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Our Core Values Stewardship Scholarship Responsiveness Respect Quality Productivity Leadership Integrity Diversity Creativity Communication Collaboration Accountability Service
Vision and Mission VISION: We are highly sought for our scientific leadership and impartial knowledge. MISSION: Our Mission is to generate and communicate scientific knowledge that helps people understand and make informed choices about natural resources and the environment.
Mission Basis Understanding system components and their interactions Holistic and integrative Over a continuum of temporal & spatial scales Sustainability of ecological, economic and social values Examines processes and responses over long time frames
Goals Understanding ecological, social, and economic systems and their interactions Assessing Status and Trends of Natural Resource Systems and their Management Developing and communicating tools, options and linkages to enhance integrated management and policy at multiple scales
Priorities – Understanding Advancing the understanding of structure, function, and processes of ecological systems. Improving the understanding of social and economic processes and their interaction with natural resource values and uses.
Priorities – Assessing Conducting inventories of forest resources. Analyzing and assessing resource trends and available knowledge.
Priorities – Developing Managing riparian and aquatic environments for multiple values & uses. Restoring and maintaining forests and their productivity. Developing monitoring protocols and data analysis techniques.
Priorities – Developing Creating opportunities for recreation and tourism for diverse populations. Producing wood within the framework of sustainability.
Priorities – Developing Developing conservation strategies for biodiversity including TE&S. Bringing science to managers and policy- makers.
Operational Guidelines Maintain an environment that fosters scientific freedom, rigor, creativity, flexibility, support, and innovation while treating each other with dignity and respect. Expect everyone to be accountable for making appropriate contributions to achieving agreed upon objectives.
Operational Guidelines Develop a strong culture of collaboration with clients, partners, scientists, and science managers throughout the research and development process that takes into account our long-term capability, strengths and comparative advantages. Continually improve the timeliness and quality of products and services.
Operational Guidelines Create a diverse and well-qualified workforce that is representative of the larger national workforce, in gender, ethnic background, and physical abilities. Be proactive in communicating and disseminating our scientific information.
Operational Guidelines Develop a flexible and resilient organization built around formal and informal teams and programs that can respond to client needs and changes in priorities. Provide efficient and effective research and administrative processes.
Operational Guidelines Develop an environment that rewards quality work and provides professional development and growth opportunities for employees. Be productive members of and make creative contributions to the scientific community.
Strategic Plan Development Consult and Revise Finalize Spring 2001