USDA Forest Service

About USDA Forest Service

We are a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. We have an elite wildland firefighting team and the world’s largest forestry research organization. Our experts provide technical and financial help to state and local government agencies, businesses, private landowners and work government-to-government with tribes to help protect and manage non-federal forest and associated range and watershed lands. We augment our work through partnerships with public and private agencies that help us plant trees, improve trails, educate the public, and improve conditions in wildland/urban interfaces and rural areas, just to name a few. Our team also promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation internationally.


Biological Technician

June 2019 - July 2019 Mount Shasta, CA
“I loved identifying endemic plants by keying through the Jepsonii Manual.”

Wildlife Technician

May 2019 - August 2019 Cedar City, UT
“I really liked that I was able to work outdoors all summer. I love the mountains and love the schedule the forest service has working 4 ten hour shifts getting all weekends and holidays off. The pay is also very good for a student.”
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