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CHAPTER 11-FOREST SERVICE,
Part 200 211 212
219 221 222 223
36 46 73 73
228 230 241 242
Organization, functions, and procedures .........
portation system ......
Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act by the Forest
lands in Alaska........
concentrated public use ........
92 147 183 190
251 254 261 262 264 271 272 290 291
193 266 299 307 319 323 324 325
292 293 294 295
327 328 342 348
CROSS REFERENCES: Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior: See 43 CFR
2567.8; Group 2500.
Note: Other regulations relating to agriculture appear in title 7; title 9; title 17. chapter I: title 48, chapter 4. ABBREVIATIONS: The following abbreviations are used in this chapter:
A.O.=Administrative order P.L.O.= Public Land order.
PART 200—ORGANIZATION, FUNCTIONS, AND PROCEDURES
Subpart A-Organization Sec. 200.1 Central organization 200.2 Field organization.
Subpart B Functions and Procedures 200.3 Forest Service functions. 200.4 General procedures. 200.5 Information available. 200.6 Indexes. 200.7 Offices where information is avail.
able. 200.8 Where information may be copied. 200.9 Rules governing inspection and copy.
ing. 200.10 Request for records. 200.11 Appeals. 200.12 Land status and title records.
AUTHORITY: 5 U.S.C. 552; 16 U.S.C. 4721, 521, and 1603.
Subpart A-Organization 8 200.1 Central organization.
(a) Central office. The national office of the Forest Service is in Washington, DC, in the South Agriculture Building. It consists of the Office of the Chief and Associate Chief, and a Deputy Chief for each of the following five activities: Programs and Legislation, National Forest System, Research, State and Private Forestry, and Administration. All communications should be addressed to the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 2417, Washington, DC 20013.
(b) Chief of the Forest Service. The Chief of the Forest Service, under the direction of the Secretary of Agricul. ture, administers the formulation, di. rection, and execution of Forest Service policies, programs, and activities.
(c) Deputy Chiefs. The major activi. ties of the Forest Service at the headquarters level are divided into five Deputy Chief areas with each further divided into staff units. The programs and functions of staff units are directed by staff directors and may be subdi. vided into groups headed by group leaders. A description of the major activities of each Deputy Chief follows:
(1) Programs and legislation. Overall planning of Forest Service programs, policy formulation and analysis, budg.
eting, legislative development, reporting and liaison, and environmental coordination.
(2) National Forest System. Administration of National Forest System lands and management of natural resources within the principle of multiple use and sustained yield. Management includes planning, coordinating, and directing the national resource programs of timber, range, wildlife, recreation, watershed, and mineral areas; and support activities of fire, engineering, lands, aviation, and computer systems. The National Forest System includes: 154 Proclaimed designated National
Forests 19 National Grasslands 26 Purchase Units 17 Land Utilization Projects 24 Research and Experimental Areas 45 Other Areas The first four classifications listed above are administered as 121 Forest Service Administrative Units, each headed by a Forest Supervisor. National Recreation Areas, National Forest Wildernesses, and Primitive Areas are included in the above land classifications.
(3) Research. Plan, coordinate, and direct research programs to learn how man can best use and protect the plant, animal, soil, water, and esthetic resources of nonagricultural rural and exurban lands for his well-being and enjoyment. These programs include research on timber management, forest products and engineering, forest economics and marketing, watersheds, wildlife and fish habitat, range, recreation and other environmental concerns, forest insects and disease, forest fire and atmospheric science. Plans and directs international forestry activities and disseminates forestry research information throughout the world.
(4) State and private forestry. Coordinate and provide leadership for intergovernmental resource programs for technical and financial assistance to improve and protect State and privately-owned forest resources and urban and community forestry. Carries out this action through cooperative forestry, area planning and devel
opment, cooperative fire protection, wilderness or primitive area, and other forest insect and disease management, lands administered by the Forest Servcooperative tree planting, and overall ice. Each district has a headquarters Forest Service participation in rural office and is supervised by a District development and environmental con- Ranger (or Area Ranger in some cases) cern, including civil defense and other
who is responsible to the Forest Suemergency activities.
pervisor. (5) Administration. Provide support (b) Experiment stations for forest for Forest Service programs through and range research. To facilitate formanagement improvement, fiscal and
estry research in the field, the United accounting, administrative services, States is divided into eight geographic personnel management, manpower regions referred to as experiment staand youth conservation, antipoverty tions. Each station has a headquarters programs, communication and elec
office and a Station Director who is retronics, internal review system, exter- sponsible to the Chief for all research nal audits, coordination of civil rights activities assigned to his station. The activities, public information, and
Forest Products Laboratory is an addiService-wide management of systems tional research organization headed by and computer applications.
a Director. Each experiment station (41 FR 24350, June 16, 1976, as amended at has research project locations and lab42 FR 32230, June 24, 1977; 43 FR 27190, oratories dispersed within the geoJune 23, 1978; 44 FR 5660, Jan. 29, 1979) graphic boundaries of experiment sta
tions. 8 200.2 Field organization.
(1) Laboratories. Research activities The field organization of the Forest are in 85 locations, including 51 Service consists of regions, stations, modern research laboratories. and areas as described below:
(2) Field facilities. Within experi. (a) Regions of the National Forest ment stations there are 94 experimenSystem. For the purpose of managing tal forests and ranges and 131 research the lands administered by the Forest natural areas. Service, the United States is divided (c) Areas for State and private forestinto nine geographic regions of the ry cooperation. Field-level cooperation National Forest System. Each region between the Forest Service, States, has a headquarters office and is super- and the private sector on forestry acvised by a Regional Forester who is re- tivities is accomplished within two gesponsible to the Chief for the activi- ographic areas in the Eastern United ties assigned to his region. Within States, and within the national forest each region are located national for- regions in the Western United States. ests and other lands of the Forest Each of the two Eastern areas has a Service.
headquarters office and is supervised (1) National Forests. Each Forest by an Area Director, who is responsihas a headquarters office and is super- ble to the Chief for the activities asvised by a Forest Supervisor who is re- signed to his Area. Regional Foresters sponsible to the Regional Forester. in Western Regions 1 through 6 and Two or more proclaimed or designated Region 10 are responsible for State National Forests, or all of the Forests and private forestry activities within in a State, may be combined into one their regions. Forest Service Administrative Unit (d) Field addresses. The addresses of headed by one Forest Supervisor. Regional Foresters, Station Directors, Each Forest is divided into Ranger and Area Directors are given below. Districts. The Alaska Region is com- Under each Regional Office address is posed of two National Forests without a list of National Forest AdministraRanger Districts; with one Forest di- tive Units by States with locations of vided into three areas, each adminis- Forest Supervisor headquarters. Headtered by a Forest Supervisor.
quarters locations for Ranger Dis(2) Ranger districts. Each district tricts, National Grasslands, and Namay include a portion of a national tional Recreation Areas are not listed forest, a national grassland or portion but may be obtained from Forest Suthereof, a national recreation area, a pervisors or Regional Foresters.
NATIONAL FORESTS BY REGION
Region 1. Northern Region (Regional Forester, Federal
iksu-Coeur 'dAlene-St. Joe.
Glenwood Springs Nebraska..
Nebraska (Samuel R. McKelvie)
Chadron. South Dakota..
management unit Utah
Salt Lake City Wyoming