Established in 1905, the Forest Service is
an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service
manages public lands in national forests and grasslands.
Gifford Pinchot, the first Chief of the
Forest Service, summed up the mission of the Forest Serviceó "to provide
the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long
National forests and grasslands encompass
193 million acres
of land, which is an area equivalent to the size of Texas.
Most National Forests contain thousands and
thousands of acres per forest. What you will see on this website is
just a taste of each National Forest listed.