US Forest Service

Organization Type: 

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 Service— "to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long run."

National forests and grasslands encompass 193 million acres of land, which is an area equivalent to the size of Texas.

Contact Information
Address1: 
1400 Independence Ave.
City: 
SW Washinton
State/Province: 
DC
Postal Code: 
20250-0003

McBride Springs

Reconnect the stream channel to the floodplain
Reduce erosion
Improve riparian-deciduous shrub habitat
Improve herbaceous vegetation production
Raise shallow groundwater levels
Improve water quality
Improve habitat for aquatic and terrestrial wildlife
Preserve/improve local economic activities
Leverage partnerships and resources
Protect Cultural Resources