This Is Who We Are

This Is Who We AreAs the workforce of the Forest Service, we are the living embodiment of the agency and everything it stands for. When our agency’s PURPOSE serves as our North Star, when we focus on building strong RELATIONSHIPS with people and communities, and when we base everything we do on our agency’s shared VALUES, we bring our agency’s mission to life. This guide is designed to help us to be values-based, purpose driven, and relationship focused. It has been built with significant input from thousands of people across our agency’s workforce and from hundreds of partners and people representing diverse communities across the country. Their insight underscored what has always made us unique in the contributions we make to the people, the communities–including State, Tribal and local partners, and the country we serve. Our agency’s purpose and values are at the heart of this guide, along with guidance on how we can build relationships that are essential to being a good neighbor and advancing our mission. It can help each of us “show up”–both with our colleagues and out in the communities we serve–in ways that authentically and effectively reflect who we are.