Umatilla National Forest

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Sports & Recreation


72510 Coyote RoadPendleton, OR 97801 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.


What is the Forest Service?

  • We are a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Agriculture that manages 193 million acres of land, roughly the size of Texas.
  • We manage public lands in the form of national forests and grasslands, provide technical and financial assistance to state and private forestry agencies and make up the largest forestry research organization in the world.
When and why was the Forest Service established?
  • Congress established the Forest Service in 1905 to provide quality water and timber for the nation’s benefit.
  • Congress later directed the Forest Service to broaden its management scope for additional multiple uses and benefits and for the sustained yield of renewable resources such as water, forage, wildlife, wood, and recreation.
What does the Forest Service do?
  • We help people share and enjoy the forest, while conserving the environment for generations to come. Some activities are compatible. Some are not.
  • You, as a concerned citizen, can play a key role by expressing your views to Forest Service managers to help us strike a balance and make decisions in the best interest of the public lands and the public.


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