Precision Forestry Cooperative


Our Mission: to develop advanced technologies to improve the quality & reliability of information needed for planning, implementation, & monitoring of natural resource management, to ensure sustainable forest management. Our Vision: to engage with technology & environmental industry, public & non-profit sectors in fulfillment of our mission.

Directed by Dr. L. Monika Moskal (since 2012), the PFC was founded by the State of Washington legislature as part of the Washington State Advanced Technology Initiative (ATI). The University of Washington, College of the Environment, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, created the Precision Forestry Cooperative to conduct pioneering research in forest  management at a new scale of resolution and accuracy with the goal of producing economic & environmental benefits.

Organizational Chart, click to enlarge the image

PFC has strong collaborations with the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station (Dr. Hans-Erik Andersen – past PFC researcher, Bob McGaughey and Dr. Jocob Strunk–their lab is located across the hall from the PFC lab) & the USGA (Dr. Christian Torgersen, who is housed in SEFS Anderson Hall). PFC has an active Advisory Board comprising of private, public and non-profit sectors.