Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Forest Service


(Record Group 95)
1870-1998

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents

  • 95.1 Administrative History
  • 95.2 General Records of the Forest Service and its Predecessors 1882-1988
    • 95.2.1 Records of the Office of the Chief of the Forest Service
    • 95.2.2 Records of staff offices
    • 95.2.3 Records of organizations that included Forest Service representatives
    • 95.2.4 Miscellaneous records
  • 95.3 Records of Operating Units Responsible for Administrative Management and Information 1900-93
    • 95.3.1 Records of the Division of Operation
    • 95.3.2 Records of the Division of Fiscal Control
    • 95.3.3 Records of the Division of Information and Education
  • 95.4 Records of Operating Units Responsible for the Administration of National Forest Resources 1896-1984
    • 95.4.1 Records of the Division of Engineering
    • 95.4.2 Records of the Division of Fire Control
    • 95.4.3 Records of the Division of Range Management
    • 95.4.4 Records of the Division of Watershed Management
    • 95.4.5 Records of the Division of Timber Management
    • 95.4.6 Records of the Division of Wildlife Management
    • 95.4.7 Records of the Division of Recreation and Lands
  • 95.5 Records of Operating Units Responsible for Land Acquisition and Administration 1901-77
    • 95.5.1 Records of the Branch of Lands
    • 95.5.2 Records of the Division of Land Acquisition
    • 95.5.3 Records of the Division of Land Use Planning
    • 95.5.4 Records of the Division of Land Utilization Projects
    • 95.5.5 Records of the Division of Lands
    • 95.5.6 Records of the Division of Land Adjustments
  • 95.6 Records of Operating Units Responsible for State and Private Forestry Cooperation 1901-56
    • 95.6.1 Records of the State and Private Forestry Divisions
    • 95.6.2 Records of the Division of Cooperative Forest Protection
    • 95.6.3 Records of the Division of Cooperative Forest Management
    • 95.6.4 Records of the Division of White Pine Blister Rust Control
    • 95.6.5 Records of the Division of Flood Prevention and River Basin Programs
  • 95.7 Records of Operating Units Responsible for Research Activities 1889-1954
    • 95.7.1 General records of forest research divisions
    • 95.7.2 Records of the Division of Silvics
    • 95.7.3 Records of the Division of Forest Products
    • 95.7.4 Records of the Division of Forest Management Research
    • 95.7.5 Records of the Division of Forest Influences
    • 95.7.6 Records of the Division of Range Management Research
    • 95.7.7 Records of the Division of Forest Insect Research
    • 95.7.8 Records of the Forest Products Laboratory
  • 95.8 Records of Operating Units Responsible for Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Activities 1933-42
  • 95.9 Records of Forest Service Regional Offices 1870-1982
    • 95.9.1 Records of Region 1 (Northern Region)
    • 95.9.2 Records of Region 2 (Rocky Mountain Region)
    • 95.9.3 Records of Region 3 (Southwestern Region)
    • 95.9.4 Records of Region 4 (Intermountain Region)
    • 95.9.5 Records of Region 5 (Pacific Southwest Region)
    • 95.9.6 Records of Region 6 (Pacific Northwest Region)
    • 95.9.7 Records of Region 7 (Eastern Region)
    • 95.9.8 Records of Region 8 (Southern Region)
    • 95.9.9 Records of Region 10 (Alaska Region)
  • 95.10 Records of Forest and Range Experiment Stations 1915-83
    • 95.10.1 Records of the Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Ogden, UT)
    • 95.10.2 Records of the North Central Forest Experiment Station (St. Paul, MN)
    • 95.10.3 Records of the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station (Radnor, PA)
    • 95.10.4 Records of the Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Portland, OR)
    • 95.10.5 Records of the Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Berkeley, CA)
    • 95.10.6 Records of the Southeastern Forest Experiment Station (Asheville, NC)
    • 95.10.7 Records of the Southern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, LA)
    • 95.10.8 Records of other forest and range experiment stations
  • 95.11 Records of National Forests 1905-89
    • 95.11.1 Records of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, CO
    • 95.11.2 Records of Ashley National Forest, UT
    • 95.11.3 Records of Black Hills National Forest, SD
    • 95.11.4 Records of Clark National Forest, MO
    • 95.11.5 Records of Coconino National Forest, AZ
    • 95.11.6 Records of Fishlake National Forest, UT
    • 95.11.7 Records of Grand Mesa National Forest, CO
    • 95.11.8 Records of Humboldt National Forest, NV
    • 95.11.9 Records of the Huron-Manistee National Forest, MI
    • 95.11.10 Records of the Mark Twain National Forest, MO
    • 95.11.11 Records of the Medicine Bow National Forest, WY
    • 95.11.12 Records of the Mendocino National Forest, CA
    • 95.11.13 Records of the Modoc National Forest, CA
    • 95.11.14 Records of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, WA
    • 95.11.15 Records of the Nebraska National Forest, NE
    • 95.11.16 Records of the Nez Perce National Forest, ID
    • 95.11.17 Records of Plumas National Forest, CA
    • 95.11.18 Records of the San Isabel National Forest, CO
    • 95.11.19 Records of Sequoia National Forest, CA
    • 95.11.20 Records of Shasta-Trinity National Forest, CA
    • 95.11.21 Records of the Siskiyou National Forest, OR
    • 95.11.22 Records of the Siuslaw National Forest, OR
    • 95.11.23 Records of Six Rivers National Forest, CA
    • 95.11.24 Records of Stanislaus National Forest, CA
    • 95.11.25 Records of Tahoe National Forest, CA-NV
    • 95.11.26 Records of Toiyabe National Forest, CA-NV
    • 95.11.27 Records of the Umatilla National Forest, OR
    • 95.11.28 Records of Umpqua National Forest, OR
    • 95.11.29 Records of the Wenatchee National Forest, WA
    • 95.11.30 Records of the White Mountain National Forest, ME-NH
  • 95.12 Cartographic Records (General) 1890-1973
  • 95.13 Sound Recordings (General) 1972-85
  • 95.14 Still Pictures (General) 1897-1998

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95.1 Administrative History

Established: In the Department of Agriculture by the Transfer Act (33 Stat. 628), February 1, 1905. Name first recognized in law by the Agricultural Appropriation Act of 1906 (33 Stat. 872), March 3, 1905.

Predecessor Agencies:

In the Department of Agriculture:
  • Special Agent (1876-81)
  • Division of Forestry (1881-1901)
  • Bureau of Forestry (1901-5)
In the General Land Office, Department of the Interior:

Timber Depredations Division (administration of forest reserves, 1891-1901) Division of Forestry (same, 1901-5)

Functions: Administers the national forest system. Promotes conservation and use of national forests and grasslands. Conducts forest and range research. Assists and cooperates with administrators of state and private forests.

Supervised forest and range conservation work of the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-42. Administered war-related programs, 1942-45. Administered, 1934-42, the Prairie States Forestry ("Shelterbelt") Project, established under the Emergency Appropriation Act (48 Stat. 1021), June 19, 1934. "Shelterbelt" Project transferred to Soil Conservation Service, effective July 1, 1942, by Secretary's memorandum, June 30, 1942.

