Welcome to the Southern Region
There is something for everyone in the vast Southern Region!
The Southern Region of the Forest Service is a dynamic collection of lands that encompasses 13 states and Puerto Rico. Known as Region 8 within the Forest Service, the Southern Region consists of 14 National Forest units and two special units. The Forest Service employs about 250 people at the Region 8 headquarters in Atlanta, and nearly 2,500 throughout the South.
Find Your Forest
The Southern Region is pretty big, and we want to make sure you can easily find the National Forest website you're looking for! We've got a complete list to help you out, by state and territory!
Visiting bear country? Be a good guest while there!
Southern collaborative training exchange promotes women in fire opportunity
Release Date: May 31, 2023
Forest Service funds first tribal Wildland Fire Module
The Southern Region, in partnership with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, recently signed a $1.2 million federal grant to fund its first-ever tribal Wildland Fire Module. The funding, made possible through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, seeks to reduce wildfire risk, create healthy, resilient forests and address equity in the wildland fire workforce.
Throughout the nation, there are three Native American Country Wildland Fire Modules. This is the first one funded by the Forest Service through a federal grant.
E- Bikes: Learn Where to Ride
E-bikes are motorized vehicles. They are welcome on national forest roads and trails where motorized vehicles are allowed.
Some roads and trails may be better suited for e-bikes than others.
If you are unsure where to ride, contact the national forest you plan to visit.