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What We Do

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 $31.4 billion annually to the state's economy and providing around 144,000 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.


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Streams on Silvicultural Tracts

Streams can be tricky to classify due to their dynamic nature but classifying them helps ensure appropriate protections.

Forest Management

Forest Development Program

N.C. Forest Service accepting applications for Florence Reforestation Fund (FRF) and Forest Development Program (FDP) "Plant-Only" funding.

Water Quality

Bottomland and Swamp Forests

Bottomland swamps are estimated to comprise about 13% of North Carolina’s 18.8 million acres of forests.

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.
$31.4 Billion Annual Economic Contribution to the state's economy & supports over 144 thousand jobs.
Forest Products Resources