About Us

The NCASI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization much like other religious, educational, or scientific charities that can accept tax-deductible donations. It is a separate corporation from National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. (NCASI), with its own tax ID, bylaws, and Board of Directors. Initially established in 2000, the NCASI Foundation was dormant since 2013 but reinvigorated and expanded in 2019.

The Mission and Approach of the NCASI Foundation

The NCASI Foundation supports environmental science and data to promote the sustainable use of earth’s resources, inform regulatory policy, educate, and execute the charitable activities of NCASI. It will accomplish this through sponsored research, independent studies, and outreach. All information and results are in the public domain and will be provided, as available, through the NCASI Foundation website.

In conjunction with partners and NCASI staff, the NCASI Foundation will foster and support scientific research to enable the development of credible, practical solutions to environmental and forestry-based challenges, contributing to a healthier planet for generations to come.

Where appropriate, the NCASI Foundation will explore emerging topics of relevance.


Our Leadership

NCASI’s affairs are directed by the Board of Governors, which is elected by the member companies annually and consists of approximately 25 senior executives. The Board appoints an Executive Committee to manage the organization’s financial, administrative, and technical affairs.

The Board also appoints an Operating Committee in the U.S. and a Steering Committee in Canada. These committees are composed of Member Company senior personnel familiar with the environmental issues facing the forest products industry. The U.S. Operating and Canadian Steering Committees meet several times annually to identify and prioritize the research projects undertaken by NCASI’s Technical Studies Program and to monitor progress toward achieving program results. Ad hoc committees and specialists convene as needed to provide expert advice in specific fields, such as forestry and health effects.

Our President is Dirk Krouskop. Other members of our Executive Leadership Team include Tammerah Garren, Reid Miner, Vipin Varma, Darren Miller, Paul Weigand, and Kirsten Vice. Click here to learn more about our staff leadership.


Careers with NCASI

NCASI is an Equal Opportunity Employeer NCASI welcomes resumes and applications for any open position; however, we do not accept unsolicited resumes or applications. Please identify the position for which you are applying when corresponding. An application form is available for download as a PDF file.

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