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CHAPTER 1-FOREST SERVICE
Part 200 Organization, functions, and procedures. 211 Administration. 212 Administration of the forest development transportation system. 213 Administration of lands under Title III of the Bankhead-Jones Farm
Tenant Act by the Forest Service. 221 Timber. 231 Grazing. 241 Wildlife. 251
Land uses. 261
Trespass. 271 Use of "Smokey Bear" symbol. 281 Land disposal; sale of lands pursuant to section 10 of the act approved
March 1, 1911. Cross REFERENCES: Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior: See 43 CFR
65.29, 176.15; Parts 148, 170, 205. Note: Other regulations relating to agriculture appear in Title 7; Title 9, Title 12; Title 17, Chapter I. ABBREVIATIONS: The following abbreviations are used in this chapter:
PART 200—ORGANIZATION, FUNC
TIONS, 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 Exceptions. 200.7 Offices where information is avail
able. 200.8 Where information may be copied. 200.9 Rules governing inspection and
copying. 200.10 Administrative appeals.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 200 issued under sec. 552, 81 Stat. 54; 5 U.S.C. 552.
SOURCE: The provisions of this part 200 appear at 32 F.R. 9679, July 4, 1967, unless otherwise noted.
Subpart A-Organization $ 200.1 Central Organization.
(a) Central Office. The central office of the Forest Service is at Washington, D.C., 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, Administration, Research, National Forest System, and State and Private Forestry. All communications should be addressed to the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, 14th Street and Independence Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20250.
(b) Chief of the Forest Service. The Chief of the Forest Service, under the direction of the Secretary of Agriculture, formulates, directs, and supervises the execution of Forest Service policies, programs, and activities.
(c) Major Activities. The major activities of the Forest Service are as follows:
(1) Programs and Legislation. Includes general direction and supervision of program evaluation and special projects, and legislative reporting and liaison.
(2) Administration. Includes general direction and supervision of administrative management, budget and finance, administrative services, personnel management, information and education, Job Corps and other antipoverty program coordination and administration, integrating inspection, civil defense and
other emergency activities, coordination of civil rights activities, and General Accounting Office and Office of the Inspector General audits.
(3) Research. Includes general direction and supervision of research in timber; watershed, range, wildlife habitat, and recreation; forest protection; forest products and engineering; forest survey, forest products marketing, and forest economics; and Forest Service participation in International Forestry activities.
(4) National Forest System. Includes general direction and supervision of timber management, range management, wildlife management, watershed management, minerals management, recreation, land use, land adjustments, land classification, engineering, and fire control.
(5) State and Private Forestry. Includes general direction and supervision of cooperative forest management, flood prevention and river basin programs, cooperative forest fire control, forest pest control, cooperative tree planting, naval stores program, and overall direction of Forest Service participation in rural areas development. $ 200.2 Field organization.
(a) The field organization of the Forest Service consists of nine Regions, eight Forest and Range Experiment Stations, the Institute of Tropical Forestry, the Forest Products Laboratory, and two State and Private Forestry Area Ofices.
(b) The field organization for the National Forest System is divided into nine Regions. A Regional Forester is responsible to the Chief for the activities assigned to his Region. Each Region is divided into National Forests, National Grasslands, and other areas administered by the Forest Service, with a Forest Supervisor responsible to the Regional Forester for the activities assigned to his unit. The National Forests and National Grasslands are divided into Ranger Districts with a District Ranger responsible to the Forest Supervisor for the activities assigned to his Ranger District.
(c) The field organization of the Forest Service for research activities comprises eight Forest and Range Experiment Stations, the Institute of Tropical Forestry, and the Forest Products Laboratory. A Director is responsible to the Chief for all research activities assigned to his unit.
(d) The field organization of the State and Private Forestry activity consists of two Area Ofices. The Area Director is responsible to the Chief for the activities assigned to his Area. In addition, State and Private Forestry activities are assigned to the Regional Foresters in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 10.
(e) The addresses of Regional Foresters, Research Directors, Area Directors, and Forest Supervisors are given below. Location of specific Ranger District headquarters may be obtained from Forest Supervisors.
NATIONAL FORESTS BY REGIONS
REGION 1, NORTHERN REGION (Montana, northeastern Washington, northern Idaho,
North Dakota, and northwestern South Dakota) Regional Forester, Federal Building, Missoula, Mont. 59801.
New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma..
William B. Montgomery.
Daniel Boone. Winchester. Louisiana
Do. Tennessee... Cherokee
George Wash Harrisonburg.
