The Institute of Forestry and Conservation is a unified body of interdisciplinary, diverse, dedicated and innovative natural, engineering and social scientists.


We are on the leading edge of research in:

  • Forest conservation science
  • Forest ecosystem management
  • Forest governance and policy
  • Urban forestry
  • Biomass utilization for sustainable bio-based materials and chemical products


We provide unique, integrative and applied education in the above educational domains. Our programs produce future leaders in these same fields, and our research drives the practices and decisions of current leaders tasked with successfully managing the competing demands placed on Ontario’s, Canada’s and the world’s forests in the context of social and environmental change.

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