The Initiative is founded on the understanding that science cannot be addressed in a vacuum but rather must be developed in concert with societal understanding and needs. Extensive stakeholder dialogue is incorporated to better understand concerns, inform the science and regulatory efforts, and create a more informed citizenry about forest threats and opportunities to overcome these threats.

Environmental groups of the FHI have developed the following resources:
  • Issues Work Group: addressing key questions, issues and concerns by stakeholders.
  • Principles Work Group: indentifying and integrating principles for responsible deployment of biotechnology to address current and emerging forest health threats.
  • Outreach & Communications Work Group: developing and executing a plan to solicit broad input and engage key stakeholders that result in broad stakeholder understanding and acceptance of the FHI. Watch the FHI introductory video