Land & Resource Management


What We Do as Land and Resource Managers

An important 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." In other words, the Forest Service is charged with managing natural resources in a way that best serves the multiple needs of a growing nation. The agency was established to ensure a renewable supply of timber and a steady source of clean water and minerals.

The Southern Region of the US Forest Service provides timber for people, forage for wildlife, habitat for fish, plants, and animals, and some of the finest recreation lands in the country. The Forest Service does not "own" the natural resources. Instead, the agency serves as caretaker for the real owners, ... the people of the United States.

In this section you will find:


  • Information on Forest Service planning and monitoring
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Southern Forest Futures Project
  • Appeals and litigation information

Resource Management

  • Information on natural resource program areas such as genetics, botany, fish and invasive species.