB Hotel Booking Link
NCASI BIW meeting June 23, 2023
Resources & Annual Reports
NSF Phase 3 Awards
University of Maine
University of Washington
University of Georgia
University of Idaho
North Carolina State University
Oregon State University
University of Maine, Lead CAFS Site
Past Meeting Resources (Meeting Materials, Members Only)
CAFS June 2022 (Snoqualmie) IAB Meeting Page
All 2020 and 2021 IAB meetings were held virtually due to COVID-19 limitations. Semi-annual in-person meetings resumed in June 2022.
CAFS November 9, 2021 Meeting Page
CAFS June 2021 IAB Meeting Page
CAFS December 2020 IAB Meeting
CAFS June 2020 IAB Meeting
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.
The semi-annual CAFS 2018 IAB Virtual Conference was held on December 10 via Zoom video/teleconference.
See our CAFS 2018 meeting page for photos from the field trip around Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, as well as meeting materials from the IAB meeting.