International Institute of Tropical Forestry
The International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF) is part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service. The IITF is located in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico on the grounds of the University of Puerto Rico, Agricultural Experimental Station. The Institute is dedicated to tropical forestry on an international level. Within the Forest Service's mission of caring for the land and serving people, the IITF's mission is to:
Develop and exchange knowledge critical to sustaining tropical ecosystem benefits for human kind.
For more information about IITF, go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/iitf/home.