The U.S. Forest Service manages approximately 675,000 acres of public land in Texas. This land is divided into four National Forests in east Texas and the Caddo-Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands in northeast Texas. These public lands are administered under multiple-use management to protect and obtain the greatest benefit from all forest resources: recreation, timber, range, fish and wildlife, soil and water and minerals.  [Read more]

Pollinator Week 2018Since 2010, Pollinator Week has been a time to recognize the importance of pollinators and the impact they have on our environment, and more importantly, on our way of life. The USDA Forest Service is heavily involved in supporting pollinators in the way we manage our lands to act as habitat for these invaluable creatures, and in promoting their health and resilience.

Closed areas in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas

Due to storms and excessive rainfall, portions of roads, trails and recreation areas are closed.  See the list of closed roads and areas here


Fire Information

Officials with the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Sabine National Forest, have a prescribed burn for March 22, in Shelby County near Boles Field Recreation Area off FM 2694 and Carrollton community, county roads 2350 & 2355.   Also, off FM 147 in the Dove Field Management area.  Please see this map of the projected burn area.

And officials with the Sam Houston NF in Montgomery County, West side of Lake Conroe, East of FS Road 204; and in Walker County, West of FS 222 at North end of Lake Conroe will be burning.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Sabine Ranger District office (409-625-1940).

Links to additional maps for the NFGT planned burns, completed burns, and the Texas Burn Ban Map may be found here.

Turkey Hunting Area Closures

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has issued the following areas are CLOSED to turkey hunting for the 2018-19 season:

  • The portion of Angelina National Forest in Jasper County will remain CLOSED due to restocking efforts for the 2018-19 season.
  • The portion of Angelina National Forest in San Augustine County including Bannister Wildlife Management Area will be CLOSED to turkey hunting effective September 1, for the 2018-19 season.

For more information, contact the Angelina District Ranger Office at (936) 897-1068.


Interested in Volunteer Work?

Volunteer Trash Bash group on the Sam Houston National Forest.

Visit Volunteer.gov to search and apply for volunteer opportunities in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.

Hunter Camp Maps

 Hunter camp locations on the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.


Plant-a-Tree Program

The Plant-A-Tree Program enables individuals or groups to contribute funds for planting trees on National Forests.  Donations may be made to honor or memorialize friends or relatives.

Travel Management Rule

Restricting Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Use to Designated Routes.

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