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
Website
http://www.fs.fed.us
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Forest_Service

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Revealing the secrets of freshwater streams

Beneath the surface of a freshwater stream, animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms create complex patterns of biodiversity. Brooke Penaluna, research fisheries biologist at the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research ...

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