US Forest Service Research & Development
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  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Publications & Products

Each year the Forest Service collaborates with scientists from partner institutions to write and publish thousands of peer reviewed publications in hundreds of scientific journals plus books, conference proceedings, and Forest Service reports. Each of these scholarly publications are available for free in the Treesearch collection of publications, now offering over 39,000 full text documents.


Search the Forest Service R&D publications catalog by author, title, publication year or keywords – or for those that are published in the Forest Service research series, by the station, series and number. Each publication comes with an abstract, citation information, and a link to download the full text document.

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Forest Census data

Since 1930, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) has provided the forest counterpart to the national census. Explore these fascinating data at the FIA website. Published reports interpreting the data are also available there.

Research Data

The Forest Service Research Data Archive publishes scientific datasets funded by the Forest Service. These short- and long-term research data yield insights into how forest and grassland ecosystems function and can be managed.


A collection of downloadable infographics on varied topics covered by R&D research.

Patent cover pages


The Patent Program helps convert Forest Service research into usable information and technologies that benefit both the American public and industry.

National Forest Service Library

For more high quality scientific and technical information from the Forest Service including journals, databases, digital collections, and library catalogues, visit the National Forest Service Library.