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Last of the Dinosaurs: Hell Creek Rocks

This activity booklet is part of a series highlighting fossils of prehistoric life, and the ecosystems where they lived, that are found on national forests and grasslands. "Last of the Dinosaurs" looks at the Hell Creek Formation in present-day Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The iconic animals that thrived in this region—like T. Rex and Triceratops—were the last dinosaurs to walk the Earth before a meteor impact brought an end to the Cretaceous period and most of the planet's life.

Topic: Education
Type: General
Number: FS-1224
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Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Historic Year

As the agency's Wildfire Crisis Strategy enters its third year, this publication looks back at what was accomplished on the 21 landscapes during fiscal year 2023. It highlights the successful partnerships, new management practices, and on-the-ground efforts that have reduced wildfire risk for communities, infrastructure, and natural resources. The document also looks forward to how work will continue to be funded and implemented, through both new and existing sources and programs.

Topic: Fire and Safety
Type: General
Number: FS-1187g
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Preserve America Section 3 Report [2021–2023]

Every 3 years, under Section 3 of Executive Order 13287 ("Preserve America"), Federal agencies prepare a report on their progress identifying, protecting, and managing historic properties for the public.

Topic: Natural Resources and Conservation
Type: General
Number: FS-1244
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Resources for Implementing Joint Secretarial Order 3403

This primer provides information for Tribes on Forest Service programs and landownership authorities that promote co-stewardship of land between the agency and Indigenous nations. It is part of an ongoing effort to fulfill the trust responsibility to Tribes in the stewardship of Federal lands and waters (Joint Secretarial Order 3403).

Topic: Partnership and Collaboration
Type: General
Number: FS-1211a
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Reimagine Recreation: Knowledge-Sharing Workshop Summary

This report shares a synthesis of discussions between USDA Forest Service staff and partners regarding recreation. The workshop summary is a part of the larger "Reimagine Recreation" campaign of the Forest Service, which aims to improve recreation services across national forests and grasslands.

Topic: Recreation and Heritage
Type: General
Number: FS-1204c
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Reimagine Recreation: Internal Engagement Summary

In 2022, the USDA Forest Service engaged with its employees about the current state of its recreation program. This report shows the results from that internal engagement, focusing on five specific areas: workforce support, infrastructure, external collaboration, visitor use, and organizational management and leadership.

Topic: Recreation and Heritage
Type: General
Number: FS-1204b
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Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

The Forest Service's action plan on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) aligns with the goals presented in USDA’s DEIA Strategic Plan and follows Federal requirements for agencies to advance DEIA in their workforce policies, practices, and culture. The plan was drafted in partnership with the Office of Civil Rights, Work Environment and Performance Office, and Human Resource Management to advance DEIA in the Forest Service.

Topic: Careers
Type: General
Number: FS-1239
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Employment in the Forest Products Sector, 2020

Sustainability Indicator 6.36 synthesizes research findings about forest sustainability in the United States based on the Montréal Process Criteria and Indicators for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Temperate and Boreal Forests. It is one of 54 indicator reports that serve as the foundation for “National Report on Sustainable Forests, 2020” (FS-1217).

Topic: Forest Health
Type: Series
Number: FS-1217-Indicator-6.36
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Total and Per Capita Consumption of Nonwood Forest Products, 2018

Sustainability Indicator 6.29 synthesizes research findings about forest sustainability in the United States based on the Montréal Process Criteria and Indicators for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Temperate and Boreal Forests. It is one of 54 indicator reports that serve as the foundation for “National Report on Sustainable Forests, 2020” (FS-1217).

Topic: Forest Health
Type: Series
Number: FS-1217-Indicator-6.29
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Value of Nonwood Forest Products Produced or Collected, 2018

Sustainability Indicator 6.26 synthesizes research findings about forest sustainability in the United States based on the Montréal Process Criteria and Indicators for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Temperate and Boreal Forests. It is one of 54 indicator reports that serve as the foundation for “National Report on Sustainable Forests, 2020” (FS-1217).

Topic: Forest Health
Type: Series
Number: FS-1217-Indicator-6.26
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Area and Percent of Forests Affected by Biotic Processes and Agents Beyond Reference Conditions, 2017

Sustainability Indicator 3.15 synthesizes research findings about forest sustainability in the United States based on the Montréal Process Criteria and Indicators for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Temperate and Boreal Forests. It is one of 54 indicator reports that serve as the foundation for “National Report on Sustainable Forests, 2020” (FS-1217).

Topic: Forest Health
Type: Series
Number: FS-1217-Indicator-3.15
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Analysis of Threats to Mature and Old-Growth Forests—Introductory Report

This introductory report summarizes initial key findings on the Forest Service's and Bureau of Land Management's assessment of threats to mature and old-growth forests, in response to Executive Order 14072—Strengthening the Nation’s Forests, Communities, and Local Economies.

Topic: Natural Resources and Conservation
Type: Fact Sheet
Number: FS-1242a
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Forest Inventory and Analysis Fiscal Year 2022 Business Report

The Forest Inventory and Analysis Program provides vital information to the management and conservation of the nation’s forest resources. This 25th annual business report describes program resources, accomplishments, and plans for the coming year.

Topic: Business and Landownership
Type: General
Number: FS-1230
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Fabulous Fossils 2 From Our National Forests and Grasslands

This poster highlights nine prehistoric creatures whose fossils are found on national forests and grasslands across the country. From a big cat in a Virginia cave to a one-of-a-kind crocodilian fossil on an Alaskan island, the fossil resources protected on our national forests and grasslands are truly amazing.

Topic: Natural Resources and Conservation
Type: Fact Sheet
Number: FS-1223
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Major Forest Insect and Disease Conditions in the United States: 2022

This annual report details impacts on forests from various insects and diseases. Compiled by Forest Health Protection staff, the report contains maps of damage (mortality and defoliation) and discusses recent trends in monitoring and management of forest pests.

Topic: Forest Health
Type: Series
Number: FS-1219
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