History & Culture

The United States Forest Service, an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has existed for more than one hundred years with the express purpose of managing public forests and grasslands. Much can be learned about the changing attitudes of the American people toward nature, natural resources, and each other, by examining the history of the USFS.

Cultural Heritage - It's about Time and People

Public land has many rich stories to tell about the people who lived here and the land they lived on. Cultural Heritage is about time - it's about the past, it's about the present, and it's about our future.

Capitol Christmas Tree 2012

For nearly 50 years the dazzling Christmas tree on the west lawn of the Capitol has been chosen from a national forest. This year the "Peoples Tree" was selected from the White River National Forest in Colorado. Join the U.S. Forest Service, Choose Outdoors and other partners on the journey of the Capitol Christmas Tree.

This Month in Forest Service History

Months
Interesting People/Events

January

 

February

 

March

 Hallie Daggett -First female lookout in the Forest Service

April

 William B. Greeley named Chief of the Forest Service

May

 

June

 National Grasslands Week

July

 

August

 

September

 

October

Harry Gisborne - forest fire fire researcher

November

 

December