Forests without Borders is a registered charity in Canada established by members of the Canadian Institute of Forestry. Forest without Borders works independently or with existing non-government organizations to deliver the skills, knowledge and tools that enable poverty stricken communities around the world meet their challenges and to realize the many benefits obtained from the forest. The scarcity of resources in these communities such as fuel, shelter and water result in a cascade of problems that undermines human security and health. Many of these problems can be effectively resolved through proper forestry.
Forests without Borders (FwB) grew out of a desire by Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) members to use their skills and knowledge to help people reduce poverty, restore ecosystems or increase people’s understanding of sustainable development of forest resources. Members have indicated that the CIF/IFC should consider a more organized system of enabling members to contribute to development projects that would match the interests of members and the resources of our organization. This desire by our members to help others is consistent with the CIF/IFC`s core value of altruism and mission to advance stewardship, provide leadership and increase awareness of forests.
The Canadian Institute of Forestry has published The Forestry Chronicle, a professional and scientific forestry journal, since 1925. It is published to provide information to forest practitioners about professional and scientific management of forests and their resources. In addition to invited and submitted professional and scientific papers, the various Departments of The Forestry Chronicle (e.g., the Guest Editorial, President's Perspective, Personals, Institute Affairs and school and professional association news and conference listings), record and encourage comment on significant developments of general interest in Canadian and international forestry.