The N.C. Forest Service Nursery and Tree Improvement Program is critical to the success of landowners in North Carolina and is necessary for ensuring they have access to the best genetics available. Our nursery only uses seed sources that are locally adapted, and annual seed collection efforts conducted at the county level go a long way in solidifying that element.Blog Article
North Carolina's updated forest action plan has been approved by the USDA Forest Service and is now ready to be implemented by forestry stakeholders across the state. Learn more about North Carolina's updated forest action plan, where to find it and how to use it.News Release
The N.C. Forest Service manages several state forests across North Carolina. Many of them are open to the public and offer a variety of educational and recreational experiences. Select the State Forests dropdown above to learn more about a state forest near you.
North Carolina's forestland 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 $34.9 billion annually to the state's economy and providing around 148,000 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.