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Forest Service

Forest service

■ Introduction

Congress established the Forest Service in 1905 to provide quality water and timber for the nation’s benefit. The Forest Service, an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is under the jurisdiction of the assistant secretary of agriculture for natural resources and the environment. The Forest Service is administered by a chief who is assisted by an associate chief and chief of staff responsible for business operations; international programs; the National Forest System; research and development; and state and private forestry.

The Forest Service manages and regulates the use and protection ...

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