Finding Aids: Harold T. Pinkett, comp., and Terry W. Good, rev., Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Forest Service, PI 18 (1969); supplement in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.

Related Records:
Record copies of publications of the Forest Service in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.
Records of the Bureau of Land Management, RG 49.
Records of the National Park Service, RG 79.
Records of the Soil Conservation Service, RG 114.

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95.2 General Records of the Forest Service and its Predecessors
1882-1988

History: Special agent appointed in the Department of Agriculture, August 30, 1876, under authority of an act of August 15, 1876 (19 Stat. 167), to study general forest conditions in the United States. Division of Forestry established in the Department of Agriculture, 1881. Superseded by the Bureau of Forestry, established by an act of March 2, 1901 (31 Stat. 929). Forest reserves on federal lands authorized by the Forest Reserve or Creative Act (26 Stat. 1103), March 3, 1891, and responsibility for their administration vested in the General Land Office, Department of the Interior. Function assumed by Forestry Division, Department of the Interior, 1901. Transfer Act of 1905 shifted forest reserve responsibility to Department of Agriculture and established the Forest Service from the Bureau of Forestry.

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95.2.1 Records of the Office of the Chief of the Forest Service

Textual Records: Letters sent, 1886-99, and received, 1888-99, by the Division of Forestry. General correspondence, 1898-1908. Records of the Office of the Forester, 1908-35, and successor Office of the Chief of the Forest Service, 1935-48. Letters sent by the Office of the Associate Forester, 1907-8. Selected records relating to the administration of Forester Gifford Pinchot, 1905-10. Circulars and orders, 1903-7. Directives ("Forest Service Manual"), 1937-59. Records of the Office of the Forester and the office of Region 6 (Portland, OR) relating to the Ballinger-Pinchot controversy over closing certain national forest sites and administration of Alaska coal fields, 1904-10. Records of Forester Henry S. Graves, 1911, and Assistant Chief of the Forest Service Earl W. Loveridge, 1913-54. Speeches and related records of Chief Edward P. Cliff, 1962-70. Office files of Forest Service Chief John R. McGuire, 1971-79. Records relating to speeches, meetings, and activities of Chief R. Maxwell Peterson, 1949-87 (bulk 1979-86), and Chief F. Dale Robertson, 1987-88.

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95.2.2 Records of staff offices

Textual Records: Correspondence and reports of the Section of Inspection, 1906-8. Field evaluation reports of the Office of the General Inspector ("General Integrating Inspection Reports"), 1937-55. Minutes of the Service Committee, 1903-35. Correspondence and other records of the Law Office, 1905-9. Correspondence of the field title attorney, 1913-16.

Microfilm Publications: M1025.

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95.2.3 Records of organizations that included Forest Service
representatives

Textual Records: Correspondence, photographs, and other records of the Northeastern Timber Salvage Administration, 1938-41. Questionnaires, correspondence, and memorandums of the National Conservation Commission, 1908-9. Records relating to the first annual meeting of the National Conservation Congress, 1909. Correspondence relating to Forest Service participation in the National Conservation Exposition, 1912-13. Minutes of meetings of the National Forest Reservation Commission, 1911-76. Records relating to the activities of the Commission on Department Methods (Keep Commission), 1904-8.

Maps: Northeastern Timber Salvage Administration maps of forests in New England, 1938 (5 items). See also 95.12.

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95.2.4 Miscellaneous records

Textual Records: Field records of national forest supervisors, 1898-1904. Appointment and authorization records, 1901-14. Executive orders, 1908-13. Letters sent by the General Land Office (GLO) relating to forest administration, 1903. Accounts and vouchers of the GLO relating to employment of forest supervisors and rangers, 1898-1903. Records of the Forest Service emergency project to produce rubber from guayule, 1942-46. Reports and press clippings relating to the first convention of the American Forestry Congress, 1882. Estimates of allotments and appropriations for national forests, 1916-21. Annual reports on national forest roads and trails, 1926-33. Land use planning reports, 1934. Forestry history papers, 1882-1909. Selected official diaries of district and assistant district rangers, nursery superintendents, and prominent Forest Service officials, 1906-44.

Maps: Illustrations for a lecture by Ferdinand A. Silcox, Chief of the Forest Service, 1934 (22 items). See also 95.12.

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95.3 Records of Operating Units Responsible for Administrative
Management and Information
1900-93

History: Divisions of Operation, Personnel Management, and Information and Education grouped as Operation and Information Divisions, 1935. Redesignated Operation-Personnel-Information Group, 1937; Administrative Management and Information Group, 1937; Branch of Administrative Management and Information, 1948; and Administration, 1958.

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95.3.1 Records of the Division of Operation

History: Office of Records established in Forest Service, 1902. Redesignated Office of Record, July 1906, with sections of maintenance, accounts, and purchases. Redesignated Branch of Operation, with subordinate Offices of Accounts, Maintenance, Lands, Engineering, and Organization, May 1907. Lands functions transferred, as Office of Occupancy, to new Branch of Lands, July 1908. Upon abolishment of Branch of Lands, December 1908, its Offices of Occupancy and Geography assigned to Branch of Operation.

Branch functions transferred to Forester's office, 1918. Branch reestablished, 1919. Became a division, 1934. Divided into Division of Administrative Management and Division of Administrative Services, 1958. Redesignated Administrative Management Staff and Administrative Services Staff, 1974. Administrative Management Staff and functions dispersed, and Administrative Services Staff redesignated Procurement and Property Staff, 1986.

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1901-39. Correspondence of the Office of Organization, relating primarily to personnel and employment inquiries, 1905-9. Correspondence and other records of the Office of Accounts, 1900-19. Records relating to supervision of district offices, 1908-10. Records of the Office of Forest Reserves, 1905-7. Records relating to the 10th and 20th Engineer Regiments, forest engineers activated for service in World War I, 1917-18. Administrative reports and studies, 1936- 44. Administrative records of advisory and statutory committees, 1954-78.

Maps: Guayule production, 1942-43 (3 items). See also 95.12.

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95.3.2 Records of the Division of Fiscal Control

History: Special Fiscal Agent operating under Office of the Forester, August 1905. Became head of Section of Accounts, Office of Record by July 1906. Redesignated Office of Accounts in newly created Branch of Operation, May 1907. Became separate Office of Accounts, April 1910. Redesignated Office of Finance and Accounts, 1920. Became Division of Fiscal Control, 1935. Assigned to Administrative Divisions and redesignated Division of Budget and Finance, 1958. Redesignated Fiscal and Accounting Management Staff, 1974. Redesignated Fiscal and Public Safety Staff, 1986.

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1927-51. Annual program allotment and budget reports, 1923-76.

Maps: Forest fire defense maps, 1941-42 (9 items). See also 95.12.

