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USDA Forest Service International Programs (USFS IP) promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation internationally. International Programs has three main staff units: Technical Cooperation, Policy, and Disaster Assistance.

The Technical Cooperation unit works on collaborative projects on a wide range of topics, many of which are co-funded by USAID, with a variety of partners including the FAO, the World Bank, the Center for International Forestry Research, The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, Ducks Unlimited, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and other environmental nongovernmental organizations. Our collaborators tap the Technical Cooperation staff, including domestic USFS employees, to manage field programs, contribute specialized technical assistance to existing projects, conduct training, facilitate research, and publish technical guides to promote sustainable forest managemetn and biodiversity conservation worldwide. Technical Cooperation is subdivided into regional programs: Latin America and the Caribbean; Asia and the Pacific; Russia, Europe and Eurasia; the Middle East; Africa; and North America.

There are two main disaster programs: Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP) and the Disaster Mitigation Program. Funded by USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, DASP trains and mobilizes personnel domestically to respond and mitigate foreign disasters, such as the drought in Ethiopia and the locust response in West Africa. The Disaster Mitigation Program, on the other hand, trains and provides technical expertice to partners overseas in emergency preparedness, response and disaster mitigation.

The International Programs Policy Team aims to inform and influence people and organizations in the decisions they take that affect the world’s forests. We serve as agency ambassadors to promote good management and conservation domestically and overseas. The Forest Service brings forestry leadership and expertise to policy and decision-making venues and fosters stakeholder involvement. International Programs helps agency leaders, stakeholders and technical experts to participate effectively in meetings, conferences, and international negotiations. We work actively with other country governments but also shape forestry-related activities of international institutions.

The following set of documents represents a collection of reports, studies, assessments, and reccomendations produced by USFS IP.

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To learn more about the US Forest Service International Programs, please visit our website.

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