Research Cooperatives

CoF-Industry-Agency Partnerships Working Together to Conduct and Apply Research

The College of Forestry (CoF) provides science leadership for 11 research cooperatives that conduct research and apply the results to solve problems, develop new products, support long-term field studies, and develop decision support tools. There are currently 107 unique private industry members and eight government agencies that make up the membership of the research cooperatives. A CoF faculty member leads each cooperative and members work together to develop a mutually agreeable program of research, pool dues payments to support the cooperative’s operating budget, and provide significant in-kind support to leverage dues payments.