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State, Private, and Tribal Forestry

"A prescribed fire burning the ground cover to improve gopher tortoise habitat."
Prescribed burning gopher tortoise habitat. Photo courtesy Georgia Division of Natural Resources.

The State, Private, and Tribal Forestry organization of the USDA Forest Service reaches across the boundaries of national forests to states, tribes, communities and non-industrial private landowners.  The organization is the federal leader in providing technical and financial assistance to landowners and resource managers to help sustain the nation’s forests and grasslands, protect communities from wildland fire and restore fire-adapted ecosystems. This federal investment leverages the capacity of state agencies and partners to manage state and private lands and produce ecological, social and economic benefits for the American people.

More Information about State, Private, and Tribal Forestry

Fire and Aviation Management works in partnership with federal, tribal, state and local partners to manage wildland fire across the national forests and grasslands. They provide premier leadership in wildland fire management, operations, research, and advanced aviation technologies.

The Office of Tribal Relations is charged with fully implementing Forest Service tribal relations policies and continuing to build long-term, collaborative working partnerships with Indian tribes.

Forest Health Protection provides technical assistance on forest health-related matters, particularly those related to native and non-native insects, pathogens, and invasive plants.

Cooperative Forestry helps people care for the land and their communities. Cooperative Forestry provide financial and technical assistance to landowners, communities, and businesses to actively manage and sustain long-term investment in non-federal forest land.

Conservation Education delivers science-based education about forests, grasslands, and related natural resources to pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, educators, and families.

Grey Towers was the home of Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the US Forest Service. Today, the Forest Service works with partners to deliver public programs, interpretive tours and conservation education programs.