Preparing for an uncertain future

Resilient Future Forests Lab

We are a network of demonstration and research locations showcasing innovative and sustainable solutions to forest-based climate change adaptation and mitigation grounded in practice.

our sites

Locations around the world

Kyrgyz Republic

Restoring forests to protect and enhance quality water supply and livelihood​, reduce mass movements, downstream erosion, and flooding​, improve forest regeneration systems​, and test innovative tree species and stock types


Restoring forests in the Charvak Reservoir catchment to avoid downstream erosion and sedimentation, reduce flooding and mass movements, enhance quality water supply and recreation​, improve forest regeneration systems​, and test innovative tree species and stock types​


Demonstrate and document opportunities and restrictions for active and productive forest management to address issues for improving society sustainability and independence from using fossil fuels and energy intensive materials.

Emerging locations

New locations are being established in cooperation with local partners in Malawi, Sri Lanka, Guatemala, and Paraguay. Read more about the landscape context, initial situation, and the specific restoration objectives.

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Strengthening the science-practice linkage: new project “Resilient…

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Knowledge-sharing Workshop on RFFL: an Introduction to…

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New guide for Resilient Future Forest Labs

The Resilient Future Forests Laboratory (RFFL) is a global network of long-term,…