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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 $31.4 billion annually to the state's economy and providing around 144,000 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.


Forest Protection

2020-2021 Gypsy Moth Program Update

The Forest Health Program has issued an October update on the 2020-2021 Gypsy Moth Program in coordination with the NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division.

Technical Development & Utilization

Webinar Series: Woods for Wildlife

Upcoming topics: Forest Management in Wetlands/Rare and Endangered Species Conservation Status, Native Plants of the Longleaf Pine Forest, and Forestry for Birds/Commonly Used Herbicides for Habitat Management

Best Management Practices

Importance of forests for drinking water supply

A recent technical report quantified the role of forest lands in providing surface drinking water supply.

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.
$31.4 Billion Annual Economic Contribution to the state's economy & supports over 144 thousand jobs.
Forest Products Resources