BBER’s Forest Industry Research Program is one of the largest departments of its kind in the country. With 10 staff members, the program’s work covers the western region, monitoring forest products operations in Montana, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming, and its research focuses on the forest industry’s size, diversity, and economic impacts.

Work with our long-term cooperators, like the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program, as well as with new ones, is increasingly related to carbon sequestration, woody biomass for fuel and energy, and economic sustainability of the wood products industry and surrounding communities.