The second Forest-PLUS Study Tour will take place for two weeks in late June and early July of 2014. Tetra Tech will host 9 professional foresters from across India to come to the United States for a series of presentations, meetings, and field visits sharing best practices in forest management. This tour’s theme will be the theory and practice of integrated ecosystem-based management.
The first portion of the trip will be in the Washington DC area, where participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with forestry professionals working US Federal Government Departments responsible for managing forested areas, Non-Profit/Thank Tank, Academia. These meetings and presentations will give participants to the latest US scientific and technological developments, examples of successful cooperative multi-sector initiatives, and many networking opportunities to strengthen relationships between US and Indian forestry professionals. Washington DC visits will fall under three categories:
The second portion of the trip will be held conducting field visits at three USFS locations in Oregon, and will be organized in cooperation with the USFS. At each site, study tour participants will have a combination of presentations, exchanging experiences, and tours of the forests themselves. They are listed as follows:
In addition to these professional development activities, participants will also have an opportunity to participate in American cultural activities, including the Washington Mall and monuments, Smithsonian Museums, and the National Zoo, as well as Independence Day Festivities in the Nation’s capital.
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USAID Forest-PLUS is an USAID funded program implemented by Tetra Tech.