CARe-FOR-US has two main organisational structures:
- A network of seven national coordinating institutions, in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Norway and Sweden.
- Five parallel work packages, each coordinated by a senior researcher and a PhD-student. The give work packages are: 1) Coordination, 2) Governance; 3) Forests and human health; 4) Forests, recreation and tourism; and 5) Quality forest management.
The work package coordinators, together with representatives of the coordinating institutes, constitute the CAR’s Management Group. CARe-FOR-US has its secretariat the the Institute of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen. Project leader is Dr Anders B. Nielsen of the Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences, while Julie Frøik Molin acts as Project secretary.