The following contact form sends an email to the Forest Service headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Due to the high volume of email, you may not receive an immediate response. If you request specific information, your email may be sent to a subject matter expert for response. This inbox is monitored Monday-Friday, 8a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). If you have an urgent question regarding a specific national forest, please contact that forest for assistance.
For questions pertaining to fire restrictions, roads, campgrounds, area status, permits, or other local issues, contact the forest or grassland directly. Contact information also is available on our online interactive map.
For questions about bill payment, please visit: www.fs.usda.gov/billpay
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We have nearly 39,000 full and part-time or seasonal employees nationwide. Here are some ways to find them:
- Telephone Directory(link is external)
- National Programs and Offices
- Regional Offices and Research Stations
For national-level media questions, please submit your question or request to the National Press Desk, the preferred method of contact.
Note: We receive a high volume of media inquiries. To help us respond in an efficient manner please clearly identify outlet and inquiry topic in the subject line.
Smokey Bear's Zip Code
There are only two special ZIP codes in the country not associated with a business. Each U.S. president is assigned a ZIP code for his or her personal use while in the White House. But those ZIP codes are kept secret except for a few choice people. The other lucky ZIP code belongs to Smokey Bear, who received so many letters in the 1960s that the U.S. Postal Service gave him 20252. And we don't want to keep this one a secret.