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Institute of Forest Resources Director: Thomas H. DeLuca, deluca@uw.edu

About the Institute


Created by the Washington State Legislature in 1947 as the Institute of Forest Products, the 2011 Legislature directed the Institute of Forest Resources (IFR) to organize itself to pursue coordinated interdisciplinary research and outreach, covering forestry issues along with emerging issues related to forest and environmental sciences, and to improve the understanding of complex forestry and related issues for stakeholders, policymakers, and other interested parties—including the public.
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Rural Technology Initiative

Rural Technology Initiative Archive Purpose

The history of the Rural Technology Initiative (RTI), a collaborative outreach program between the University of Washington College of Forest Resources and Washington State University Extension is presented in this Rural Technology Initiative (RTI): A Service and Outreach Program Historical Document by Bruce Lippke, Donald Hanley, and Larry Mason.

The impacts attributed to RTI were substantial resulting in very favorable community support, and provide a lesson on how universities can have major positive impacts in their region.  This historical document, which records some of the major RTI achievements and lessons learned, provides an example model for future efforts.

Learn more about the Rural Technology Institute: www.ruraltech.org

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