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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.


State Forests

Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest Summer 2022 Newsletter

Learn more about red cockaded woodpecker and other birds, wildlife sightings and NCFA's Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience in this edition of the newsletter.

Water Resources

Water Resources Branch Best Management Practices Newsletter

Learn about BMP effectiveness at forestry stream crossings. Get a snapshot of fire rehabilitation from the site of the 2022 Gator Fire.

State Forests

Holmes Educational State Forest The Talking Forest Spring/Summer 2022 Newsletter

Celebrate forest volunteers and catch up on forest improvements and programming highlights 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