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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

Listing ofSignificant Documents

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  • Forest Service Directives

    This final rule updates the current regulations that establish procedures for public participation in the formulation of standards, criteria, and guidelines applicable to Forest Service programs as required by the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, as amended (FRRRPA). These revisions will provide greater opportunity...

  • Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Colorado; Delay of Effective Date

    This document delays the effective date of a final rule titled, ``Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Colorado,'' that was published in the Federal Register on December 19, 2016 reinstating the North Fork Coal Mining Area exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule.

  • Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Colorado

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reinstating the North Fork Coal Mining Area exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule. The Colorado Roadless Rule is a State-specific rule that establishes management direction for the conservation of roadless area values and characteristics across approximately 4.2 million acres of land located within...

  • Ecosystem Restoration Policy

    The Forest Service is issuing a permanent Ecosystem Restoration policy that replaces the Interim Directive, ``Ecological Restoration and Resilience Policy,'' in Forest Service Manual (FSM) 2020. The policy provides broad guidance for restoring ecosystems on National Forest System lands so that they are self-sustaining and, if subject to...

  • Mitigation of Adverse Impacts

    The Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, is developing Agency policy concerning mitigation of adverse impacts. The Agency is hosting a webinar for all interested members of the public to share information concerning its goals and objectives for the mitigation policy, and the anticipated timeline for developing the policy. Attendees...

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  • Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Colville National Forest

    Glenn Casamassa, Regional Forester, Pacific Northwest Region, has signed the final Record of Decision (ROD) for the revised Colville National Forest Land Management Plan (revised land management plan). The final ROD documents the rationale for approving the revised land management plan and is consistent with the Reviewing Officer's instructions...

  • Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, intends to grant to East 30 Sensors, 1601 Kitzmiller Rd., Pullman, WA 99163, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application No. 16/120,783, ``HIGH TEMPERATURE SOIL PROBE'', filed on September 04, 2018.

  • Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, intends to grant to East 30 Sensors, 1601 Kitzmiller Rd., Pullman, WA 99163, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 10,282,955, ``FOREST FIRE FUEL HEAT TRANSFER SENSOR'', issued on May 7, 2019.

  • 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...

  • Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Advisory Panel

    The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Advisory Panel (Panel) was renewed on September 16, 2019, to evaluate and provide recommendations on the selection of collaborative forest landscape restoration proposals to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) for approval as provided in Section 8629 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018....

  • Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committees

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) intends to establish the following: The Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) in Rocky Mountain Region (R2) by consolidating Bighorn, Medicine- Bow Routt, Shoshone, Grand Mesa Uncompahgre Gunnison and Pike-San Isabel RACs; the Northern Utah RAC in the Intermountain Region (R4) by...

  • Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee; Meeting

    The Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Petersburg, Alaska and Wrangell, Alaska. 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...

  • Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) intends to renew the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council (Council). In accordance with provisions of the National Trails System Act of 1968, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Council is being renewed to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of...

  • Proposed New Recreation Fees: George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

    The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests is proposing to charge new fees at three recreation sites. Recreation fees are assessed based on the level of amenities and services provided, cost of operation and maintenance, analysis of other providers, and public comment. The fees listed are only proposed and will be determined upon...

  • Information Collection; Application for Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comment from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with no revisions of a currently approved information collection, OMB 0596-0016), Application for Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order (form...