On Sept. 22, 2022, The Conservation Fund, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) and other partners celebrated an effort to conserve and establish the new 402-acre Broyhill State Forest in Lenoir, North Carolina. The forest property boasts high conservation value, supporting natural resources, water quality, recreational access and increased connectivity for nearly 2,500 acres of surrounding protected lands.News Release
The North Carolina Forest Service has begun taking orders for tree seedlings in small quantities or bulk through its Nursery and Tree Improvement Program. This is an annual sale and it’s a program I am extremely proud of.Read and Listen
These up and coming natural resource professionals will assist us with a wide range of projects and become familiar with many of the NCFS’s core forestry programs and services.Read More
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.