A mature red-cockaded woodpecker habitat A longleaf pine stand in the Savannah River Site A butterfly weed over a log at the Savannah River Site A butterfly rests on a flower at the Savannah River Site A hardwood tree is draped with Spanish moss on the Savannah River Site A wildland firefighter uses a drip torch while conducting a prescribed burn at Savannah River Site. A gopher tortoise pokes through the brush on the Savannah River Site A fringed orchid on the Savannah River Site



Welcome to the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service - Savannah River.  Located between Aiken SC and Augusta GA, USFS-SR manages over 170,000 acres of forested area located on the Department of Energy, Savannah River Site (DOE - SRS).

U.S. Forest Service Savannah River was established in 1951 to help reforest the abandoned farmland on the newly formed Savannah River Site.  Since that time, forest service employees have continued to work within the SRS Natural Management Plan to help regenerate healthy forests, provide watershed protection and improvement, suitable habitat for animal and plant species, and to provide a source of revenue from the sale of forest products.     

What we do

Engineering and Environmental Services maintains hundereds of miles of road on Savannah River Site.



The USFS-SR team is a diverse group of employees who work in one of the following areas


Recent News


Tornado damaged forest helps power Savannah River Site

Tornado Damaged forest

Innovative forest product modernization methods are helping foresters to increase the pace and scale of forest restoration after two EF3 Tornadoes damaged approximately 500 acres of forested area on Savannah River Site in April 2020.

Welcome New Forest Manager DeVela Clark

Forest Manager DeVela Clark

DeVela Clark is a strong advocate of embracing diversity and all of its attributes and is dedicated to employee development.

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Savannah River employees receive FY 2020 Regional Forester Awards

Two groups of employees at Savannah River were recently awarded FY 2020 Regional Forester Awards for their outstanding accomplishments over the past year.

Key Contacts

Josef Orosz
Public Affairs Specialist
cell - (530) 440-9741