Nature & Science

Forest Service Research
Research has been part of the Forest Service mission since the agency's inception in 1905. Today, some 500-plus Forest Service researchers work in a range of biological, physical, and social science fields to promote sustainable management of nation's diverse forests and rangelands.  The information and technology produced through basic and applied science programs is available to the public for its benefit and use.


Treesearch is an online system for finding publications by research and development scientists in the US Forest Service. Research results behind these publications have been peer reviewed to ensure the best quality science.

Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute
Leopold Institute is entirely focused on wilderness.

Climate Change Resource Center
The Climate Change Resource Center is a reference for resource managers who need information and tools to address climate change in planning and project implementation.

Climate Change - North Cascadia Adaptation Partnership (NCAP)
The North Cascadia Adaptation Partnership (NCAP) is a Forest Service, National Park Service collaboration on climate change adaptation.

Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory
Fire research conducted at the Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory examines the effects of weather and climate on fire, the effects of fire on ecosystems, and the impacts of smoke on human health.

Science Findings
Science Findings is a monthly publication that features 12 significant findings each year.

Science Updates
Science Findings highlights publishes scientific knowledge for pressing decisions about natural resource and environmental issues