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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.


Water Resources

Water Resources Branch Best Management Practices Newsletter

In the July 2023 edition of the BMP newsletter, learn more about how forests are like a sponge, tips and tricks for chemical handling and logging mats.

State Forests

Holmes Educational State Forest The Talking Forest Summer 2023 Newsletter

In this edition of the newsletter, learn more about summertime in the forest, forest improvements, oak decline, self-guided activities and free guided mushroom hikes.

State Forests

Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest Spring 2023 Newsletter

In this edition of the newsletter, get an inside look at fighting wildfires and the latest updates on forest improvements including a new exhibit.

About NC Forest Products

#1 Manufacturing Sector in the state for employment in combined sectors of furniture, wood products and paper.
Every dollar created in the forest sector contributed an additional $0.63 to the North Carolina economy.
$35.3 Billion Annual Economic Contribution to the state's economy and supports more than 139,700 jobs.
Forest Products Resources