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Forest Management

Screen capture of the Forest Management Map Viewer showing the North and Central American continents
Forest Management Map Viewer and Data Dashboard

The Forest Management map viewer serves as a one-stop-shop to view maps and data on accomplishment activities, special initiatives and general boundary information on National Forest lands.
 

Forest Products and Timber Sale Accomplishment Reports
Forest Products Modernization

Our systems and processes have served us well in the past, but they need to continue to evolve to keep up with the best available science, changes in authorities, technology, markets, and stewardship ideals.

50 Million Trees for Our National Forests

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is undertaking an ambitious effort to plant 50 million trees across our National Forests by 2023.

Rows of pine tree seedlings in plant pots and soil.
Vegetation Management

Successful vegetation management ensures that our National Forests are conserved, restored, and made more resilient to climate change while enhancing our water resources.
 


Managing the Forest

The Forest Service stewards an impressive portfolio of landscapes across 193 million acres of National Forests and Grasslands in the public trust. The agency’s top priority is to maintain and improve the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of current and future generations. Forest management focuses on managing vegetation, restoring ecosystems, reducing hazards, and maintaining forest health.

Forest Products

A Forest Service intern spraying bright orange paint on a tree from a short distance

Forest products include materials derived from a forest for commercial use such as lumber and paper, and also "special forest products" such as medicinal herbs, fungi, edible fruits and nuts, and other natural products.

Vegetation Management

Will Sari demonstrating timber cruising.

Successful vegetation management ensures that our National Forests are conserved, restored, and made more resilient to climate change while enhancing our water resources.

 

Regional Appraisal Data

A Forest Service employee wearing a hard hat and orange vest measuring a tree with a tape measure

Appraisal data sent by the Forest Service to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for the SBA’s use during development of the proposed rule is available for review.

Timber Sales and SOPI Extensions!

A Forest Service employee wearing a hard hat spraying bright orange paint on a tree

On April 10, 2020, the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment determined there is Substantial Overriding Public Interest (SOPI) in extending all National Forest System timber sale contracts awarded and timber product permits issued before April 1, 2020.

 

https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/forest-management