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N.C. Forest Service planning prescribed fire operations for DuPont State Recreational Forest in Cedar Mountain. More info.
Turnbull Creek ESF will be closed to the public Thursday, April 18, through Saturday, April 20. More info.

What We Do

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.


State Forests

Holmes Educational State Forest The Talking Forest Winter 2024 Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of The Talking Forest. Learn more about favorite moments from 2023, forest management at HESF, updates to the forestry center, fighting HWA on the forest, and free educational programs and events you don't want to miss.

Water Quality

Water Resources Branch BMP Newsletter, Quarter 1, 2024

In the Jan. 2024 edition of the BMP newsletter from our Water Resources Branch, learn more about the process for adhering to best management practices, post-wildfire suppression repair recommendations for the Poplar Drive fire site, preparing for flooding and storm damage, and splash erosion.


State Forests

Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest Winter 2024 Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of News from the Forest. Learn more about the second annual F.L.A.M.E. week event that happened on the forest in February, ongoing logging operations and upcoming events you don't want to miss.

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