International Programs

The International Cooperation (IC) Unit promotes the mission of exchanging knowledge critical to the sustainability of tropical ecosystems through development, training, and technical assistance programs throughout Central and South America, the Caribbean, and other parts of the world. Project topics include forest, park, and protected area management; environmental education and interpretation; sustainable nature-based tourism; long-term forest monitoring; and environmental and biological assessments. Staff members regularly participate in technical assistance and training for the development and implementation of international activities.

IITF Contact: Gerald Bauer, gbauer@fs.fed.us