Forestry Law and Legal Definition

National forest lands are regulated under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Forestry Service to help sustain the nations forests and protect communities and the environment from wild land fires. The State and Private Forestry (S&PF) organization of the USDA Forest Service reaches across the boundaries of national forests to states, tribes, communities and non industrial private landowners.

Such laws seek to coordinate conservation, wild land fire management, operations, research, and advanced aviation technologies policies. Other areas of forestry law deal with minimizing the spread of established invasive species and lessening the damages caused by native insects and diseases, maintaining, restoring, and improving the health of urban trees, forests, green spaces and sustainable forest ecosystems, among other issues.