Land & Resource Management

Stream, meadows, forest, and blue sky.

The national forests and grasslands were established to protect the land, secure favorable waterflows, and provide a sustainable supply of goods and services. Managing the natural resources of the Nation’s forests and grasslands requires the complex integration of resource assessments, management actions, and cooperative partnerships. The agency integrates environmental, social, and economic issues and values into its management decisions and actions while accounting for future as well as present needs.



A rotating selection of forest and forest management scenes.

Our priority is to maintain and improve the health, diversity, and productivity of forest ecosystems.


A rotation of pictures from various National Grasslands including scenes of the grasslands.

The National Grasslands, wind-swept seas of grass and wildflowers.

Rangelands Ecosystems

Forest Service Rangelands Manager.

Rangelands include high mountain meadows to the desert floor.

Ecosystem Services

Valuing Ecosystem Services

Healthy forest ecosystems are ecological life-support systems.


Mount Washington Webcam

Air virtually links all living and non-living components of the earth.

Water & Soil

Earthworm on soil.

Water and soil are among our most important natural resources.

Geology & Minerals

Abandoned mine.

Administering the minerals program to provide commodities and to sustain ecosystems.

Lands & Realty

Hells Canyon Recreation Area, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Securing and protecting rights, title, value, and interests in national forests and grasslands.

Special Uses

Communications equipment.

Authorizing uses on National Forest System land.

Projects & Plans

Forest, stream, and mountain scene from the Rogue River National Forest.

Supporting project-level and forest planning.

Monitoring & Tools

A treated area on the Lincoln National Forest.

Inventory, monitoring, and assessment activities and support tools.


Forest Service truck on a national grassland road.

Structural, environmental, transportation, and facilities engineering.

Key Contacts

The U.S. Forest Service Air Quality Images webcam network monitors visibility in many sites across the country.

Shining Rock Air Quality Image.
The Shining Rock camera views Cold Mountain, North Carolina.

Columbia River Gorge Air Quality Image.
The Columbia River Gorge camera views a portion of the Gorge and Mount Hood, Oregon.!ut/p/z0/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8zijQwgwNHCwN_DI8zPwBcqYKBfkO2oCADIwpjI/?position=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&pname=Forest%20Service%20-%20Land%20&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&ss=11&pnavid=null&navid=130000000000000&ttype=main&cid=null