The State Forest Service is an agency under the Ministry of Environment to implement the national policy for forest management. The mission is to maintain balanced and sustainable forestry principles in all forms of ownership.

Lithuanian forests – a natural element of the Lithuanian landscape characterized by health, biodiversity, productivity and sustainability, providing timber, green energy, food products and opportunities for recreation of the urban and rural people, forming habitats for numerous flora and fauna species, preventing soil erosion, purifying air and absorbing carbon dioxide, protecting ground and surface waters, satisfying other ecological, economical, and social needs of society at national and global levels.