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95.3.3 Records of the Division of Information and Education

History: Established as the Section of Office Work, 1892, to process correspondence, distribute publications, and maintain a library. Functions transferred to Office of Records, 1902. Editorial functions centralized in Office of the Forester, 1904. Separate Section of Publication and Education established, March 1906. Designated Office of Publication and Education, July 1906. Editorial functions reverted to Office of the Forester, May 1907, with separate Office of Publications in Branch of Products. Information and publication activities consolidated in Office of Editor, under Office of the Forester, July 1909. Transferred to newly established Branch of Public Relations as Office of Information and Office of Publications, 1920. Redesignated as divisions under Branch of Public Relations, 1926. When branch abolished, 1935, its information and publication units were incorporated into new Division of Information and Education, redesignated Office of Information, 1974. Further redesignated Public Affairs Office concurrent with acquisition of History Section from abolished Administrative Management Staff, and transfer from Administration to the immediate Office of the Chief of the Forest Service, 1986.

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1907-41. Correspondence of the Office of the Editor, 1905-17. Correspondence of Office of Publications Special Agents (lecturers) Enos A. Mills and Thomas E. Will, 1906-8. Forest Service regulations, manuals, and guides, 1905-40. Subject file relating to public lands ("Public Land Files"), 1934-56. News articles and press releases, 1900-33 and 1937-46. Regional office publications, 1910-41. Motion picture projects, 1920-49. Correspondence relating to motion pictures and public relations programs, 1942-56. Motion picture film production case files, 1938-59. Radio scripts for "Uncle Sam's Forest Rangers," 1932-44.

Motion Pictures and Video Recordings: Public information and public service announcement films and video productions, 1930-93 (253 films and 46 videos).

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95.4 Records of Operating Units Responsible for the
Administration of National Forest resources
1896-1984

History: Divisions of Timber Management, Range Management, Wildlife Management, Recreation and Lands, Engineering, and Fire Control and Improvements grouped as National Forest Divisions, 1935. Redesignated National Forest Administrative Group, 1937; Branch of National Forest Administration, 1948; and National Forest Resource Management Divisions, 1954. Division of Engineering, Division of Fire Control, and units of former Lands Divisions (See 95.5) grouped to form National Forest Protection and Development Divisions, 1959. National Forest Resource Management Divisions and National Forest Protection and Development Divisions consolidated to form National Forest System, 1965.

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95.4.1 Records of the Division of Engineering

History: Section of Reserve Engineering in Office of Forest Products by July 1906. Transferred to newly established Branch of Operation (See 95.3.1) and redesignated Office of Engineering, May 1907. Functions decentralized in reorganization of December 1908, with cartographic functions to Office of Geography. Position of chief engineer assigned to Branch of Lands (See 95.5.1), May 1910, and headed subordinate Office of Water Power, 1913. Chief engineer and engineering functions to Office of the Forester, 1915. Separate Branch of Engineering established by Service Order 47, effective January 1, 1917. Became Division of Engineering, 1934. Transferred to newly established National Forest Protection and Development Divisions, 1959. Became a component of newly established National Forest System, 1965. Redesignated Engineering Staff, 1974.

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1932-52. Correspondence of the Office of Geography, 1906-9. Correspondence concerning the compilation of maps for the "Forest Atlas," 1906-8. Forest engineering records of Region 7, 1920-35.

Maps: National forests, 1911-60 (2,050 items). Transportation plans and systems on Forest Service lands, 1962 (592 items). Forest atlases, 1908-25 (3,730 items). Project files of the Drafting and Atlas Section, 1903-60 (2,626 items). Forest Service regions, 1911-40 (44 items). Ranger districts, purchase units, and topographic quadrangles, 1935-47 (219 items). Fire- control and related maps, 1925-40 (23 items). Road development, 1917, and roadless areas, 1926, in national forests (74 items). Miscellaneous maps, 1907-49 (31 items). See also 95.12.

Photographic Prints: Timber and fishing industries in Alaska, in albums, 1916 (A, 450 images). Alaska forest scenes, mounted, 1906-17 (AK, 22 images). See also 95.14.

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95.4.2 Records of the Division of Fire Control

History: Fire control function in Branch of Operation, 1909. Separate Division of Fire Control and Improvements established 1935. Redesignated Division of Fire Control, May 1937. Transferred to newly established National Forest Protection and Development Divisions, 1959. Became a component of newly established National Forest System, 1965. Redesignated Fire Management Staff, 1974, and Aviation and Fire Management Staff, 1976. Transferred to State and Private Forestry (See 95.6) as Fire and Aviation Management Staff, 1986.

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1909-37. Statistical data, 1935-41. Records of the Cooperative Forest Fire Protection ("Smokey Bear") Program, 1942-84.

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95.4.3 Records of the Division of Range Management

History: Section of Grazing established, April 1906. Redesignated Office of Grazing, July 1906, and Branch of Grazing, May 1907. Redesignated Branch of Range Management, 1927, and Division of Range Management, 1934. Redesignated Range Management Staff, 1974.

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1905-52.

Maps: Experimental ranges and pastures, 1918-36 (15 items). Grazing Service land transfers, 1945 (33 items). New Mexico goat ranges, 1915-18 (7 items). Arizona sheep ranges and problem areas, 1938 and n.d. (9 items). Appraisals of range lands in forests, 1922-27 (208 items), with accompanying reports. Land types, values, and ownership, 1935-40 and n.d. (35 items). Rangelands in Forest Service Region 1, 1932-35 (4 items), Region 2, 1932-35 (55 items), Region 3, 1932 (2 items), Region 4, 1934- 35 (28 items), Region 5, 1918-35 (11 items), and Region 6, 1935 (8 items). Shelterbelt project studies, 1935 (28 items). Maps prepared for a report to the National Resources Planning Board on western range areas, 1934 (17 items). Miscellaneous maps of western range lands, grazing lands, and grazing districts, 1915- 40 (114 items). See also 95.12.

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95.4.4 Records of the Division of Watershed Management

History: Established in 1939 to consolidate functions relating to flood control, soil erosion prevention, and related aspects of watershed management. Redesignated Watershed and Minerals Management Staff, 1974, and Watershed and Minerals Area Management Staff, 1975. Redesignated Watershed Management Staff upon establishment of separate Minerals and Geology Staff, 1977. Redesignated Watershed and Air Management Staff, 1980.

Textual Records: General records, 1939-50, including records relating to the emergency rubber project, 1942-46, inherited by the division after the liquidation of the project.

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95.4.5 Records of the Division of Timber Management

History: Section of Working Plans established ca. 1898 to develop plans to assist private parties in managing and developing forest lands. Superseded by Office of Forest Management, ca. 1902, with enhanced responsibilities for regulating inspection and sale of federal timber and for cooperative management of state, federal, and privately owned forests. Consolidated as Office of Management with Office of Silvics and Office of Extension to form Branch of Silviculture, May 1907, redesignated Branch of Forest Management, 1920. Became Division of Forest Management, 1934, and Division of Timber Management, 1935. Redesignated Timber Management Staff, 1974.

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1905-52. Records relating to timber sales, 1898-1937, and timber surveys, 1908-30. Correspondence of the Office of Forest Extension, 1899-1908; Office of Forest Management, 1901-9; and Office of Federal Cooperation, 1908-11. Correspondence and reports of the Office of State and Private Cooperation, 1896-1908.

Maps: Timber survey maps, 1913-16 (800 items), and diagrams, 1915-27 (280 items). Timber access roads, national forests in Forest Service Region 1, n.d. (17 items). Miscellaneous maps, 1937-40 and n.d. (4 items). See also 95.12.

