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Agency

Forest Service

The U.S.Forest Service was established in 1905 under the Transfer Act of February 1, 1905 (16 U.S.C. 472) which transferred the Federal forest reserves and the responsibility for their management from the Department of the Interior to the Department of Agriculture. The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Agency URL:
http://www.fs.fed.us/
Parent Agency
Agriculture Department

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  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (Agency) is adopting a final rule amending its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. The final rule establishes new and revised categorical exclusions (pertaining to certain special use authorizations, infrastructure management activities, and restoration and resilience...

  • Special Areas; Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Alaska

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA or Department), is adopting a final rule to exempt the Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule (2001 Roadless Rule), which prohibits timber harvest and road construction/reconstruction with limited exceptions within designated inventoried roadless areas. In addition, the rule...

  • Oil and Gas Resources

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service (Agency) is proposing revisions to its regulations governing Federal oil and gas resources on National Forest System lands. The Agency proposes these revisions to update and modernize its existing regulations. In addition, conforming technical amendments to other parts of the Code of...

  • Special Areas; Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Alaska

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to exempt the Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule, which prohibits tree harvest and road construction/reconstruction within inventoried roadless areas with certain limited exceptions. In addition, the proposed rule would provide an administrative...

  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance

    On June 13, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (Agency) published a proposed rule to revise its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. The Agency is extending the comment period on the proposed rule, which was scheduled to close on August 12, 2019, for 14 days until August 26, 2019.

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  • Northern Utah Resource Advisory Committee

    The Northern Utah Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting by phone and/or video conference. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self- Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative...

  • Fremont and Winema Resource Advisory Committee

    The Fremont and Winema Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting by phone and/or video conference. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self- Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve...

  • Information Collection: Forest Service Pilot and Aircraft Record Forms

    The Forest Service published a document in the Federal Register on July 20, 2021, concerning request for comments on a renewal with revisions of a currently approved information collection. The document contained an incorrect telephone number with updated contact information and text:

  • Proposed New Fee Site

    The Dakota Prairie Grasslands will be implementing a new $10 expanded amenity recreation fee for overnight camping at Coal Creek campground, described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of this notice. The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (Title VII, Pub. L. 108- 447) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to publish a six-month advance...

  • Boundary Establishment for Sturgeon National Wild and Scenic River, Ottawa National Forest, Baraga and Houghton Counties, Michigan

    In accordance with section 3(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the USDA Forest Service, Washington Office, is transmitting the final boundary for the Sturgeon National Wild and Scenic River to Congress.

  • Proposed New Fee Sites

    The Custer Gallatin National Forest will be implementing new fees at three campgrounds and two rental cabins listed in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of this notice. Both cabins have received extensive renovations. One cabin has been completely restored to maintain its eligibility for the National Historic Register. All the campgrounds have had...

  • Information Collection: Forest Service Pilot and Aircraft Record Forms

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the USDA Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the renewal with revisions of a currently approved information collection, Forest Service Pilot and Aircraft Record Forms.

  • Information Collection; Timber Sale Contract Operations and Administration

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with revisions of a currently approved information collection, Timber Sale Contract Operations and Administration.

  • Modoc County Resource Advisory Committee

    The Modoc County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting by phone and/or teleconference. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self- Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative...

  • Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee

    The Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet virtually via Microsoft Teams. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to...