The Tropical Forestry Initiative

The Tropical Forestry Initiative (TFI) is a non-profit organization founded by a small group of professors and environmentalists. On our 350-acre preserve in Costa Rica, we study the effects of prior deforestation and various strategies for reforestation as well as the ethical use of tropical forest products. TFI also serves as an education site. Learn more about our student abroad opportunities in our Study Abroad tab.



You can help!

We also perform research at the site, conduct college-credit classes and internships and engage in community outreach programs. Read on, to learn more and to find out how you can participate in this work.