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.

National Headquarters USDA Forest Service 1400 Independence Ave., SW Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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Refining fire behavior modeling

Research by USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station biometrician Bernie Parresol takes center stage in a special issue of the journal Forest Ecology and Management due out in June. Parresol is lead author of two of ...

dateMay 22, 2012 in Environment
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As data flow, scientists advocate for quality control

As sensor networks revolutionize ecological data collection by making it possible to collect high frequency information from remote areas in real time, scientists with the U.S. Forest Service are advocating for automated ...

dateAug 06, 2013 in Ecology
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