Resource Management

Caring for the land and serving people

The Forest Service is charged with managing natural resources in a way that best serves the multiple needs of a growing nation.

Natural Resource Management

A critical part of the Forest Service mission is protecting and managing the national forests and grasslands so they best demonstrate the sustainable multiple-use management concept.  Managing the natural resources of the Nation's forests and grasslands requires the complex integration of resource assessments, management actions, and cooperative partnerships.

  • Geospatial Data

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    Selected GIS datasets for the Pacific Southwest Region are available for download from this area. The scale at which the Pacific Southwest's GIS data was developed depends upon the subject and type of data.

  • Climate Change

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    The Forest Service strategy for dealing with climate change is based on 25 years of targeted research and a century of science and management experience.

  • Plants & Animals

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    The diverse habitats found in the Region harbor an abundance of wildlife, fish and rare plant resources.


California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Scoping Meetings

The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board and Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board will conduct California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Scoping meetings to solicit input regarding the scope and content of information to be included in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

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Vegetation Ecology

The Pacific Southwest Region’s (R5) Vegetation Ecology program consists of three components: InventoryMapping, and Classification. These interdependent components serve as the basis for analyzing vegetation resources and associated uses in this Region.  Included in components are the Vegetation Inventory Data and Mapped Vegetation Tiles.

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