The International Institute of Tropical Forestry is a tropical forestry research and technology transfer institute and home to the Puerto Rico and USVI Gap Analyses Projects. It is located in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, IITF and has a long and productive history. Created in 1939 as the Tropical Forest Experiment Station in cooperation with the University of Puerto Rico, the Institute has been in operation continually for 72 years. The Institute serves as a focal point for bringing external research and educational resources to bear on issues affecting tropical forests and grasslands. The IITF 2001 Accomplishment Report highlights the activities of our people involved in the areas of Research and Development, State and Private Forestry, International Cooperation, and Administration. It is a new product for us and we hope you find it interesting and useful. Please contact us with comments and questions about our programs.