Managing the Land
National Forests and Grasslands
We manage public lands for multiple uses, including for:
Your land is important to you, and we have information that can help you:
- Prepare for wildfires
- Make your land work for you
- Develop your own forest plan
The benefits your city derive from healthy trees is measureable.
- Find your state urban and community forestry coordinators.
- Use iTree to see what your trees are worth.
- Get involved in urban natural resources stewardship.
Millions of acres of public lands are unaffected by growth so you can use and enjoy them as wilderness.
- What makes a wilderness area?
- Does designation always equal protection?
- Where are the wilderness areas?
Ensuring a viable ecosystem means ensuring our natural resources have a good, healthy basis:
- Water is the most important commodity on agency lands
- Air, like water, is inseparable from the health of natural resources..
- Soil serves many purposes in the health of natural resources.
Managing wildfires on public lands is both a proactive and reactive challenge.
- Fire is managed in several ways, including deliberately burning dead trees.
- Forests benefit from selective burning.
- Education is the most important tool for wildfire prevention.