The Southern Research Station is part of the Nation’s largest forestry research organization—USDA Forest Service Research and Development—the leading organization for research on natural resource management and sustainability in the United States. Headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, the Southern Research Station serves 13 Southern States and beyond.
Since the beginning of the 20th Century, our researchers have excelled in studies on temperate and tropical forests, forest resources, and forest products. These studies provide a wealth of long-term data sets and conclusions on the dynamics of tree plantations and natural stands, watersheds, and wildlife habitats.
Today our staff of 135 scientists is organized into research work units within science areas, with science technicians and other support personnel who work at various locations throughout the region: at Federal laboratories, university campuses, and experimental forests.