Caring for the Land and Serving People in California, Hawaii, & the Pacific Islands
The Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service manages 20 million acres of National Forest land in California and assists the State and Private forest landowners in California, Hawaii and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. Eighteen national forests are located in this region.
The Pacific Southwest Region is commonly referred to as Region 5 (R5). Learn more
Region 5 Leadership Intent: Our goal for the Pacific Southwest Region is to retain and restore ecological resilience of the National Forest lands to achieve sustainable ecosystems that provide a broad range of services to humans and other organisms.
In October 2008, the Pacific Southwest Region's Leadership Team, comprised of Forest Supervisors, Regional Program Directors, and the Regional Forester, met to discuss and identify the issues of greatest importance to the Forest Service in California.