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95.4.6 Records of the Division of Wildlife Management

History: Established in 1935, assuming certain functions formerly vested in the Branch of Range Management. Redesignated Wildlife Management Staff, 1974, and Wildlife and Fisheries Staff, 1980.

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1914-50. Annual wildlife reports, 1920-84. Records relating to habitat and wildlife management, 1925-62.

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95.4.7 Records of the Division of Recreation and Lands

History: Established as one of three successors to Branch of Lands (See 95.5.1), 1935, and assigned to National Forest Divisions. Redesignated Division of Recreation and Land Uses, 1959, and Division of Recreation, 1965. Redesignated Recreation Staff, 1974, and Recreation Management Staff, 1977.

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1906-51. Records relating to homestead grants in national forests, 1909-37. Recreation Information Management (RIM) system reports submitted by supervisors of national forests to document facilities, use, and location of all recreation sites, 1939-73 (91 rolls of microfilm).

Maps: National forest land classification folios, 1908-42 (131 items). Land withdrawn from national forests for ranger stations, 1906-18 (150 items). Recreation plans in national forests, 1917-30 (40 items). See also 95.12.

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95.5 Records of Operating Units Responsible for Land Acquisition
and Administration
1901-77

History: Division of Lands (See 95.5.1) abolished, with successor Divisions of Land Acquisition and Land Use Planning grouped as Land Acquisition Divisions, 1935. Redesignated Land Acquisitions Group, 1937; and Lands Branch, 1948. Reorganized as the National Forest Protection and Development Divisions, 1959, with addition of Divisions of Engineering (See 95.4.1) and Fire Control (See 95.4.2) from National Forest Resource Management Divisions. Consolidated with National Forest Resource Management Divisions to form National Forest System, 1965 (See 95.4).

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95.5.1 Records of the Branch of Lands

History: Office of Lands established in Branch of Operation, May 1907, with responsibility for interpreting applicability of mineral, forest, and homestead legislation to forest lands; surveying and classifying lands; administering purchase, sale, exchange, and use permits; and determining legality of property claims. Redesignated Office of Occupancy, July 1908, and assigned with Office of Law and Office of Geography to newly established Branch of Lands. Branch of Lands abolished, December 1908, with Office of Occupancy transferred to Branch of Operation. Office of Occupancy abolished, June 1909. New Branch of Lands, with subordinate Office of Occupancy and Office of Claims, established by letter, Forester Henry S. Graves to Secretary of Agriculture James Wilson, February 5, 1910, as approved by Wilson, same date. Acquired, January 1920, functions of Branch of Acquisition, which had been established in 1911 to administer Forest Service activities under the Weeks Law. Designated Division of Lands, 1934. Abolished, 1935, and functions divided among Division of Land Acquisition, Division of Recreation and Lands (See 95.4.7), and Division of Land Use Planning.

Textual Records: Reports prepared for the Public Domain Commission, 1928-31.

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95.5.2 Records of the Division of Land Acquisition

History: Established from abolished Branch of Lands, 1935. Redesignated Division of Establishment and Acquisition of National Forests, 1936. Functions relating to national forest establishment transferred to Division of Land Planning and Economy, and old designation restored, 1937. Divided into Division of Land Utilization Projects (See 95.5.4) and Division of Lands (See 95.5.5), 1954.

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1901-40. Correspondence and other records of Assistant Forester W.L. Hall, 1910-17. Purchase, exchange, and donation cases, 1922-51. Condemnation cases for Regions 7-9, 1939-46. Records relating to the Northern Pacific Railroad land grant suit, 1906-40. Land acquisition correspondence, 1914-45. Correspondence, speeches, and articles by Leon F. Kneipp, Assistant Forester in Charge of Land Planning and Acquisition, 1931-37. Copies of legal documents, Land Utilization Project Michigan-2, 1936-39.

Related Records: The series of deeds and related records, 1913- 50, formerly in the custody of the National Archives and carried as entry 81 of PI 18 (Revised), was returned to the Forest Service on May 1, 1984.

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95.5.3 Records of the Division of Land Use Planning

History: Established from Branch of Lands, 1935. Redesignated Division of Land Planning and Economy, 1936. Acquired functions relating to national forest establishment from Division of Land Acquisition and redesignated Division of National Forest Planning and Establishment, 1937. Further redesignated Division of Forest Land Planning, 1939. Abolished, 1954.

Textual Records: Records of the wildland study, consisting of charts and maps documenting the extent of the "domesticated" and "wild" lands in the United States by state and county as of 1937, conducted by the Division of Forest Land Planning.

Maps: State maps showing public land management agencies, 1934 (48 items); recommended forest land ownership and management, including tabular data on ownership of natural areas, 1934 (119 items); and areas suitable for national forests, 1923 (23 items). United States maps showing distribution of wild and forest lands, 1935-41 (37 items); population densities, 1930, 1936 (4 items); forestry recommendations prepared for the Lands Committee Report of the National Resources Board, 1934 (97 items); forest land dependency, 1934 (30 items); rural economic factors, 1937 (5 items); and forest land resources and use, 1942 (6 items). National forest land acquisition planning, 1937-41, and accompanying historical charts (1890-1938) of acquisition progress (165 items). State maps, maps of national forest lands, and associated reports, tables, and reference data accompanying the Public Domain Report, 1930 (54 items). National forests, showing vacant public lands, 1934 (25 items); additions and boundary changes, 1925-47 (41 items); proposed national parks, 1936 (34 items); grazing districts, 1936 (84 items); purchase and planning units in IA, CA, TX, and NM, 1938 and n.d. (58 items); exchange lands in NM, 1932 (41 items); forest boundaries in CO, 1910, 1921 (8 items); forest lands east of the Continental Divide, 1934 (26 items); and forests in OR and WA, n.d., 1919, 1947 (27 items). Regional maps of Jackson Hole, WY, 1933; Great Basin and Colorado River Basin, 1934-36; Lake States Area, 1934, 1940; Tennessee Valley, n.d.; Columbia River Basin, 1934; and the California Railroad revested lands in OR and WA, 1935-52 (39 items). See also 95.12.

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95.5.4 Records of the Division of Land Utilization Projects

History: Established in January 1954 from the Division of Land Acquisition to administer land utilization projects transferred from the jurisdiction of the Soil Conservation Service to the Forest Service, December 1953. Abolished, 1956, with functions to Division of Lands. See 95.5.5.

Textual Records: Land acquisition correspondence, 1935-43. Dropped or cancelled purchase and exchange cases, 1934-44. Records relating to flood control, erosion control, and land purchase projects, 1935-42. Records of projects submitted by the Soil Conservation Service to the Forest Service for approval ("Submission and Approval" files), 1934-44. Correspondence, reports, and recommendations on land-use projects, 1937-43. Progress reports on title clearances, condemnation cases, and projects, 1934-43.

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95.5.5 Records of the Division of Lands

History: Established by redesignation of Division of Land Acquisition, 1954. Acquired functions of Division of Land Utilization Projects, 1956. Split into Division of Land Adjustments (See 95.5.6) and Division of Land Classification, 1957.

Textual Records: Correspondence and other records of predecessor units, 1907-48 (35 ft. and 13 rolls of microfilm).

