Forestry Program

NCASI’s forestry programs are addressing important technical questions related to sustainable forestry, third-party certification, forest environmental management, and government regulation of forestry operations. The forestry staff includes leading researchers in wildlife, hydrology, forest ecology, biometrics, soil science, and silviculture.

Major US programs are Forest Watersheds, Sustainable Forestry, Eastern Wildlife, and Western Wildlife. The Canadian program has projects covering Wildlife & Biodiversity, Watershed Management, and Conservation Planning. These programs are designed by teams of industry experts and conducted in collaboration with the best available scientists in NCASI member companies, government agencies, and leading universities.

NCASI’s forestry staff manages the programs with oversight and direction from task groups comprised of senior forest managers and leading scientists from NCASI member companies. NCASI research and technical support play important roles in the forest products industry’s overall response to challenges and opportunities related to forest environmental management and sustainable forestry. Strategic priorities (below) developed by the task groups provide a useful framework for NCASI’s annual program planning process.

For more information, contact Dr. Darren Miller, Vice President, Forestry Programs (

Strategic Priorities for NCASI Forestry Programs

Forest Watershed and Wetlands Issues
Technical Support on Federal Nonpoint Issues
Design of Forestry BMPs and State Nonpoint Control Programs
Streamside Management Guidelines
Roads in Forest Watersheds
Forest Wetlands
TMDLs and Water Quality Criteria

Forest Wildlife and Biodiversity Issues
Listed and Other Priority Species
Biodiversity and Landscape Ecology

Forest Technology Issues
Silvicultural Chemicals
Forest Biotechnology
Agenda 2020

Other Sustainable Forestry Issues
Global Climate Change
Measures of Sustainable Forestry
Forest Inventory and Analysis