Science & Technology

Providing Science-Based Applications and Tools for Sustainable Natural Resources Management

Sound scientific information is needed for land management decisions that address problems facing our forests, grasslands, and urban environments from invasive pests, pollution, fire, water shortages, and population pressures. Forest Service Research & Development (R&D) and Technology and Development (T&D) Centers provide high-quality scientific information and applications that help land managers restore and maintain healthy forests and grasslands for community protection; multiple environmental and social benefits, such as clean air and clean and abundant water; a broad array of recreational opportunities; and a wide range of ecosystem services.