Two people explore in an open grassland areaWelcome to the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands!

Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands are located in Nebraska and South Dakota, and hosts the historic Charles E. Bessey Tree Nursery and the National Grasslands Visitor Center. The forest consists of two national forests, three National Grasslands, the Hudson-Meng Education & Research Center, and partners with the Pine Ridge Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center.

The variety of recreation opportunities and diversity of natural resources makes Nebraska and South Dakota perfect places to explore, learn, and enjoy your National Forests and Grasslands.

Select Forest and Grassland vicinity map for larger view:

Vicinity map of forest and grassland areas.


Recent News


Make Memories by Cutting Your Own Holiday Tree!

Green and white FS logo with a decorated tree in the middle

The Forest Service sells permits to cut your own Christmas tree for $10.00 each.  Permits go on sale starting Monday, November 25. 

Prairie Perfect

A snowy view of the grassland landscape.

The November/December issue of Working Ranch magazines delves into the Buffalo Gap National Grassland.


Campfire Safety

Smokey Bear - Only You!

Campfire Safety is your responsibility! Get safety tips from Smokey.