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Forest Management

The Forest Service is strongly committed to the management of the National Forests in an environmentally sound manner. The agency's top priority is to maintain and improve the health, diversity, and productivity of forest ecosystems for the enjoyment of current and future generations. Forest management includes guidance, administration, and support of the agency's forest products management and sales programs. Read more about forest management...

  • Forest Products
    Timber sale and special forest products information and reports.
  • Forest Products Measurement
    Timber cruising, log scaling, and volume estimation information, software, and support for the National Forests.
  • Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS)
    The USDA Forest Service's nationally supported framework for growth and yield modeling.
  • National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL)
    NFGEL provides state-of-the-art molecular genetic information to the National Forests and other cooperating agencies for the evaluation and protection of our nation's genetic resource.
  • Post-Fire Vegetation Conditions on the National Forests
    Description of post-fire vegetative conditions using the Rapid Assessment of Vegetation Condition after Wildfire (RAVG) process.
  • Restoration
    The U.S. Forest Service is committed to implementing and facilitating restoration on our national forests and grasslands—including state, tribal, and private lands, working with partners in an all-lands approach—through our programs, tools, frameworks, and innovative research.
  • Silviculture
    Information and reports summarizing silvicultural activities and accomplishments.
  • Woody Biomass Utilization
    The Forest Service encourages the utilization of woody biomass from hazardous fuel reduction, restoration, and other management activities on public and private lands to help offset the costs of these activities, provide economic opportunities to rural communities, and enhance environmental benefits for the American public.


U.S. Forest Service Recruitment at the 2015 Society of American Foresters (SAF) Convention

The U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting a Student Recruitment Event at the 2015 Society of American Foresters Convention held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Read more about recruitment at the 2015 SAF Convention…

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program

The purpose of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program is to encourage the collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes.

Read more about the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program on the updated Restoration website…

Stewardship End Result Contracting

Stewardship contracting contributes to the development of sustainable rural communities, restores and maintains healthy forest ecosystems, and provides a continuing source of local income and employment.

Read more about Stewardship Contracting on the updated Restoration website…

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