The N.C. Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) program will begin accepting requests for applications for the first of four financial assistance programs beginning Feb. 1, 2023. The program provides financial assistance for communities to complete U&CF practices and activities that will enhance the benefits and sustainable management of North Carolina’s urban forests.Learn More
Ever wonder how weather affects fire? What about the burning laws we have in North Carolina? Join N.C. Forest Service staff and partners for a series of online webinars to explore and learn about wildfire and prescribed fire. Registration is required. Spots are limited so register early. F.L.A.M.E. (Fire Learning and Mitigation Education) Week is hosted by Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest.More Information
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.