State, Private & Community Forests



The Forest Service's State and Private Forestry staff facilitates and fosters sustainable natural resource management through partnerships with the private and public sectors as well as communities and tribes. 

Programs covered by this website include those that provide technical and financial assistance to non-industrial private forest owners and communities to enhance resource management, urban forestry, nursery management, and forest health protection.  A separate website covers Fire and Aviation programs.


Here are links to some of the programs we are working on to promote sustainable natural resource management:



Western Nurseries Program

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Technical support for forest and conservation nurseries in the western US

Forest Legacy Program

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Protecting private forest lands from conversion to non-forest uses


Forest Health Protection

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Forest insects & diseases, and invasive plants

Forest Resource Management

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Forestry assistance for family forest landowners