The mission of the Center for Intensive Planted-forest Silviculture (CIPS) is to understand the interactive effects of genetics, silviculture, protection (from insects, disease, and animal damage), competition, nutrition, and soils on the productivity, health, and sustainability of intensively-managed, planted forests.
To develop and maintain a comprehensive, science-based decision-support system for intensive silviculture of planted forests in the Pacific Northwest,
- By coordinating, facilitating, conducting, and synthesizing collaborative research between existing cooperatives, institutions, and researchers in a manner that addresses long-term and interactive effects of all possible treatments constituting a silvicultural regime,
- With a major emphasis on identifying priorities for research from the perspective of current and future knowledge gaps, new technologies, unanticipated needs, and prediction sensitivities in the decision-support system representing the current state of our knowledge,
- For the purpose of enhancing the global competitiveness of Pacific Northwest forests and producers of forest products.