To accomplish our mission, the U.S. Forest Service partners with land management agencies across all levels of government, with nonprofit and for-profit entities, universities, and communities, large and small.
Why so many different types of partners?
The diversity of our partners parallels the breadth of U.S. Forest Service work which includes: managing the nation’s 193 million acres of National Forest System lands to sustain healthy terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; conducting research that connects the agency to hundreds of partners around the world in collaborative research; sustaining healthy forests and communities across boundaries to States, Tribes, communities, and nonindustrial private landowners through technical and financial support; protecting communities and the global environment from catastrophic wildland fires, climate change and invasive species, and inspiring life-long connections to nature for every American.
The Forest Service works with three congressionally-chartered nonprofit partners:
- The National Forest Foundation
- National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
- National Environmental Education Foundation
Additionally, the Forest Service works closely with several land management agencies in Department of the Interior. See below for information about their partnerships:
- The ‘Partnerships Page’ for the National Park Service
- The ‘Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program’ page for the Fish And Wildlife Service
Looking for a contact? Please visit our “Find a partnership contact” page