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95.5.6 Records of the Division of Land Adjustments

History: Established with Division of Land Classification from Division of Lands, 1957. Redesignated Division of Lands, 1967. Became Lands Staff, 1974.

Textual Records: Annual statistical reports documenting national forest and other federally owned lands held or managed by the Forest Service, compiled to facilitate land ownership adjustments ("Statistical Land Reports"), 1956-77. Records relating to the Crested Butte ski area investigation, 1973-76.

Related Records: The series of deeds, judgments, and condemnations, 1935-65, formerly in the custody of the National Archives and carried as entry 96 of PI 18 (Revised), was returned to the Forest Service on May 1, 1984.

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95.6 Records of Operating Units Responsible for State and Private
Forestry Cooperation
1901-56

History: Divisions of State Cooperation, State Forest Purchase and Regulation, and Private Timberland Cooperation grouped as State and Private Forestry Divisions, 1935. Redesignated State and Private Forestry Group, 1937; Branch of State and Private Forestry, 1948; and State and Private Forestry, 1958.

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95.6.1 Records of the State and Private Forestry Divisions

History: Promotion of cooperative forestry on federal, state, and privately owned timberlands vested in Office of Forest Management, established ca. 1902. Section of Cooperation in existence within Office of Forest Management by July 1906. Office of Forest Management redesignated Office of Management and assigned to newly created Branch of Silviculture, May 1907. Section of Cooperation divided into Section of Federal Cooperation and Section of State and Private Cooperation, April 1908. Made components of new Office of Cooperation under Branch of Silviculture, July 1908. Office divided into separate Office of Federal Cooperation and Office of State and Private Cooperation, December 1908. Office of State and Private Cooperation redesignated Office of State Cooperation, January 1911. Office of Cooperation with Private Timberland Owners established in Branch of Silviculture, 1914.

Branch of Silviculture redesignated Branch of Forest Management, January 1920. Concurrently, Office of State Cooperation redesignated Office of State Cooperative Fire Protection; new Office of Compilation of State Forestry Laws established; and two coordinating divisions, designated Western and Eastern Divisions, established. Western Division redesignated National Forest Division and Eastern Division redesignated State and Private Division, 1923.

In 1925, Office of Cooperation with Private Timberland Owners was transferred to the Bureau of Public Relations. Concurrently, the State and Private Division became the Division of State Cooperation, Branch of Public Relations. To it were assigned, as branches, the former Offices of Farm Forestry and State Cooperative Fire Protection, the latter redesignated Fire Control and Distribution of Planting Stock; and, as a staff function, the compilation of state forestry laws.

In reorganization of 1935 the Bureau of Public Relations was abolished, with its components becoming the State and Private Forestry Divisions. The Division of State Cooperation was transferred without change in name or function. The Office of Cooperation with Private Timberland Owners became the Division of Private Timberland Cooperation, redesignated Division of Private Forestry, 1936. Included in the initial organization was a Division of State Forest Purchase and Regulation (redesignated Division of State Forestry, 1936), but apparently not staffed until 1938, when it was organized to consist of the Branch of Farm Forestry and the Prairie States Forestry Project, both transferred from the Division of Private Forestry.

Division of State Cooperation redesignated Division of State Cooperative Fire Control, 1945. See 95.6.2. Division of Private Forestry and Division of State Forestry consolidated to create Division of State and Private Forestry, 1946. See 95.6.3.

Textual Records: Consolidated central files of the divisions, 1913-44. Compilations of state forestry laws, 1923-49.

Maps: Special studies of OR and WA forests, 1934 (5 items). See also 95.12.

Related Records: For correspondence of the Office of Federal Cooperation and the Office of State and Private Cooperation, See 95.4.5.

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95.6.2 Records of the Division of Cooperative Forest Protection

History: Division of State Cooperation (See 95.6.1) renamed Division of State Cooperative Fire Control, 1945. Redesignated Division of Cooperative Forest Protection, 1947, and Division of Cooperative Forest Fire Control, 1956. Redesignated Cooperative Forest Fire Control Staff, 1974, and Cooperative Fire Protection Staff, 1977.

Textual Records: Records relating to conservation projects, 1935- 51.

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95.6.3 Records of the Division of Cooperative Forest Management

History: Division of State and Private Forestry (See 95.6.1) redesignated Division of Cooperative Forest Management by April 1948, and Division of Cooperative Forestry, 1971. Redesignated Cooperative Forestry Staff, 1974.

Textual Records: Reports and correspondence regarding the examination of private forest land, 1901-19. Forest protection legislative files, 1915-43. Annual fire reports, 1925-48. Fire protection budget allocations, 1926-49. Fiscal records, 1930-45. Facility security program correspondence, 1942-46. Records of logging engineer Austin Cary, 1918-27.

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95.6.4 Records of the Division of White Pine Blister Rust Control

History: Office of Blister Rust Control, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, transferred to Forest Service pursuant to Secretary of Agriculture's Memorandum No. 1320, supplement 4, November 2, 1953. Assigned, as Division of White Pine Blister Rust Control, to Branch of State and Private Forestry. Abolished, April 13, 1956, with functions assigned to newly established Division of Forest Pest Control, redesignated Forest Pest Control Staff, 1974. Further redesignated Forest Insect and Disease Management Staff, 1975, and Forest Pest Management Staff, 1990.

Textual Records: Reports of the Office of Blister Rust Control, 1916-38.

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95.6.5 Records of the Division of Flood Prevention and River
Basin Programs

History: Established in Branch of State and Private Forestry, 1953, as a continuation of the River Basin Programs Staff established in the Office of the Chief of the Forest Service, 1951. Redesignated Area Program and Development Staff, 1974. Abolished, with watershed protection and flood control functions to Cooperative Forestry Staff, 1985.

Textual Records: Watershed management subject files, 1932-56. Drainage basin reports, 1937-39. Watershed and flood control project plans and reports, 1937-56. Subject files relating to the Federal Interagency River Basin Program, 1937-54.

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95.7 Records of Operating Units Responsible for Research
Activities
1889-1954

History: Divisions of Silvics, Range Research, Forest Products, and Forest Economics grouped as Forest Research Divisions, 1935. Redesignated Forest Research Group, 1937; Branch of Research, 1948; and Research, 1958.

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95.7.1 General records of forest research divisions

History: All research functions centralized in Branch of Research, established by Service Order 45, effective June 1, 1915, pursuant to Secretary of Agriculture's Memorandum 121, March 10, 1915. The new branch coordinated and directed all silvicultural investigations (See 95.7.2); the work of the Forest Products Laboratory (See 95.7.8) and the forest experiment stations (See 95.7.2 and 95.10); fire protection research; and research into wood utilization (See 95.7.3). Branch abolished in the reorganization of 1935 that created the Forest Research Divisions.

