SUBMITTED BY INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
The role of academic research in forestry is essential to ensuring the sustainability of forests. Advancements in research can help land owners make sustainable forest management decisions; it plays an increasingly important role in how forest land owners manage their land, both as a natural climate solution and for their livelihoods. International Paper recognizes the important role of this research and has taken action by offering $500,000 in academic research grants since 2019.
Since 2019, International Paper has asked U.S. universities for research proposals to explore innovations in four key areas:
- Remote sensing technology
- Timber supply modeling
- Understanding and managing risk from the forest to the mill
- Relative advantages of important global wood baskets