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Forest Service employees and offices are in locations across the country. If you have questions about road closures, permits or other information about a specific forest or grassland, contact them for that site-specific information. For camping reservation, go to Recreation.gov. Use our People and Bureau search below to find employees or a specific office. We also offer the contact form below.

Sidney Yates building in Washington D.C.

USDA Forest Service

1400 Independence Ave., SW

Washington, D.C.

20250-1111

(800) 832-1355

 

Wildland firefighters work on the ground and in the air. (InciWeb.org)People and bureaus

We have more than 39,000 employees nationwide. Here are some ways to find them:

ZIP fact

U.S. Forest Service illustration by Mary Jane Senter.There are only two special ZIP codes in the country not associated with a business. Each U.S. president is assigned a ZIP code for his or her personal use while in the White House. But those ZIP codes are kept secret except for a few choice people. The other lucky ZIP code holder is Smokey Bear, who received so many letters in the 1960s that the U.S. Postal Service gave him 20252. And we don't want to keep this one a secret. Write Smokey a letter, send him photos or drawings or congratulate him for 70 years on the job. When Smokey is not busy teaching people to prevent wildfires, he will try to answer your letters. Address them to: Smokey Bear, Washington, D.C. 20252.

 

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