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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 April 2023 edition of the BMP newsletter, learn more about an assessment of forestry BMPs in North Carolina and definition changes for waters in the U.S.

State Forests

Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest Winter 2023 Newsletter

In this edition of the newsletter, learn more about the 6th annual Women in Fire Training Exchange and the first-ever F.L.A.M.E Week as well as the completion of the MST bridge.

State Forests

Holmes Educational State Forest The Talking Forest Newsletter

Catch up with our HESF rangers as they revisit their favorite moments from 2022. Learn more about forest improvements including new bluebird nesting boxes, an upcoming prescribed fire on the forest, and more in this edition of the newsletter.

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