Textual Records: Correspondence relating to basket willow investigations, 1907-17; eucalyptus experiments, 1910; and phenological investigations, 1911-13. Correspondence of the Office of Measurements, 1902-10; and the Office of Forest Statistics, 1909. "Research compilation file," a collection of special documents, usually unpublished, relating to forest production, management, and utilization, 1897-1935, with index. Consolidated central files of forest research divisions, 1930-49. Reports of research investigations, 1912-33. Records accumulated in preparing the National Plan for American Forestry ("Copeland Report," Senate Document 12, 73d Cong., 1st sess.), relating to public forest policy and coordination of federal and state forest activities, 1923-33. Administrative and research files of the Forest Taxation Inquiry, concerning the relation of tax laws to timber growth and conservation, 1926-37. Notebook describing tree species in the Blue Ridge Mountains and in Washington, DC, 1890. Carded "range notes" on national forests, 1904-12. Manuscript of unpublished Forest Service bulletin, "The Beech, Chestnut, and Oak Trees of the Southern States," 1922-27.

Maps: Tree species distribution in North America, selected regions, and national forests, with accompanying card lists, 1905-40 (991 items). Tree species distribution in the United States, prepared for the Paris Exposition, ca. 1889 (14 items). See also 95.12.

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95.7.2 Records of the Division of Silvics

History: Section of Silvics established March 1906, made Office of Silvics by August 1906. Assigned to newly established Branch of Silviculture, May 1907. Redesignated Office of Forest Investigations, 1913. To Branch of Research pursuant to Service Order 45, June 1, 1915. Redesignated Office of Forest Experiment Stations, with responsibility for supervising research investigations at newly established forest experiment stations (See 95.10), 1923. Redesignated Office of Silvics, 1930, and Division of Silvics, 1935. Branch of Bioclimatics transferred to newly established Division of Forest Influences (See 95.7.5), 1937, with Division of Silvics redesignated Division of Forest Management Research, 1939. See 95.7.4.

Textual Records: Correspondence and memorandums of the Office of Silvics, 1907-13. Correspondence relating to overcut lands, 1907.

Maps: Latin American forest resources, 1897-1923 (7 items). Dendrologic investigations, 1907-13 (12 items). Loblolly pine diameter distribution graphs, 1932 (7 items). National forest insect control surveys, 1917-18 (7 items). See also 95.12.

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95.7.3 Records of the Division of Forest Products

History: Office of Forest Products established ca. 1902. Initially responsible for research in areas of wood preservation, chemistry, and utilization; forest measurement; and forest reserve engineering. In reorganization of May 1907, Office of Forest Products lost reserve engineering functions to new Office of Engineering, Branch of Operation, and wood preservation functions to new Office of Wood Preservation, Branch of Products. Office of Forest Products redesignated Office of Wood Utilization and assigned to Branch of Products with research functions restricted to wood chemistry and wood uses. Acquired responsibility for national forest studies, July 1908. Separate Office of Wood Chemistry established, July 1909. Office of Wood Utilization absorbed Eastern Products District Office, 1912. Redesignated Office of Industrial Investigations, 1913. To Branch of Research pursuant to Service Order 45, June 1, 1915. Redesignated Office of Forest Products, 1919. Redesignated Division of Forest Products, 1935. Redesignated Division of Forest Product Research, 1954, and Division of Forest Product and Engineering Research, 1959. Became Forest Product and Engineering Research Staff, 1974.

Textual Records: Correspondence of the Office of Products, Branch of Research, 1912-23.

Maps: Production and consumption of lumber and lumber products in the United States, 1909-11 (3 items); Canada, 1912 (1 item); and globally, 1935 (1 item). See also 95.12.

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95.7.4 Records of the Division of Forest Management Research

History: Established by redesignation of Division of Silvics, 1939. Acquired dendrological research functions of the abolished Division of Dendrology and Range Forage Investigations, 1954. Redesignated Division of Timber Management Research, 1963. Became Timber Management Research Staff, 1974.

Textual Records: Correspondence relating to dendrology, 1910-54, and to plant regeneration, 1931-51. Records relating to silviculture, 1940-54. Research program records, 1930-52. Records relating to special studies and reports on tree and plant diseases, insect infestations, and animal depredations, 1930-52; and to genetics, mensuration, and naval stores, 1931-52.

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95.7.5 Records of the Division of Forest Influences

History: Branch of Bioclimatics separated from Division of Silvics and assigned to newly established Division of Forest Influences, 1937. Branch of Flood Control added, 1938. Redesignated Division of Forest and Range Influences, 1952, and Division of Watershed Management Research, 1954. Acquired recreation research functions from Division of Range, Wildlife Habitat, and Recreation Research, and redesignated Division of Watershed Management and Recreation Research, 1962. Consolidated with Division of Range and Wildlife Habitat Research (See 95.7.6) to form Division of Watershed, Recreation, and Range Research, 1963. Redesignated Division of Forest Environment Research, 1967. Became Forest Environment Research Staff, 1974.

Textual Records: Research reports and studies, 1925-51.

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95.7.6 Records of the Division of Range Management Research

History: Section of Grazing established, March 1906. Became Office of Grazing, July 1906, and Branch of Grazing, May 1907. Acquired research functions, 1911, with discrete Office of Grazing Studies responsible for forage investigations by 1912. Office of Grazing Studies transferred from Branch of Grazing to Branch of Research and redesignated Office of Grazing Research, 1926. Further redesignated Office of Range Research, 1927. Became Division of Range Research, 1935. Acquired range forage research functions of abolished Division of Dendrology and Range Forage Investigations, and redesignated Division of Range Management Research, 1954. Redesignated Division of Range Management and Wildlife Habitat Research, 1959, and Division of Range, Wildlife Habitat, and Recreation Research, 1960. Redesignated Division of Range and Wildlife Habitat Research, with recreation functions assigned to Division of Watershed Management Research, 1962 (See 95.7.5). Consolidated with Division of Watershed Management and Recreation Research to form Division of Watershed, Recreation, and Range Research, 1963. Redesignated Division of Forest Environment Research, 1967. Became Forest Environment Research Staff, 1974.

Textual Records: General correspondence and reports, 1909-54.

Maps: Grazing survey of Roosevelt National Forest, CO, 1950 (33 items). Western Range Survey, 1935-38 (52 items). General maps, 1936 (35 items). Range research in the United States, n.d. (1 item). See also 95.12.

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95.7.7 Records of the Division of Forest Insect Research

History: Division of Forest Insect Investigations, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, transferred to Forest Service pursuant to Secretary of Agriculture's Memorandum No. 1320, supplement 4, November 2, 1953. Assigned, as Division of Forest Insect Research, to Branch of Research. Consolidated with Division of Forest Disease Research and Division of Forest Fire Research to form Division of Forest Protection Research, 1963. Separate Division of Forest Insect and Disease Research established, 1967. Redesignated Forest Insect and Disease Research Staff, 1974.

Textual Records: Annual progress reports, 1918-22. Entomological studies, 1946-53. Dendroctonus beetle studies, 1915-52. Reports, 1912-53. Survey reports and related correspondence, 1928-52.

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95.7.8 Records of the Forest Products Laboratory

History: Established at Madison, WI, in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin, under the Branch of Products, November 1909, with formal dedication, June 1910. Responsible for centralized direction and support of research carried out by Office of Wood Preservation, established May 1907 from Office of Forest Products (See 95.7.3), Office of Wood Chemistry, established July 1909 from Office of Wood Utilization (See 95.7.3), and Office of Timber Tests, established under Branch of Products, July 1909. Assigned to Branch of Research by Service Order 45, effective June 1, 1915. Independent field activity since 1935. Conducts research into mechanical and physical properties of woods; develops wood preservation treatments, products, and derivatives; and develops uses for wood waste.

