About the Forest

Moss and fern in the forestThe U.S. Forest Service manages approximately 675,000 acres of public land in Texas. This land is divided into four National Forests in east Texas and the Caddo-Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands in northeast Texas. These public lands are administered under multiple-use management to protect and obtain the greatest benefit from all forest resources: recreation, timber, range, fish and wildlife, soil and water and minerals.

The Forest Service is charged by Congress to manage the National Forests for a variety of public benefits - "Multiple Use" is the key phrase. During your visit to the National Forests in Texas, you might encounter evidence of many management activities such as wildlife habitat projects, management of threatened and endangered species, controlled burning, insect control activities, grazing, regeneration cutting, and recreation site developments.

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