• Our forestry staff works with landowners to actively manage forests, trees and related natural resources thus ensuring that the state’s forest lands remain productive and healthy, not only for the environment, but for generations of Texans to come.

    Forestry programs address the improvement of trees through forest genetics; reforestation of the land; stewardship practices to ensure responsibly managed land for future generations; forestry practices in urban settings; forest pest and disease control; tree nursery operations; and, striving to maintain land and resource use at a sustainable level.

    Sustainable forestry allows for meeting the resource needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future.

    Public Notice:
    Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) and Texas Parks & Wildlife (TPWD) will be hosting youth hunts October 29th and 30th. As a result the ID Fairchild, John Henry Kirby, Masterson and E.O. Siecke state forests will be closed for the weekend. The forests will reopen to the public Monday November 2nd and visitors are welcome to visit during normal operating ours. For more information regarding eligibility for participating in youth hunts contact your local TFS or TPWD office. For more information about the state forests click here.