Land & 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. The Forest Service is charged with managing natural resources in a way that best serves the multiple needs of a growing and changing nation. The agency was initially established to ensure a renewable supply of timber and a steady source of clean water and minerals.
Pacific Northwest Region lands managed by the Forest Service provide clean water, timber, special forest products, forage for cattle and wildlife, habitat for insects, fish, plants, and animals as well as offers some of the finest recreation opportunities in the country.
Review regional processes and documentation of the Pacific Northwest Region Forest Plan Modernization.
Learn about how you can be trained to be a highly skilled volunteer helping the Forest Service maintain our beautiful forest lands.
The Great American Outdoors Act, will enable federal land managers to take aggressive steps to address deferred maintenance & other infrastructure projects on national forests & grasslands through 2025.
Find Pacific Northwest Forest Service planning and monitoring documents including Forest Plan Revision documentation & revised plans.
Read about specific natural resource program areas such as accelerated restoration, genetics, botany, fish and invasive species.