Tropical Native Species Reforestation Information Clearinghouse

The good folks at the Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative (ELTI) have put together a stellar set of resources for land managers and restoration practitioners in tropical Asia and the Neotropics. Users can access information on forest restoration by searching for country, region, resource type, subjects and ecosystems at the new Tropical Native Species Reforestation Information Clearinghouse (TRIC)

The TRIC houses primary literature, reviews, and gray literature on numerous topics from native plant production to understory regeneration an carbon biomass. While the clearinghouse may not solve issues of access to some of their linked journal articles, it does provide a nice (and nicely presented) information hub that links up with ELTI's other programs in tropical regions. It appears that the TRIC could serve as a great starting point for ecological and forestry research, restoration project planning and policy research for local communities and individual nations. For more information on ELTI and TRIC, check out and have a look at their overview video:

ELTI Overview from Yale F&ES on Vimeo.

ELTI is a joint partnership between the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

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