As of 4 p.m., March 30, the Last Resort Fire in Tyrrell County remains 5,293 acres in size and 48% contained. Irrigation systems are wetting the fire area along Western Road. Firefighting personnel have established pump sites at Phelps Lake and a fresh water canal alongside Seagoing Road. Water pumps are expected to be in service and moving water Thursday evening.News Release
Our cost share programs are designed to help landowners establish and manage their forests by partially reimbursing them for costs associated with specific forestry practices. Learn about the real value in these programs through the eyes of a landowner in our latest blog series.Blog Article
Applications are being accepted for three Urban and Community Forestry financial assistance programs. The funding program has been completely redesigned to streamline the application and award process. Local, tribal, and state government entities, not-for-profit profits and other tax-exempt organizations are eligible to apply.Learn More
The N.C. Forest Service is known for its role in emergency response, predominantly as the lead agency for the prevention and control of wildfires. However, our response goes far beyond the parameters of fire. Our personnel are trained to respond and support a wide variety of all-hazard emergencies such as winter storm events, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, search and rescue efforts, public health events and agricultural emergencies.Blog Article
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.