Science – Dialogue – Stewardship

The Institute of Forest Biotechnology (IFB) fosters the use of science and technologies that create healthier and more productive forests now and for the future.

We strive to accomplish this mission by establishing dialogues with diverse stakeholders, assessing risks and benefits, providing objective and accurate information, and promoting actions for long-term forest stewardship that meet human needs in environmentally responsible ways.

As part of our work, the IFB is the only organization to address the sustainability of forest biotechnology on a global scale. With the help of our Partners and Sponsors, we bring diverse stakeholders together to address societal, environmental, and economic aspects of forest biotechnology.

Our forests are under pressure from global trade, population growth, invasive threats, and increased demand on natural resources.  The IFB supports responsible uses of advanced forest technologies that benefit society and the environment through science, dialogue, and stewardship.

Balanced Information and Initiatives
The IFB disseminates information and manages Initiatives. Our forthcoming interactive map will show where forest biotechnology is being used around the world. Our Publications page contains gigabytes of reference material. Sign up below to receive our electronic newsletter to keep abreast of forest biotechnology.

Transparent Processes
The IFB currently has four initiatives. Some of these have dedicated websites for ease of use and exceptional transparency.

  • Responsible Use®: Forest Biotechnology Principles – responsibleuse.org
  • Tree Genes: Accelerating stress adapted trees
  • Heritage Trees®: Species Protection through biotechnology

Our success is a result of our Partners, Sponsors, and Board of Directors. To maintain our effectiveness as forest biotechnology becomes ever more global, the IFB is expanding to areas where forestry plays a critical role in society and the environment.

Together we can improve future forests through science, dialogue, and stewardship.