Shades State Park  

The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources is actively cooperating with these associations on a number of outreach and continuing education opportunities:

The American Chestnut Foundation (ACF)
Dr. Doug Jacobs, Associate Professor of Forestry is studying how well American chestnut trees grow in plantations. Doug and his colleagues at the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center are developing blight-resistant hybrids for eventual planting throughout Indiana.

American Fisheries Society (AFS)
The Indiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (INAFS) supports the conservation of fisheries and aquatic ecosystems in Indiana by promoting professional excellence in fisheries science, management, and education. Purdue FNR has an AFS student chapter.

Forest Products Society (FPS)
Supporting information exchange on the use of wood and wood-fiber resources, the Forest Products Society (FPS) provides its members and others in the forest industry a variety of publications and conference opportunities for furthering member research and goals. Purdue FNR has a student chapter.

Hardwood Forestry Fund  
The Hardwood Forestry Fund is a 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to establishing sustainable hardwood forests. Since 1990, Hardwood Forestry Fund members have joined together to celebrate and conserve the beauty and sustainability of hardwoods. Through tree planting on public land, the Hardwood Forestry Fund promotes hardwood timber growth, management, environmental education, and wise use of our nation's renewable forest resources.

Indiana Arborist Association (IAA)
The Indiana Arborist Association strives to enhance the quality of life for Indiana residents by encouraging the planting, maintenance and preservation of trees. IAA is a diverse group of professionals representing five areas of tree care: commercial, municipal, utility, utility line clearance contractors and chemical suppliers. Purdue FNR has an IAA student chapter.

Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Association (IFWOA)
The Indiana Forestry and Woodland Owners Association mission is to promote good management on all forest land and to inform the general public about forestry issues and the benefits of good forest management. The IFWOA office is located within FNR.

Indiana Urban Forest Council (IUFC)
The Indiana Urban Forest Council, established in 1991, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the public awareness of protecting, expanding and improving Indiana's urban forests. The Council serves as a resource and liaison concerning urban forestry issues within the state and nation.

Society of American Foresters (SAF)
SAF’s mission is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry, and to use the knowledge, skills and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health of forest ecosystems. Purdue FNR has an SAF student chapter.

Walnut Council 
The Walnut Council is a national organization promoting sustainable forest management and utilization of American black walnut and other high quality fine hardwoods. The Walnut Council office is located within FNR.

The Wildlife Society
The Wildlife Society is an international non-profit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education. The Indiana Chapter is the professional organization of trained wildlife ecologists, biologists, and managers in the state. Purdue FNR has a TWS student chapter.

Woodland Steward Institute
The Woodland Steward Institute is a group of eleven forestry and conservation organizations who together publish a quarterly newsletter promoting the wise use of Indiana’s forest resources. Purdue FNR is a member of WSI.

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