Vibrant forest markets are founded on innovation. The Endowment invests in and promotes new technologies to develop new markets ensuring that forest values will drive conservation practices and help keep forests bountiful and productive for their full range of social, ecological, and economic benefits.
Wood to Energy
Forest management practices such as forest thinning, clearing invasives, and prepping forests for regeneration are imperative to forest health, restoration, and protection. New and emerging forest product markets – such as locally sourced bioenergy that use waste wood and thinnings as fuel – can help provide the incentive and means to support sustainable forest management and restoration. In turn, forest restoration and sustainable management offer the raw materials needed for bio-based energy and heat markets.