The McIntire-Stennis program, a unique federal-state partnership, cultivates and delivers forestry and natural resource innovations for a better future. By advancing research and education that increases the understanding of emerging challenges and fosters the development of relevant solutions, the McIntire-Stennis program has ensured healthy resilient forests and communities and an exceptional natural resources workforce since 1962.
This program is funded by the McIntire-Stennis Capacity Grant at the United States Department of Agriculture.
McIntire-Stennis at CNR
Each year the College of Natural Resources hosts an internal competition resulting in a new group of multi-year funded projects. The competition for FY2021 ended in September 2020, with awardees announced in November. Of the ten projects submitted, eight were awarded McIntire-Stennis funds.
Use of Geospatial Analytics in Quantifying Forests, Green Space and Human Behaviors and Attitudes
The Role of Forest Resources to Support Improved Sustainable Livelihoods in Rural Communities
Increasing Value to Landowners and Citizens Through Continuous Genetic Improvement of Forest Trees
Forest-Based Recreation and Tourism Amenities Role in Building Community Capacity and Resilience
Climate Adaptive Management for Forest Ecosystem Services: An Assessment of Future Forests
Modeling Growth of Loblolly Pine and Economic Returns From Nutrient Additions Across the Southeastern US
Optimizing Landscape Planning for Co-Benefits Among Wildlife Populations and Agricultural Communities
Identifying Healthy Ash Trees with Aerial Surveys to Propagate Resistance to the Emerald Ash Borer
GRO FORTH: Genomic Resource Optimization for Forest Health
Development and Characterization of Sustainable Wood-based Materials and Bioproducts
Valorization of Ligno-Nanocellulose in Packaging (VaLiNa Pack)
Investigating Funding Mechanisms for Nature-Based Solutions to Urban Environmental Stressors
Carbon Dynamics Following An Experimental Regeneration Harvest in a Southern Appalachian Mixed Oak Forest
$1.1 million in funding
is allocated from the McIntire-Stennis program to the College of Natural Resources each year.