Though the long nights, short days and dropping temperatures may tempt you to stay indoors, winter is an optimal time to accomplish some important things on your property. Many management practices can be implemented during this time of year that you’ll be thanking yourself for doing come spring. Learn more about prescribed fire and other methods that can help you tackle invasives on your property.Blog Article
Through a variety of diverse career opportunities from the mountain ranges of the west to the sandy soils of the east, the 650 men and women of the N.C. Forest Service work to protect, manage and promote forest resources for the citizens of North Carolina. Become a member of our highly trained workforce. The forest is calling. Will you answer?Learn More
Through combined efforts amongst various partners, more than 100,000 hemlocks have been treated for hemlock woolly adelgid. Treatments last for multiple years and have been carried forward under an integrated pest management (IPM) approach. Eastern white pines in Western North Carolina are showing signs of a two-pronged attack from an insect and tree disease complex sometimes referred to as white pine dieback. Learn more in the 2023 highlights report.Learn More
The N.C. Prescribed Burning Cost Share Program assists private landowners with funding to implement three types of prescribed burning practices on their property. The program covers silvicultural burning, hazard reduction burning and wildlife habitat burning.Learn More
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.