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We list links to websites that might be useful sources of information to you.  Our links are focused on sources of information related to forest resources.  If you know of a website that has been particulary interesting to you and think we should include it in our list please send the URL to us at .  We try our best to monitor our links, but if you find we have missed a broken link we would appreciate you telling us by sending an e-mail with the subject line Broken Link to .  These links currently are not listed in any particular order. NOTE:  Clicking on these links will transfer you out of VRforesters to the selected website.


  • Society of American Foresters
    Website of the Profession of American Foresters: contains numerous sources of information related to forest resources.
  • TreeSearch
    The U.S. Forest Service site for research and development publications.
  • European Forest Institute
    The European Forest Institute is an international organisation established by European States. By the spring of 2011, a total of 23 European States had ratified the Convention on EFI, namely Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom. With its nearly 130 Associate and Affiliate Members and one Project Centre, it offers the best forest research contacts and acknowledged collaboration at the European level. 
  • The Finish Forest Research Institute (METLA)
    The Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla) is a specialist research organisation which develops solutions to the challenges and questions posed by the care, utilisation, products, services and intangible value of forests.
  • Canadian Forest Service Research Publications
    This site offers a publicly accessible database that allows users to search, download, and order Canadian Forest Service publications on the Internet.
  • The Wildlife Society
    TWS’s mission is to represent and serve the professional community of scientists, managers, educators, technicians, planners, and others who work actively to study, manage, and conserve wildlife and its habitats worldwide.
  • Institute for Forest Growth - University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Researchers at the Institute for Forest Growth study the growth of trees in their environment, develop decision tools for controlling forest growth and provide basic methods for the exploration of tree growth. Research and study programs are closely linked on a national and international level and scientific findings are enhanced and distributed through events, publications, as well as national and international study program.
  • Ecological Society of America
    The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 to: promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists; raise the public's level of awareness of the importance of ecological science; increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science; and ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy-makers.
  • IUFRO, International Union of Forest Research Organizations
    IUFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees. 

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