The United States Forest Service is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Agriculture that manages 193 million acres of land, roughly the size of Texas. The Forest Service manages public lands in the form of national forests and grasslands, provides technical and financial assistance to state and private forestry agencies and makes up the largest forestry research organization in the world. Congress established the Forest Service in 1905 to provide quality water and timber for the nation’s benefit. Congress later directed the Forest Service to broaden its management scope for additional multiple uses and benefits and for the sustained yield of renewable resources such as water, forage, wildlife, wood, and recreation.
The Forest Service helps people share and enjoy the forest, while conserving the environment for generations to come. Some activities are compatible. Some are not. The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
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