Working Together

Consevation of the natural and cultural resources of the Cherokee National Forest requires the efforts of not only dedicated employees, but many partners and volunteers who contribute to the successful management of forest resources as well as providing services to forest visitors like you.

The U.S. Forest Service cooperates with many different agencies, organizations, and communities to achieve our mission - caring for the land and serving people. 

Our partners, including a number of federal agencies, the State of Tennessee, conservation organizations, universities, public entities and private citizens, help

  • maintain recreation sites and trails
  • reduce hazardous fuels
  • restore watersheds
  • monitor wildlife populations
  • improve wildlife and fisheries habitat
  • inventory and monitor archeological and historic sites
  • provide input to proposed management activities
  • conduct conservation education programs
  • respond to emergency incidents.

Their assistance is provided through a number of measurable avenues including various grants, partnerships, and volunteer efforts.

Youth Conservation Corps

Summer 2021 Youth Conservation Job Corps Opportunities on the Cherokee National Forest