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This contact form sends an email to the Forest Service headquarters in Washington, DC.

If you have a question pertaining to fire restrictions, roads, campgrounds, area status, permits, or other local issues, please contact the forest or grassland directly. Find contact information by using our interactive map:

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We have nearly 39,000 full and part-time or seasonal employees nationwide. Here are some ways to find them:


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ZIP fact

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.

Related blog: Letters to Smokey Bear reveal promise of hope for the future