FOREST AND RANGE EXPERIMENT STATIONS Name of station and headquarters of director Intermountain-507 27th Street, Ogden,
Utah 84401. North Central-USDA, Folwell Avenue, Ste
Paul, Minn. 55101. Northeastern-6816 Market Street, Upper
Darby, Pa. 19082. Pacific Northwest-809 Northeast Sixth
Avenue, Post Ofice Box 3141, Portland,
Oreg. 99208. Pacific Southwest-1960 Addison Street,
Post Office Box 245, Berkeley, Calif. 94701. Rocky Mountain—240 West Prospect, Port
Collins, Colo. 80521. Southeastern–223 Post Office Building, Post
Office Box 2570, Asheville, N.C. 28802. Southern-701 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans,
La. 70113. Institute of Tropical Forestry-University of
Puerto Rico, Agricultural Experiment Station Grounds, Post Office Box 577, Rio
Piedras, P.R. 00928. Forest Products Laboratory—North Walnut
Street, Madison, Wis. 53705.
AREA OFFICES Northeastern Area-6816 Market Street, Up
per Darby, Pa. 19082. Southeastern Area-50 Seventh Street NE.,
Atlanta, Ga. 30323. (32 F.R. 9679, July 4, 1967, as amended at 33 F.R. 4139, March 5, 1968] Subpart B-Functions and Procedures $ 200.3 Forest Service functions.
(a) Legislative authority. The basic laws authorizing activities of the Forest Service are set forth in 16 U.S.C. 460, 471-594, 616, 694, and 1131–1136; 33 U.S.C. 701; and 7 U.S.C. 1010–1013a.
(b) Work of the Forest Service. Under delegated authority from the Secretary of Agriculture, the broad responsibilities of the Forest Service are:
(1) Leadership in forestry. The Forest Service provides overall leadership in forest and forest-range conservation, development, and use. This involves determination of forestry conditions and requirements, and recommendations of policies and programs needed to keep the Nation's private and public lands fully productive.
(2) National Forest System Administration. (i) The Forest Service administers and manages the National Forest System lands in accordance with the Multiple Use Sustained Yield Act of June 12, 1960 (16 U.S.C. 528–531).
(ii) The National Forest System comprises about 187 million acres of land in the National Forests and National Grasslands, and other areas which have been transferred to the Forest Service for administration. On these public lands (a) forestry methods are applied in growing and harvesting timber, (b) forage is scientifically managed for the use of domestic livestock whose numbers are kept in balance with the carrying capacity of the range, (c) wildlife habitat and species are managed, (d) watersheds are managed to safeguard the water supply and stabilize streamflow, (e) recreation resources are managed for public enjoyment and benefit, (f) many forms of land and resource use are granted under permit or lease, and (g) physical and resource improvements needed to develop, protect, and use all resources are built and maintained.
(3) Cooperative forestry. The Forest Service carries out cooperative forestry programs for public benefit through
programs initiated by State, county, and other Federal agencies. These programs are directed at the protection, development, and sustained production of all forestry resources, both public and private.
(4) Forest research. The Forest Seryice conducts research on problems involving protection, development, management, renewal, and continuous use of all resources, products, values, and services of forest lands. Research is conducted on (1) forest and range management, including the five basic resources of timber, forest soil and water, range forage, wildlife and fish habitat, and forest recreation, (u) forest protection from fire, insects, and disease, (ii) forest products and engineering, and (iv) forest resource economics including forest survey, forest economics, and forest products marketing. $ 200.4 General procedures.
(a) The regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture governing the protection and administration of National Forest System lands are set forth in Chapter 2, Title 36, of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(b) Procedures for the conduct of Forest Service activities are issued as directives by the central office of the Forest Service and by the field offices listed in g 200.2.
(c) Directives include: (1) The Forest Service Directives System comprised of the Forest Service Manual and related Forest Service Handbooks, (2) correspondence that relates to decisions or interpretations on specific activities, cases, or incidents, and (3) circular .md randa that contain unpublished policies and procedures which apply to a number of subordinate ofices.
(d) Forest Service Directives System Issuances are published under delegated authority as follows:
(1) The Forest Service Manual and Forest Service Handbook issuances are published in the Office of the Chief by the Division of Administrative Management for use by all Forest Service units.
(2) Forest Service Manual and Forest Service Handbook issuances are supplemented in the field offices by the Regional Forester or Deputy Regional Forester, Research Station Director, Area Director, or Forest Supervisor or Deputy Forest Supervisors.