After much consideration, we have decided to cancel all 2020 international seminars due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. The Forest Service is taking risks presented by COVID-19 seriously and is following US Department of Agriculture and Center for Disease Control (CDC) public health guidance. It is with this guidance and our desire to ensure the safety of our participants, presenters and staff that we are cancelling these seminars.

The U.S. Forest Service International Programs and its partners host twelve international seminars. Participants, natural resource management professionals from around the world, provide their own funding for the 2 or 3-week long seminars held in the U.S. The seminars stimulate deliberations and problem solving for issues related to unique areas of natural resources management.