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North Carolina's forestland is one of the greatest influences in 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 $35.3 billion annually to the state's economy and providing around 139,700 jobs for North Carolinians. The N.C. 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

Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest Spring 2024 Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of News from the Forest. Learn more about the recent Wildland Urban Interface Workday, forest updates and improvements, and some upcoming events to add to your calendar.

Water Quality

Water Resources Branch BMP Newsletter, Quarter 2, 2024

In the April 2024 edition of the BMP newsletter from our Water Resources Branch, learn more about stream temperature, wetland roads, the Brown Creek Soil and Water Conservation District in Anson County, the Biennial Water Quality Meeting, and more.


Water Quality

Water Resources Branch 2023 Year in Review

The Year In Review briefly outlines the major successes achieved by the NCFS Water Quality and Nonpoint Source programs, while recognizing the contributions of financial and operating partners.

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