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U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Forest Management

Managing the Forest

The Forest Service stewards an impressive portfolio of landscapes across 193 million acres of National Forests and Grasslands in the public trust. The agency’s top priority is to maintain and improve the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of current and future generations. Forest management focuses on managing vegetation, restoring ecosystems, reducing hazards, and maintaining forest health.

Vegetation Management

Successful vegetation management ensures that our National Forests are conserved, restored, and made more resilient to climate change while enhancing our water resources. Read more…

Forest Products

Forest products include materials derived from a forest for commercial use such as lumber and paper, and also "special forest products" such as medicinal herbs, fungi, edible fruits and nuts, and other natural products. Read more…