Matt Betts

Institute for Working Forest Landscapes

Established in 2013, the IWFL explores how proactive management of forests can improve the health of rural communities and provide ecological integrity and long-term resilience of vital ecosystems. This new vision builds on the college’s longstanding role as Oregon’s principle research engine for providing science-based information about forests and their value to people and communities.

The IWFL advisory board consists of membership of the Forest Research Laboratory Advisory Committee as established by Oregon law, as well as individuals representing various stakeholders and research areas of expertise. The board assumes an oversight role, helps develop annual research priorities and seeks to establish active, collaborative research partnerships.