USDA Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service was formed in 1905 and is currently an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages 155 National Parks and wetlands in the United States. The U.S. Forest Service has overlapping control with other agencies involving habitat protection, water and maintenance of National Monuments. The primary role is to preserve and protect national forests and the ecosystem necessary to support it. The Forest Service publishes informative guides, trains and employs forest rangers and maintains public lands.

Address
National Headquarters USDA Forest Service 1400 Independence Ave., SW Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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New mesoamerican pine beetle described

A newly-discovered species of tree-killing bark beetle, Dendroctonus mesoamericanus Armendáriz-Toledano and Sullivan, has been described in a paper published online in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America by ...

dateApr 14, 2015 in Ecology
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Strongest sinks of carbon are in dynamic landscapes

The strongest forest carbon sinks in eastern forests are within landscapes not completely dominated by forests. Using a new framework for forest carbon accounting, a team of USDA Forest Service scientists found that landscapes ...

dateDec 07, 2015 in Environment
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