International Institute of Tropical Forestry
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The International Institute of Tropical Forestry c. 1960

The International Institute of Tropical Forestry is a program of the United States Forest Service that was founded in 1939. It is headquartered in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, on the grounds of the University of Puerto Rico's Agricultural Experimental Station.[1] May 20, 2014 marked the Institute's 75th anniversary.

Dr. Ariel E. Lugo has been the director since 1979.[1]

Hurricane Irma and Maria severely disrupted the Institute's work.[2]

Its headquarters building was designed by architect W. Ellis Groben.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "About the Institute". Fs.fed.us. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria - Part 2: Island-wide efforts | US Forest Service". www.fs.fed.us. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "US Forest Service Annual Letter 2002-2003, General Technical Report IITF-GTR-31" (PDF). December 2006.



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