USDA Forest Service

The official Instagram account for national forests and grasslands.

Mount Shasta, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California from Siskiyou County. (Courtesy photo Martin Swett) #california #landscapephotography #naturephotography #shastatrinitynationalforest #nationalforest #ForestService
Greg Hanson participates in a bighorn sheep survey in Alaska Basin on the Teton Basin Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Wyoming. This was part of a larger survey effort to determine population dynamics of bighorn sheep found in the State of Wyoming’s Targhee bighorn sheep Core Herd Home Range. (Forest Service photo by Nate Yorgason) #workingforests #bighornsheep #cariboutargheenationalforest #wyoming
Post-fire timber sales help us provide balance of resource management that maintains a healthy forest ecosystem and helps to meet social economic needs. Here, Forestry Technician Clyde Carroll mitigates trail hazards by clearing pathways blocked by dead and fallen trees and brush on the Sequoia National Forest, California. #wildfire #restoration #sequoianationalforest #california #forestrecovery #timber (Forest Service photo by Lance Cheung)
A purple, pink, and yellow sunrise just over a small pond ringed with cotton grass in a high meadow in Dragon Fly Pond, Otter Creek Wilderness, Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia. #OtterCreekWilderness is 20,698 acres in size. It lies in a bowl formed by Shavers Mountain and McGowan Mountain. Otter Creek Wilderness has 45 miles of trails, many of which follow old railroad grades, logging roads, or farm roads. #sunrisephotography #naturephotography #monongahelanationalforest #westvirginia (Forest Service photo by Robert Stough)
The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) is a treasured pathway through some of the most outstanding scenic terrain in the United States. Rising abruptly from the desert floor, the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument reaches an elevation of 10,834 feet. Providing a picturesque backdrop to local communities, visitors can enjoy magnificent palm oases, snow-capped mountains, a national scenic trail, and wilderness areas. Jointly managed by the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service, the Monument’s boundary encompasses about 280,000 acres, including public lands within the BLM’s California Desert Conservation Area and the San Jacinto Ranger District of the San Bernardino National Forest. (BLM photo by Bob Wick) #pacificcrestnationalscenictrail #sanbernardinonationalforest #california #recreation #scenictrail
Ricki Oldenkamp and Natural Resource Specialist Marion Glaser take down habitat fencing at the Russian River in Cooper Landing, Chugach National Forest, Alaska. #restoration #workingforests #chugachnationalforest #alaska (Forest Service photo by Tyler Gagat)
April is #NationalVolunteerMonth ! Thank you to more than 2.8 million volunteers who have provided more than 123 million hours of service since 1972! Learn how you can #volunteer on your National Forests and Grasslands by going to our profile and clicking on our link. (Forest Service photo by Charity Parks)
We’re hiring students and recent grads for paid positions! Apply on USAJOBS.gov starting April 4. Visit our website for more information. #WorkForNature
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is touring Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky and talking to agriculture producers. Follow his journey on @usdagov and join the conversation as USDA gets #BackToOurRoots
Have you enjoyed a scenic drive through the mountains, the pursuit of wildlife, the thrill of whitewater, a night under the stars, or solitude on a backcountry trail? The Cherokee National Forest is a great place to start! (Thanks to @masonboring for this donation) #weekend #cherokeenationalforest #Tennessee #naturephotography
The El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rain forest in the national forest system.  At nearly 29,000 acres, it is one of the smallest in size, yet one of the most biologically diverse of the national forests hosting hundreds of animal and plant species, some of which are found only on El Yunque. Six months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, only a small portion of El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico, is available for enjoyment. Here, tourists enjoy climbing La Coca Waterfall. (USDA Photo by Preston Keres) #elyunque #puertorico #recoveryefforts #lacocawaterfall
Healthy, resilient national forests are our goal. This will result in jobs, and health and economic benefits for all Americans. #PayetteNationalForest #Idaho #healthyforests (Forest Service photo by Jesse Lutz)
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