Land & Resource Management

Lower JosephA critical part of the Forest Service mission is protecting and managing the national forests and grasslands so they best demonstrate the sustainable multiple-use management concept. The Forest Service is charged with managing natural resources in a way that best serves the multiple needs of a growing and changing nation. The agency was initially established to ensure a renewable supply of timber and a steady source of clean water and minerals.

The Pacific Northwest Region of the US Forest Service provides timber for people, forage for cattle and wildlife, habitat for fish, plants, and animals, and some of the finest recreation lands in the country. The Forest Service does not "own" the natural resources. Instead, the agency serves as caretaker for the real owners, ... the people of the United States.

In this section you will find:

Restoring and Managing for Resilient Landscapes

Group of volunteers in the woodsWe manage lands so that they are resilient, recovering quickly from disturbance so that nature continues to provide what the public values from healthy ecosystems for the long run. 


Resource Management

  • Information on specific natural resource program areas such as accelerated restoration, genetics, botany, fish and invasive species. 
  • Read about Eastside Restoration (accelerated restoration strategies).

Geospatial Data

  • Geospatial data sets for each national forest in the region are available.