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Peter Stangel

Senior Vice President, U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
c/o Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
P O Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802
(404)-915-2763
(803) 725-8158
Peter(at)usendowment.org

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) is a not-for-profit corporation established September 21, 2006, at the request of the governments of the United States and Canada in accordance with the terms of the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) between the two countries. It has been endowed with $200 million under the terms of the SLA.

The Endowment has been chartered with two purposes:

  1. educational and charitable causes in timber-reliant communities; and
  2. educational and public-interest projects addressing forest management issues that affect timber-reliant communities, or the sustainability of forests as sources of building materials, wildlife habitat, bio-energy, recreation, and other values.

The Endowmentís vision is that Americaís forests are sustainably managed to meet broad societal objectives such as marketable products, clean waters, wildlife habitats, and other ecological services, while ensuring healthy and vibrant forest-reliant communities.

Our mission is to work collaboratively with partners in the public and private sectors to advance systemic, transformative and sustainable change for the health and vitality of the nationís working forests and forest-reliant communities.

Peterís responsibilities at the Endowment include overseeing the:

Peter joined the Endowment in April of 2010 after a 20 year career with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. He was a graduate student at SREL in the 1980ís where he worked with Mike Smith on the conservation genetics of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers and other threatened species.