Trees For Tomorrow (TFT) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) natural resources specialty school nestled on over 30 forested acres in Eagle River, Wisconsin. TFT uses a combination of field and classroom studies to teach sustainable practices as well as demonstrate the benefits of contemporary resource management.
To deliver balanced, objective information on the management and use of trees, forests, and other natural resources. Our field-based programs, which place people in direct contact with resources which support human needs, teach knowledge and skills leading to responsible lifestyle choices. This experience inspires informed participation in policy making and promotes stewardship and renewal of natural resources for use by future generations.
- Humans rely on natural resources for survival and quality of life.
- Our natural resources base is limited, and demand is increasing, so proper management and responsible use is essential.
- The Great Lakes forest ecosystem is resilient and is sustainable when properly managed.
- Natural resources – forest, water, wildlife, soils, and others – are globally interdependent. One resource cannot be managed without considering the effect on all others.
- Forest resources must be managed for multiple uses for the long-term benefit of everyone. These multiple uses include forest products, recreation aesthetics, wildlife, wilderness and others.
- Individuals have a responsibility to make informed decisions and take positive action on natural resource issues.
- Awareness, knowledge and understanding of natural resources and related issues, including the social and economic impacts now and for the future.
- Skills needed to understand and make informed decisions regarding the management and wise use of natural resources.
- Attitudes and values for the motivation to actively participate in the management and wise use of natural resources.