Budget & Performance

What the budget supports:

budget and performance graph

The graphic shows jobs supported in various industries across the U.S. The agency budget also supports:

  • Management of 193 million acres of public lands in 43 states and Puerto Rico for multiple uses.
  • Sustainable stewardship of more than 600 million acres of forestland across the U.S., including more than 400 million acres of private land.
  • The largest forestry research organization in the world.
  • Sustainable stewardship of forests in more than 80 countries.

How are we doing?

Tracking our activities through performance measures provides the Forest Service the opportunity to demonstrate our achievements.

  • Performance accountability is an integral part of Forest Service operating standards, as it aligns projects and initiatives with long-term targets and strategic goals.
  • Project plans are reviewed and updated throughout the fiscal year to reflect changed conditions.
  • Accomplishments for key performance measures are used as part of the annual performance evaluations. This process provides concrete linkages between our strategic goals and our day-to-day activities.

Read our budget and performance standards

Tracking our activities through performance measures provides the Forest Service the opportunity to demonstrate our achievements.A photo of a Marten looking down from a tree

Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Information

Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Information

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Information

Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Information

Budget information for previous years

Appropriations-related questions from Congress

The Forest Service is sometimes asked to provide answers to appropriations-related questions from Congress, sometimes referred to as Congressional Directives. The responses can be in the form of a letter or a report or both. Sometimes other supporting documents are included. Each includes the bill referenced in the directive.

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