Welcome to the Southern Region
There is something for everyone in the vast Southern Region!Find Your Adventure
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.
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!
Forest Service announces local recipient of national Volunteers & Service Award
Release Date: May 12, 2022
Prescribed fire is a critical land management tool that keeps our forests healthy, but sometimes results in smoke in some communities.
This year's recipients are being recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, hard work, resilience and innovation throughout the Southern Region.