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What We Do

North Carolina's forest land 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.


Best Management Practices

How well do you know Forestry Best Management Practices?

Learn about keeping mud out of the creek, potential functions of SMZs and more in the second issue of the 2021 BMP Newsletter.

Prescribed Fire

Prescribed Fire Training Needs Survey

Survey data will be used to identify needs for prescribed fire training and to develop recommendations to address those needs.

Forest Protection

2020 Forest Health Highlights

The state of the health of state and private forests in North Carolina

About NC Forest Products

#1 Manufacturing Sector in the state for employment in combined sectors of furniture, wood products and paper.
#2 Forest Products Industry in the US for employment for number of jobs supported.
$34.9 Billion Annual Economic Contribution to the state's economy & supports over 148 thousand jobs.
Forest Products Resources