The Forests Dialogue (TFD) is a group of individuals from diverse interests and regions that are committed to the conservation and sustainable use of forests. Through a shared understanding of forest issues from their own dialogues, members of The Forests Dialogue work together in a spirit of teamwork, trust, and commitment. They believe that their actions and relationships can help catalyze a broader consensus on forest issues and encourage constructive, collaborative action by individual leaders that will improve the condition and value of forests.
The Forests Dialogue, which is ad hoc, seeks to support and reinforce existing efforts related to forest management. Members of TFD participate as individuals, not organizational delegates, and they aim to speak for a diversity of perspectives. TFD processes and activities are transparent, complement the actions of others, and seek to advance progress by creating leadership cadres on key issues based on individuals with broader personal consensus.
Visit the Forests Dialogue's website to learn more about their activities.
Executive Director: Gary W. Dunning
Program Manager: Xiaoting Hou