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Partners Housed in Department

The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management houses eight National Park Service scientists who are part of the Service's Northeast Region Natural Resource and Science Program. Program areas include Air Quality and Policy, Integrated Pest Management and Invasive Species, Environmental Monitoring, Data Management and GIS, Plant Ecology, Stream Ecology, and Avian Ecology.

The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the American chestnut (Castanea dentata) tree to its native forests through a scientific research and breeding program developed by TACF's founders.

The Unit's mission is to conduct interdisciplinary applied and basic research in fish and wildlife management and contribute to graduate education.

The Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) at Penn State engages, guides, and empowers businesses and organizations throughout the Commonwealth and beyond by providing objective and experience-based technical and workforce solutions that enable clients to succeed and thrive, stimulating economic growth for Pennsylvania.

The Sustainable Forests Partnership (SFP) documents and promotes innovation in sustainable forests and communities and assists others to integrate innovation broadly into both policy and practice.

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.