The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC) members work in various levels of government, across multiple industry sectors, and academia. Through membership and partnerships (i.e. registered professional foresters and forest and natural resource technicians and technologists), the Institute networks some 10,000 interdisciplinary forest practitioners and professionals, as well as a significant contingent of the environmentally conscious public.

The Institute’s national tree-roots network Science-Extension-Education-Knowledge (CIF-SEEK) takes advantage of this pervasive network to facilitate forest science and research projects with a wide array of partners. CIF-SEEK leads the practical application of their outputs and results at local, regional, and national scales. The Institute is well-equiped to promote the uptake of this science to forest and integrated land and resource managers, which leads to growth and diversity in both membership and partnerships.


Providing leadership and accountability in the successful implementation of science to support sustainable forestry and integrated land and natural resource management across Canada.


To be an objective platform for interdisciplinary forest science collaboration and extension, and to effectively catalyze application into policy, planning and practice – at regional, provincial and national scales.

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Natural Resource Inventories and Spatial Modeling

Silviculture, Productivity, and Value

Extension and Knowledge Exchange

Biodiversity, Wildlife, and Ecological Processes

Sustainable Biomass for Bioenergy

Community and Public Outreach