The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC) proactively makes science and research accessible to the public, striving to provide relevant and valuable resources on forest science and practices. This resources section provides a broad range of information, from professional development opportunities (Ontario Tree Marker Program), up-to-date career postings across Canada, promotional multimedia on the CIF/IFC, to a link to the International Forestry Review journal, a collection of Enhanced Forest Inventory articles and presentations and, finally, a link to the CIF/IFC Science-Extension-Education-Knowledge (SEEK) program.
The Institute’s new national tree-roots network CIF/IFC SEEK program aims to promote, instigate and facilitate multiple public-private forest science and research projects within an effective partnership framework by providing:
- A cost-effective platform for the pooling of financial and human resources
- Regional, provincial and national leadership and capacity to set knowledge priorities
- Effective knowledge exchange and implementation using modern and traditional media.
CIF/IFC SEEK will organize, track and report on projects within six broad program areas:
- Natural Resource Inventories and Spatial Modeling
- Silviculture, Productivity and Value
- Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecological Processes
- Sustainable Biomass for Bioenergy
- Extension and Knowledge Exchange
- Community and Public Outreach