A mature red-cockaded woodpecker habitat A longleaf pine stand in the Savannah River Site A butterfly weed over a log at the Savannah River Site A butterfly rests on a flower at the Savannah River Site A hardwood tree is draped with Spanish moss on the Savannah River Site A wildland firefighter uses a drip torch while conducting a prescribed burn at Savannah River Site. A gopher tortoise pokes through the brush on the Savannah River Site A fringed orchid on the Savannah River Site



Welcome to the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service - Savannah River website. Through an Interagency Agreement with the United States Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site Operations Office, USFS-SR manages approximately 170,000 acres of onsite natural resources. This includes implementing the SRS Natural Resources Management Plan, which includes watershed protection and improvement, thus providing habitat for endangered animal and plant species while generating revenue from the sale of forest products.

USFS-SR, a unit within the Southern Region (Region 8) of the USDA Forest Service, shares the service’s mission to conserve the lands in partnership with the people we serve.

DOE-SRS is not open to the public, as it is a key DOE industrial complex that processes and stores nuclear materials in support of national defense and U.S. nuclear non-proliferation efforts.

What we do

Engineering and Environmental Services maintains hundereds of miles of road on Savannah River Site.














The USFS-SR team is a diverse group of about 75 employees, including:


Wildland Firefighter Apprentice Savannah River Outreach

U.S. Forest Service wildland firefighter contributes to a prescribed burn at Savannah River Site.

The U.S. Forest Service-Savannah River intends to hire a GS-0462-3/4/5 wildland firefighter apprentice in the near future. Upon successful completion of all the requirements of the apprenticeship program, the apprentice will reach journey-level status as a wildland firefighter and receive a career-conditional (permanent) appointment to a forestry technician (senior firefighter) GS-0462-05 position.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out this section to find answers to the questions we’ve been asked most frequently.


Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

Redcocked woodpecker

A nestling Red-cockaded woodpecker, just banded, then safely returned to its nesting cavity.