Upcoming Event

Webinar - Nontimber forest products and bioeconomy in United States

February 15, 2022

9:30—10:30 a.m. ET / 1430—1530 UTC via Zoom

A presentation by James Chamberlain

Part of the “Unlocking the Bioeconomy for Nontimber Forest Products” webinar series.

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Logo for the webinar series “Unlocking the Bioeconomy for Nontimber Forest Products”, with an icon of a mushroom, two minds collaborating, a campfire, and a medicine bottle with pills, representing the variety of uses for nontimber forest products

No single forest system is more important than another. In a functioning bioeconomy, society needs to focus on all of them. All of the different production systems have the potential to contribute to food security and nutrition on a global scale.

When looking at management plans for natural forest lands, decision makers may want to think past timber. Forested land can produce food and medicine. Every year, in the U.S., hundreds of thousands of pounds of food are gathered from public lands. But an untapped source is the nearly 2,500 square miles of urban land that could be planted with fruit-bearing trees and contribute to production systems. Join James Chamberlain of the USDA Forest Service for a discussion about the U.S. and the bioeconomy.

This webinar series is hosted by the IUFRO Task Force, USDA Forest Service, The Forest History Society, and Renmin University of China.

Learn more about this webinar series