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What We Do

North Carolina's forest land is one of the greatest influences on the state, providing economic value and adding immeasurably to the quality of life for its residents. The forest products industry is the largest manufacturing business sector in the state, contributing approximately $31.4 billion annually to the state's economy and providing around 144,000 jobs for North Carolinians. The NC Forest Service's primary purpose is to ensure adequate and quality forest resources for the state to meet its present and future needs.


Educational State Forests

Tuttle ESF

KIDS Fish for fun! Saturday May 12, 2018

Eyeglass inspecting leaf


2018 IYE

2018 Investigating Your Environment Workshop July 8-13 2018 Crossnore, NC: Registration Now Open

Forest Health


The Spotted Lanternfly is Heading our Way!!

About NC Forest Products

#1 Manufacturing Sector in the state for employment in combined sectors of furniture, wood products and paper.
#2 Forest Products Industry in the US for employment for number of jobs supported.
$31.4 Billion Annual Economic Contribution to the state's economy & supports over 144 thousand jobs.
Forest Products Resources