The Sustainable Forestry Initiative announces Lauren Cooper as new Chief Conservation Officer

Sustainable Forestry Initiative
October 11, 2022
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, United States

Lauren Cooper

WASHINGTON and OTTAWA — Lauren Cooper has exceptional knowledge and experience in climate smart forestry and applied science and is well-respected internationally for her work in assessing forest-based climate finance and for linking wood utilization to sustainability. Cooper was one of two research scientists at Michigan State University (MSU) who led a study entitled “Linking Climate Change, Forests, and Certification” that included a qualitative analysis of SFI programmatic documents, interviews with key informants, and observations of SFI training activities. The resulting report informed the development of the Climate Smart Forestry objective in SFI’s 2022 Forest Management Standard. Cooper currently serves as Program Director at MSU where she leads the Forest Carbon and Climate Program for the University’s Forestry Department.

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