"The USDA Forest Service developed InterfaceSouth to heighten awareness of and provide information about wildland-urban interface (WUI) issues. Critical interface issues include wildland fire, watershed health and management, land use planning and policy, wildlife conservation and management, and many more.
The Forest Service, in partnership with the Southern Group of State Foresters and the University of Florida's School of Forest Resources and Conservation, established the Southern Center for Wildland-Urban Interface Research and Information in Gainesville, FL in January 2002. Since then, InterfaceSouth has joined with Urban Forestry South (Athens, GA) to form the Centers for Urban and Interface Forestry. The Centers are components of the Southern Research Station and (Research Work Unit) SRS-4952.
Activities of InterfaceSouth present an immediate Forest Service response to critical findings of the Southern Wildland-Urban Interface Assessment and the Southern Forest Resource Assessment . The primary focus of the Center is on research and technology transfer needed to address fire in the wildland-urban interface in the South."