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United States Forest Service

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United States Forest Service (USFS) is a government agency within the United States Department of Agriculture charged with managing United States National Forests.

It administers the United States's 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres (780,000 km2). Major divisions of the agency include the National Forest System, State and Private Forestry, Business Operations, and the Research and Development branch. Managing approximately 25% of federal lands, it is the only major national land agency that is outside the U.S. Department of the Interior.