Research Cooperatives

The College of Forestry provides science leadership for 10 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.