Forest Service Eastern Region

Comprising 20 states and 40% of the U.S. Population, Eastern Region forests and grasslands have big impacts.

About the Region

Photo: Foote Pond on the Huron-Manistee National Forests. USDA Forest Service Photo.


With surge of visitors, fire prevention efforts more important than ever

USDA Forest Service Prevention Specialist

An estimated 13 million people visited national forests in the Eastern Region in 2020, the last year in which statistics are available. And by all accounts, 2021 was even busier for visitors to our national forests as more Americans sought outdoor recreational opportunities during the pandemic.

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Eastern Region exceeds goal to reduce hazardous fuels in 2021

Mitigating Wildfire

The USDA Forest Service Eastern Region ended 2021 on a high note, surpassing its annual goal to reduce hazardous fuels in forests and lower the threat of potentially catastrophic wildfires.

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