Current Eastern Threat Center Research Work Unit Charter
The mission of the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center is to generate knowledge and tools needed to anticipate and respond to environmental threats. The most serious threats to forests, and the benefits they provide, inevitably involve complex factors interacting at multiple scales. The Eastern Threat Center's challenge is to maintain a holistic and integrated research program to tackle these complex issues. The Center is further charged to deliver knowledge to forest landowners, managers, and scientists in a timely, useful, and user-friendly manner. The Center's mission and governance are more completely described in its original 2005 charter.