USDA Forest Service Flathead National ForestUSDA Forest Service Flathead National Forest
To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Motto: Caring for the Land and Serving People To advance our mission and serve our purpose, we balanc... Read more
To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Motto: Caring for the Land and Serving People To advance our mission and serve our purpose, we balance the short and long-term needs of people and nature by-Working in collaboration with communities and our partners; Providing access to resources and experiences that promote economic, ecological, and social vitality; and Connecting people to the land and one another. Delivering world-class science, technology and land management. This is our value: what the Forest Service uniquely has to offer.
For more than 100 years, the Forest Service has brought people and communities together to answer the call of conservation. Our agency was created on the principle of managing the Nation’s natural resources "for the greatest good, for the greatest number, for the longest time."
Our agency’s values reflect the proud heritage of the Forest Service, expressed in the language of today’s workforce. We believe in-
Service. To each other. To the American people. To the planet.
Interdependence. Of all things. People and nature. Communities and colleagues. The past, present, and future.
Conservation. Protection when necessary. Preservation when appropriate. Restoration, when needed, and wise management for multiple use and enjoyment always.
Diversity. People and cultures. Perspectives and ideas. Experiences and ecosystems.
Safety. In every way: physical, psychological, and social.
Delivering our Mission -- Sustain Our Nation's Forests & Grasslands; Deliver Benefits to the Public; Apply Knowledge Globally; Excel as a High-Performing Agency