Textual Records: Correspondence and other general records, 1907- 22. Research reports and studies on kiln drying, glues, wood fireproofing, wood as a colloid, and shrinkage control, 1917-35, 1937-49.

Photographic Prints: Research for the military on properties of wood, in album, 1917-18 (WR, 275 images). See also 95.14.

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95.8 Records of Operating Units Responsible for Civilian
Conservation Corps (CCC) Activities
1933-42

History: Forest Service supervision of CCC camps in national, state, and private forests handled through Coordinating, Enrollee Training, and Camp Program Divisions, under general direction of Assistant Chief Fred Morrell.

Textual Records: General correspondence of the Office of the Assistant Chief, 1933-42. Camp records of 34 selected CCC camps, 1933-42.

Maps: Emergency construction work sites, 1933 (1 item). CCC camp locations, 1938 (1 items). See also 95.12.

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95.9 Records of Forest Service Regional Offices
1870-1982

History: Field activities in support of forest reserves initially administered directly from Washington, DC, through the Office of Organization in the Branch of Operation, which had, by February 1906, established three geographical districts headed by forest inspectors to provide local oversight of field work. By October 1906, Northern District had jurisdiction over forest reserves in ID, MN, MT, SD, and WY; Southern District, AZ, CO, KS, NE, NM, OK, and UT; and Western District, AK, CA, OR, and WA. NV added to Western District, November 1906. Reorganized by Branch of Operation into six numbered districts, May 1907: District 1, ID, MT, and WY; District 2, CO, KS, MN, MT, NE, SD, UT, and WY; District 3, AZ, NM, and OK; District 4, AZ, ID, NV, UT, and WY; District 5, CA; and District 6, AK, OR, and WA.

Centralized direction ended with implementation of formal regional system, December 1, 1908, and establishment of headquarters organizations for each district, located as follows: District 1, Missoula, MT; District 2, Denver, CO; District 3, Albuquerque, NM; District 4, Ogden, UT; District 5, San Francisco, CA; and District 6, Portland, OR.

Forest Service initially had authority to create forest reserves only from federal lands, principally in the west. Weeks Act (36 Stat. 961), March 1, 1911, authorized acquisition of privately owned timberlands, mostly in the east, for incorporation into national forests. Process centralized in District 7, established with headquarters in Washington, DC, 1914.

Numbered districts given geographical designations, 1919: District 1, Northern District; District 2, Rocky Mountain District; District 3, Southwestern District; District 4, Intermountain District; District 5, California District; District 6, North Pacific District; and District 7, Eastern District.

Alaska District (District 8) established with temporary headquarters in Ketchikan, then Juneau, AK, 1921.

Lakes States District (District 9) established, 1928, with headquarters in Milwaukee, WI, and initial jurisdiction over MI, MN, and WI. Jurisdiction extended to IL, IA, MO, OH, 1930; IN, 1933; and ND, 1938.

Districts redesignated regions, 1930. Region 9 redesignated North Central Region, 1933. Region 7 divided, 1934. Southern and southwestern states assigned to new Southern Region, designated Region 8, with headquarters in Atlanta, GA. To accommodate new organization, Alaska Region redesignated Region 10.

Headquarters for Region 7 moved to Philadelphia, PA, 1942, and to Upper Darby, PA, 1956. Region 6 redesignated Pacific Northwest Region, 1965, and Region 7 abolished, with KY and VA assigned to Region 8. All other areas under jurisdiction of Region 7 assigned to Region 9, redesignated Eastern Region. Region 2 headquarters transferred to Lakewood, CO, 1975. Region 5 redesignated Pacific Southwest Region, 1978.

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95.9.1 Records of Region 1 (Northern Region)

History: Established as District 1 under Office of Organization, Branch of Operation, May 1907, from predecessor Northern District with jurisdiction over parts of ID, MT, and WY. Jurisdiction extended to include northeast WA, 1907; and northwest SD and all of MT, June 1908. Made part of autonomous regional system with headquarters in Missoula, MT, December 1, 1908. Made responsible for ND, January 1909. Acquired MN from District 2 and assigned responsibility for MI, March 1909. Lost responsibility for WY, June 1909. MI and MN transferred to District 2, April 1913. National forest regional activities with headquarters in ND terminated, 1917. Designated Northern District, 1919. Designated Region 1 (Northern Region), 1930. Acquired ND from Region 9, 1966. Northeast WA transferred to Region 6, 1974. Current jurisdiction is MT, ND, northern ID, and northwest SD.

Textual Records (in Seattle): Game reports and management studies in ID and MT, 1919-43. Records relating to the CCC, 1932-42. Records of emergency programs, 1933-41.

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95.9.2 Records of Region 2 (Rocky Mountain Region)

History: Established as District 2 under Office of Organization, Branch of Operation, May 1907, from predecessor Northern and Southern Districts, with jurisdiction over CO, KS, MN, NE, SD, and parts of MT, UT, and WY. MT transferred to and SD split with District 1, June 1908. UT lost to District 4, June 1908; regained, September 1908; and permanently lost, January 1909. Made part of autonomous regional system with headquarters in Denver, CO, December 1, 1908. Lost MN to District 1, March 1909. Gained jurisdiction over MI and MN from District 1, April 1913. National forest regional activities with headquarters in KS terminated, December 1915. Designated Rocky Mountain District, 1919. Made responsible for western OK, formerly under District 7, 1926. National forest regional activities with headquarters in IL transferred from District 7, subsequently terminated, 1927. MI and MN transferred to new District 9 (Lakes States District), 1929. Designated Region 2 (Rocky Mountain Region), 1930. Jurisdiction extended to KS, 1936. Headquarters transferred to Lakewood, CO, 1975. Current jurisdiction is CO, KS, NE, SD, and western WY.

Textual Records (in Denver): Records on land classification, boundaries, administrative sites, land use planning (primarily for land in Colorado), and related records, 1920-53. Correspondence and reports evaluating CCC programs in Colorado, 1933-42. Historical files on national forests in CO, NE, and WY, 1900-82. Range allotment management files for Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forests, 1910-54.

Maps (in Denver): Maps and surveys relating to planting and appraisal projects, 1918-58 (325 items). Transportation planning maps, 1938-52 (720 items). Range management and national forest original maps, 1941-65 (100 items).

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95.9.3 Records of Region 3 (Southwestern Region)

History: Established as District 3 under Office of Organization, Branch of Operation, May 1907, from predecessor Southern District with jurisdiction over NM, OK, and most of AZ. Acquired responsibility for AR, January 1908. Made part of autonomous regional system with headquarters in Albuquerque, NM, December 1, 1908. Made responsible for FL, January 1909. Responsibility for AR and FL transferred to new Region 7, January 1914, with OK to Region 7, July 1914. Designated Southwestern District, 1919. Designated Region 3 (Southwestern Region), 1930. Acquired northwest AZ from Region 4, 1935. Current jurisdiction is AZ and NM.

