It is difficult to overestimate the importance of the world’s forests. By supplying wood, mitigating climate change, maintaining biodiversity and contributing to the livelihoods of over two billion people, forests play a critical role in the world’s economies and ecosystems.
But the importance of forests often goes unnoticed, and a major challenge for us is to help people realize the significance of forests and their products. Within the Faculty of Forestry, we undertake critical research, participate in community outreach, and educate graduates and undergraduates to meet this challenge.
As a truly interdisciplinary Faculty, we want to be the nexus for ideas about forests and their goods and services; a place where ideas are turned into actions that benefit forests, the people who depend on forests, and all of humanity.
There are huge opportunities open to us. To find out how you can combine your energy with ours for meaningful change, please contact us today.
Are you wondering how you can do your part to help reduce climate change? UBC researchers have created the Citizen’s Coolkit filled with evidence-based, practical ways for you to make changes to your home, your yard and your neighbourhood that will make a difference!
Having recently lived through the worst wildfire season on record in BC, Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz is the first to acknowledge that promoting the benefits of fire in the province’s interior forests is a hard sell. BC foresters have worked diligently – and often successfully – in the last century to supress fire, to prevent its outbreak […]
The UBC Faculty of Forestry is inviting donations to support the new Hamish Kimmins Scholarship in Forest Ecosystem Studies, which has been established to honour Dr. Kimmins’ outstanding career, his more
Continuing contributions from our alumni and friends will help to finalize the upgrades to existing structures and fund ongoing operation and maintenance of Loon Lake for the enjoyment of generations more