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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

Learn more about limits on the Forest Practice Guidelines exemption, the NCFS Moreland Gueth Water Quality Award winner, Forestry BMP Field Guides, and more in the January 2023 edition.

State Forests

Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest Fall 2022 Newsletter

Learn more about a Mountains-to-Sea trail installation on the forest, other updates and improvements, and creepy crawlers in this edition of the newsletter.

State Forests

Holmes Educational State Forest The Talking Forest Newsletter

Learn about an Eagle Scout project and other forest improvements, the FFA forestry competition, educational offerings and more in this edition of the newsletter.

About NC Forest Products

#2 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 $0.60 to the North Carolina economy.
$32.8 Billion Annual Economic Contribution to the state's economy and supports more than 138,100 jobs.
Forest Products Resources