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N.C. Forest Service planning prescribed fire operations for Clemmons Educational State Forest in Clayton. More info.

What We Do

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.


Forest Health

N.C. Forest Service Forest Health Highlights 2023

Dive into the 2023 review of N.C. Forest Service forest health highlights. Learn more about the impacts of pest and disease detections, invasive plants and abiotic stressors on North Carolina’s forests and what’s on our watchlist moving forward.

State Forests

Holmes Educational State Forest The Talking Forest Fall 2023 Newsletter

Check out the fall edition of The Talking Forest newsletter from Holmes Educational State Forest. Learn more about the busy fall wildfire season in the mountains, Farm City Day, self-guided activities and the free guided wildflower hikes, an HESF fan favorite.


Water Resources

Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest Summer/Fall 2023 Newsletter

In this edition of the newsletter, learn about the comeback of the Investigating Your Environment workshop, what regrowth looks like after a prescribed burn on the forest, forest updates and improvements, and the first annual Smokey Bear Poster Contest.

About NC Forest Products

#1 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 $0.63 to the North Carolina economy.
$35.3 Billion Annual Economic Contribution to the state's economy and supports more than 139,700 jobs.
Forest Products Resources