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American Chestnut Foundation is seeking to restore the American chestnut tree to its native range within the woodlands of the eastern United States, using a scientific research and breeding program developed by its founders. A blight-resistant American chestnut tree is expected to be ready for forest test-planting in 2006 and for wider distribution within the next decade.

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving over 7,000 members around the world. Its mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS and supporting technologies. Many GIS students studying in FER and most GIS faculty members belong to ASPRS.

American Water Resources Association, a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of men and women in water resources management, research and education.

American Water Works Association (AWWA) is an international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of water quality and supply. Its more than 57,000 members represent the full spectrum of the water community: treatment plant operators and managers, scientists, environmentalists, manufacturers, and academicians. Visit the NCSU Student Chapter of AWWA.

CropBiotech Net is the home of the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology (KC). KC is the information-sharing initiative of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization that delivers the benefits of new agricultural biotechnologies to farmers in developing countries for poverty alleviation.

Forest Products Society is an international not-for-profit technical association, with a NC State student chapter, that provides an information network for all segments of the forest products industry. Society members represent public and private research, development, industrial management, production, marketing, education, engineering, sales, supply, and consulting interests.

International Association for Society and Natural Resources is an interdisciplinary professional association open to individuals from a variety of social science and natural science backgrounds interested in research pertaining to the environment and natural resources.

Recent NCSU Chapter of ISTF Symposium organizers.

Recent NCSU Chapter of ISTF Symposium organizers.

National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) provides a forum for the exchange of information, ideas, career advice and experiences in natural resources; advocates interdisciplinary environmental education and research; promotes campus awareness of environmental issues; and sponsors lectures, seminars and field activities to spur discussion of issues that affect natural resources and peoples at the local, regional, national and international levels.

National Association of University Fisheries and Wildlife Programs represents approximately 55 university programs and their 440 faculty members, scientists, and extension specialists and over 9,200 undergraduates and graduate students working to enhance the science and management of fisheries and wildlife resources. NC State is proud to be an active member of the Association.

National Center for Biotechnology Information is a national resource for molecular biology information. NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data and disseminates biomedical information all for the better understanding of molecular processes affecting human health and disease.

North America Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) is a professional organization dedicated to pollution prevention and reducing the hazardous constituents entering municipal waste streams from sources that may be exempt from regulation.

NC Chapter of The Wildlife Society provides a forum for wildlife professionals and others to interact to improve wildlife conservation and management while fostering high professional standards and ethics within all related fields. It is an acknowledged source of current scientific information and expertise and acts as a collective voice on matters relating to wildlife biology, management, education and policy. Many NC State faculty and students are active members of this chapter.

North Carolina Urban Forest Council is a grassroots organization devoted to the protection and growth of community forestry. Members include individuals, citizen groups, non-profit organizations, businesses and agencies from around the state with an interest in community and urban forestry. The Council serves as a knowledge resource, networking forum and discussion and advocate source for urban forestry.

North Carolina Vegetation Management Association (NCVMA) was organized to bring together people interested in the management of vegetation in the state of North Carolina. It serves as a source of vegetation management education for public and private interests by providing the latest information on research, education, regulation, contracting, manufacturing and merchandising of management techniques.

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) supports sound natural resource management of tropical ecosystems through environmental outreach, environmental policy courses, reforestation research and the protection, investigation and management of buffer areas in field research stations. At the local level, OTS sponsors environmental education for native populations that had proved vital for the long-term protection of natural resources and biodiversity. North Carolina State University is a member of OTS, which means that students are eligible to apply for courses and research funding.

Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary research society that honors scientific achievement, promotes an appreciation of the role research has played in human progress and supports scientific enterprise and original work across the spectrum of science and technology. Over the course of its 130-year history, more than 200 members have won the Nobel Prize and many more have earned election to the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering.

Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER) is a non-profit organization that includes over 2,000 individuals and organizational members actively engaged in ecologically-sensitive repair and management of ecosystems. Members include scientists, planners, administrators, ecological consultants, first peoples, landscape architects, philosophers, teachers, engineers, natural areas managers, writers, growers, community activists and volunteers, among others.

Society of American Foresters (SAF) is a national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Its mission is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry.

Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) is a community of scientists, conservationists, consultants, federal, state and local wetland managers plus environmentalist citizens. SWS publishes the top journal in its field; sponsors annual Society meetings and local chapter activities; acts a a professional resource for members; advocates sound wetland science and policy in Washington, D.C.; and sponsors a number of important industry programs.

Soil and Water Conservation Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that serves as an advocate for conservation professionals and for science-based conservation practice, programs, and policy. Members include researchers, administrators, planners, policymakers, technical advisors, teachers, students, farmers, and ranchers. Its mission is to foster the science and art of natural resource conservation.

NCSU is a member of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), a professional society for the geographic information science research community. The UCGIS mission is to: “serve as an effective, unified voice for the geographic information science research community; to foster multidisciplinary research and education; and to promote the informed and responsible use of geographic information science and geographic analysis for the benefit of society.” Visiting its website, as well as those of other organizations that incorporate GIS topics into their activities (see below), can give you a better idea of how the field of geographic information science is changing natural resource management.