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Welcome to the center for sustainable forestry
at Pack Forest

The purpose of the center is to discover, teach and demonstrate the concepts of sustainable forestry, with a special focus on advancing the strategic themes of the University of Washington's School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.

The center aims to provide internationally recognized leadership for sustainable forestland management through research, demonstration and technology transfer. The center is actively advancing the concept and practice of sustainability, engaging resource scientists, professionals, policymakers and communities.

Located at the foot of Mt. Rainier, the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest sits on 4,300 acres of working forestland.

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Mount Rainier Institute!

In partnership with Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rainier Institute programs provide hands-on field science investigations in an amazing outdoor “classroom.” Students in grades 4-12 develop science skills, connect to nature, and build community. Our experienced educators work closely with teachers to customize a three- to five-day program in ways that best fit the school’s curriculum. It is an educational adventure students remember for a lifetime.

Integrating carbon and other ecosystem services into a framework for forest management

Research Sponsored By: USDA
Principal Investigator: Sandor Toth

Multi-objective optimization to evaluate and sell forest ecosystem services

Research Sponsored By: USDA
Principal Investigator: Sandor Toth

Nitrogen fixation in poplar: Increased efficiency of bioenergy crop production.

Research Sponsored By: National Science Foundation test
Principal Investigator: Sharon Doty