Call for nominations: Scientific Achievement Award for Pre-Eminent Forest Scientists

The Forest Service and its partners-the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs, the Society of American Foresters, and the Canadian Institute of Forestry are looking forward to hosting the XXIV World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 5-11, 2014.

This will be the first IUFRO World Congress in North America since Canada hosted the event in 1990 and the first in the United States since 1971. Three thousand researchers from 100 countries are expected to attend, along with 1,500 resource managers and practitioners expected for the concurrent national conventions of the Society of American Foresters and the Canadian Institute of Forestry.

At each World Congress, IUFRO honors one or two truly outstanding scientists with the IUFRO Host Country Scientific Achievement Award. This award is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to recognize a distinguished career that has had exceptional impact. The recipients of this prestigious award should be regarded as the preeminent forest scientists of contemporary times in the United States of America. Nominees do not need to be affiliated with an IUFRO member organization.

You are invited to submit nominations for the IUFRO Host Country Scientific Achievement Award. The selection criteria, eligibility, nomination process, and information required are explained in detail in the Call for Nominations.
Deadline: December 31, 2013, is the deadline to submit completed nomination forms and reference letters to Dr. Richard Guldin via email ( The IUFRO Honors and Awards Committee will make the final selections.

The IUFRO World Congress also presents a unique opportunity for sharing the latest research results and showcasing the ongoing work and recent accomplishments of your organization. To enhance the visibility of your organization at this event, please contact Christopher Whited ( to discuss the options available. You can also review them on the IUFRO Congress website. Contacting Mr. Whited before December 15, 2013, will assure your organization of a prominent place at the Congress on the most favorable terms.

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