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San Dimas Technology and Development Center serves as a technical resource, working with Forest Service field units and the Washington Forest Management (FM) staff on a variety of forest product and timber sale issues each year. The Center conducts investigations and studies, and develops or evaluates new products, tools, and technology.

The objective of the program is to work on problems of the National Forest System which have application across multiple Forests or Regions so that field units do not duplicate efforts attempting to solve similar problems. The emphasis is on practical solutions to current problems. The Center does not conduct research.

The Technology and Development Program has working partnerships with private industry, consultants, universities, and other international, federal and state agencies. By maintaining these contacts Center staff keep abreast of methods and tools being used and evaluated by numerous forestry groups throughout the world, and serve as a technology transfer resource and information point for Forest Service employees.

The Center works to modify equipment and products to make them more efficient, safe, or suitable to Forest Service use. New equipment is developed, tested and evaluated. The Center assists in training Service personnel in the use of new equipment and technology.

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Organizations working in Forest Operations
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