Share Stewardship

During the month of May we will focus on HOW we do our work, not just the work we do. Share Stewardship is a way of doing business, where Forest Service works in partnership with others who have a vested interest in the management of land – all land. Share Stewardship is about an exchange of knowledge and ideas. Share Stewardship is the recognition that when we bring our collective talents to the table, the benefits derived from the land multiply.

Key Messages

  • Our collaboration with state, local, and nonprofit partners across shared landscapes is critical for land conservation and rural prosperity.
  • Our state, local, and tribal partners are essential to our success in improving forest health, reducing fire risk, and ensuring economic stability.
  • We're joining with businesses and communities to restore and maintain healthy forests while providing local income.
  • We work with community partners beyond national forest boundaries to improve recreation access and opportunities.

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Agroforestry Strategies for Landowners

Agroforestry intentionally blends agriculture and forestry to enhance land productivity, profitability, and environmental stewardship. USFS Photo by John Schelhas.

Sunshine, Sweat and Tears

Heirs’ property is found to be much more common in minority communities. USFS Photo by John Schelhas.

Sustainable Growth and the Future of Forested Watersheds

Forests provide clean drinking water. USFS Photo.

Longleaf Pine Cone Prospects for 2017 and 2018

Green pine cones are an indication of how much production will take place during the current year. Photo courtesy of UGA.

Stream Crossings and Water Quality

Rough hewn bridge over a forested stream in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. USFS Photo by Michael Robinson.

Children Learn about Weather and Climate

The Southern Research Station (SRS) and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) partnered to develop learning modules for children attending EBCI’s Snowbird Youth Center in Robbinsville, North Carolina. Photo by Julia Kirschman.

Annual Forest Health Checkup

Forest threats include insects, diseases, droughts, and wildfires among others. Photo by Johnny Dell, courtesy of