Forest Products Laboratory
(608) 231-9200 -- Forest Products Laboratory
(608) 231-9249 -- Public Affairs Specialist Susan Paulson, call for tours
USDA Forest Service
1 Gifford Pinchot Dr
Madison, WI 53726-2398
250+ scientists and support staff conduct research on expanded and diverse aspects of wood use. Research concentrates on pulp and paper products, housing and structural uses of wood, wood preservation, wood and fungi identification, and finishing and restoration of wood products. In addition to traditional lines of research, FPL is responding to environmental pressures on the forest resource by using cutting-edge techniques to study recycling, develop environmentally friendly technology, and understand ecosystem-based forest management.
* November - March the tour is of the Engineering Mechanics and Remote Sensing Laboratory. * April - October the tour is of the Research Demonstration House.