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.
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.
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.