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North Carolina's forest land 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 Spring 2022 Newsletter

Learn more about bugs, forest updates and improvements, forest activities and events, wildlife sightings and upcoming events in this edition of the newsletter.

State Forests

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

Catch up on some favorite moments from 2021, recent forest improvements and slither into spring with Ranger Dwigans and some of his favorite critters!

Water Resources

Water Resources Branch Best Management Practices Newsletter

Learn about the N.C. Forestry BMP Manual and more in this issue of the BMP newsletter.

About NC Forest Products

#1 Manufacturing Sector in the state for employment in combined sectors of furniture, wood products and paper.
#2 Forest Products Industry in the US for employment for number of jobs supported.
$34.9 Billion Annual Economic Contribution to the state's economy & supports over 148 thousand jobs.
Forest Products Resources