About this Website
This website is designed for participants of the United States stakeholder group for the World Forestry Congress. In here, you will find information on the Congress, the US exhibit and its content, and information on travel, hotel, logistics and the field trip.
About the World Forestry Congress
Every six years, the World Forestry Congress (WFC) convenes forestry professionals from around the world to share ideas and challenges regarding the state of the world's forests. The XIIIth World Forestry Congress will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 18-25, 2009. The Congress is hosted by the Argentinean government, in collaboration with the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) Forestry Department. Approximately 6,000 participants from more than 160 countries are expected.
The theme for this year's Congress is “Forests in Development: A Vital Balance.” The Congress will cover social, ecological and economic aspects of sustainable forestry management in a local, regional and global context. The congress will include dissertations, conferences, round tables, side events and exhibitions on the six main topics: forests and biodiversity, producing for development, forests at the service of people, caring for our forests, organizing forest development and people and forests in harmony.
For more information on the World Forestry Congress, please click here.
United States Participation at World Forestry Congress
The United States will be participating in this year's World Forestry Congress. Led by the US Forest Service, the US delegation is comprised of members of other US government agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, professional societies and private sector.
The US will have an exhibit which will look at four emerging and important forestry issues in the country: community forestry, climate change, restoration and ecosystem services. To learn more about these issues and the exhibit, click here.