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Celebrate the incredible 193-million-acre National Forest System and all the benefits it provides to the public.
As we explore the incredible National Forest System throughout the year, know that these special places rely on you. Be sure you recreate responsibly so that all users and future generations can continue to enjoy National Forests. Click here to revisit some basic tips to be a good steward of public lands.
Celebrate National Forest Week™ by submitting your favorite photos of National Forests in the categories of landscape, recreation, and youth photography. Our judges will evaluate entries on their composition, naturalism, creativity, and connection to personal experience. We want to know through your photos how YOU experience the beauty of National Forests. No professional photography experience is needed!
National Forests and Grasslands provide Americans with 193 million spectacular acres of wildlands.
Managed by the USDA Forest Service, National Forests and Grasslands host more than 170 million visits each year. Visitor spending pumps $13.5 billion into our economy annually, sustaining nearly 223,000 jobs in gateway communities.
These lands are the foundation of America’s outdoor recreation heritage and sustain our way of life. They provide water to millions Americans in thousands of communities, clean our air, store carbon, and provide timber, minerals, oil and gas and other resources for industry and communities.