The U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) conducts research on environmental and social issues. SRS scientists aim to provide land owners, managers and policy makers with the knowledge and tools they need to sustainably manage our nation's natural resources.
Americans have a growing recognition of the critical services that forests provide, including clean air and water, wildlife habitat, and opportunities for outdoor recreation. But forests are threatened by a multitude of stressors, even as demand for them grows.
SRS scientists are addressing these challenges, whether by managing for invasive insects and diseases, restoring degraded river ecosystems, or developing sustainable ways to harvest forest products. The information and technology produced by our 15 Research Work Units and university partners is available to the public for its benefit and use.