Textual Records (in Denver): Central files, 1964-79. Directives, 1968-74. Transportation plans and maps, 1957-65.

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95.9.4 Records of Region 4 (Intermountain Region)

Textual Records (in Denver): Land classification and special use case files, 1905-58. Directives, 1964, 1966-67. Organizational charts and improvement studies, 1967-76. Trespass, permit, adjustment, and claim case files on the Manti La Sal National Forest, 1906-62. Records relating to advisory boards, committees, and agency publications, 1945-77. Reports relating to pesticide spraying projects, 1968.

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95.9.5 Records of Region 5 (Pacific Southwest Region)

History: Established as District 5 under Office of Organization, Branch of Operation, May 1907, from predecessor Western District with jurisdiction over CA. Acquired responsibility for southwestern NV, October 1907. Made part of autonomous regional system with headquarters in San Francisco, CA, December 1, 1908. Designated California District, 1919. Designated Region 5 (California Region), 1930. Jurisdiction over southwest NV transferred to Region 4, 1946. Jurisdiction extended to HI, 1965. Designated Region 5 (Pacific Southwest Region), 1978. Current jurisdiction is CA and HI.

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Regional planning records, 1965-69. Records of the Regional Advisory Committee, October 1977-September 1978, and of advisory committees concerned with grazing, pesticides, range management and improvement, brushland improvement, and other matters, 1952-79. Correspondence and emergency fire and flood records of the Division of Watershed Management, 1959-61. Special forest reports of the Timber Management Division, 1962-63. Recreation Division wilderness studies of the Angeles, Cleveland, Eldorado, Inyo, Klamath, Lassen, Los Padres, and Mendocino National Forests, 1965-66. Records relating to control of forest insect pests, 1962-64. Report on unreserved areas in California recommended for acquisition by the Forest Service, 1930. Land status tabular records, 1870-1970, for plats described below under Maps. Mineral claims study, 1937. Record of acquisition and sale of National Forest lands, 1938-70.

Maps (in San Francisco): General Land Office plats of California national forests, annotated to show land patents, ownership, and use, 1870-1970, and changes in land status, 1920- 71; and of Klamath National Forest, showing homestead entries, 1915, and land status, exchange, and acquisition, 1920-60 (3,135 items). See also 95.12.

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95.9.6 Records of Region 6 (Pacific Northwest Region)

History: Established as District 6 under Office of Organization, Branch of Operation, May 1907, from predecessor Western District with jurisdiction over AK, OR, and WA. Newly organized national forests in northeast WA assigned to District 1, 1907. Made part of autonomous regional system with headquarters in Portland, OR, December 1, 1908. Designated North Pacific District, 1919. AK assigned to new District 8 (Alaska District), 1921. Designated Region 6 (North Pacific Region), 1930. Designated Region 6 (Pacific Northwest Region), 1966. Acquired northeast WA from Region 1, 1974. Current jurisdiction is OR and WA.

Textual Records (in Seattle): Reports on inspections and audits of national forests, 1901, 1904-6. Reports on the status of lands in former Crater National Forest, ca. 1906-29. Correspondence relating to visits by U.S. Senators, the Secretary of Agriculture, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1934-37. Reports on meetings of regional foresters and National Forest supervisors, 1910-50. Speeches given by Regional Forester J. Herbert Stone, 1952-60. Records relating to the administration of public works projects, 1933-47. Correspondence of the State and Private Forestry Division with other federal and state agencies, industrial associations, and private companies in OR and WA, 1924-64. Organizational studies, 1932-62. Organizational records, 1967-72. Publications, 1964-71. Special use administrative study, 1972.

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95.9.7 Records of Region 7 (Eastern Region)

History: Opened in January 1914, with headquarters in Washington, DC, and administrative responsibility for national forests in AR and FL, transferred from District 3. Formally established, effective July 1, 1914, by Forest Service Order 43, June 27, 1914, with jurisdiction extended to include national forests in OK, transferred from Region 3; Weeks Act Purchase Areas in states of GA, NC, NH, SC, TN, VA, and WV; and such future Purchase Areas as might be created. Assigned responsibility for PR, July 1915. Jurisdiction extended to AL and ME, 1918. Designated Eastern District, 1919. Assigned responsibility for PA, 1922. Jurisdiction over western OK transferred to District 2, 1926. Jurisdiction extended to IL, KY, MD, NJ, and NY, 1926. IL transferred to District 2, 1927. Jurisdiction extended to LA, 1928, and to MS and VT, 1929. National forest regional activities headquartered in KY, MD, NJ, NY, and eastern OK terminated, 1929. Designated Region 7 (Eastern Region), 1930. Jurisdiction extended to KY, 1932, and eastern OK, 1933. Region 7 divided, 1934. Eastern District retained jurisdiction over ME, NH, PA, PR, VT, VA, and WV; added CT, DE, MD, and MA; and lost AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, and TX to new Southern Region (Region 8). PR transferred to Region 8, 1935. Assigned responsibility for NJ, NY, and RI, 1935. Headquarters transferred to Philadelphia, PA, January 1942, and to Upper Derby, PA, 1955. Abolished, 1965, with KY and VA to Region 8 and other areas of jurisdiction to Region 9, redesignated Eastern Region.

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Publications, 1926-53.

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95.9.8 Records of Region 8 (Southern Region)

History: Established from Region 7 with headquarters in Atlanta, GA, and jurisdiction over states of AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, and TX, 1934. Acquired PR from Region 7, 1935. Acquired KY and VA from abolished Region 7, 1965. PR separated from Region 8 and separately administered by Tropical Forestry Unit, ca. 1944-47; Tropical Region, ca. 1948-56; Tropical Forest Research Center, ca. 1957-61; and Institute of Tropical Forestry, ca. 1961-74. Restored to Region 8, 1974. Current jurisdiction is AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, eastern OK, PR, SC, TN, TX, and VA.

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records relating to Forest Service administration of CCC activities in the southeast, 1933-42. Directives, 1959-65. Special use permit files, 1942-47, and directives, 1968-70, of the Gainesville, GA, Area Office, 1942-47. Fire inspection files, 1922-48. Correspondence and reports relating to the cooperative flood prevention program, 1960-64. Records relating to the Yazoo-Little Tallahatchee Project, consisting of annual reports of flood prevention projects, 1953-64; and annual tree planting reports, 1958-64.

Maps (in Atlanta): Progress of CCC activities, CCC timber surveys, and location of CCC camps, 1933-42 (1,108 items). See also 95.12.

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95.9.9 Records of Region 10 (Alaska Region)

History: Opened as District 8 (Alaska District), with headquarters in Ketchikan, then Juneau, AK, 1921. Designated Region 8 (Alaska Region), 1930. Upon establishment of new Region 8 (Southern Region), 1934, Alaska Region redesignated Region 10. Current jurisdiction is AK.

Textual Records (in Anchorage): Correspondence relating to Civilian Conservation Corps activities, 1937-42. Historical files, 1938-55, including a report on CCC activities in AK, 1938; records relating to the boundaries of Chugach and Tongass National Forests; records documenting cooperation with the Bureau of Indian Affairs; a history of defense and war activities, 1945; and annual work plans, 1925-54.

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95.10 Records of Forest and Range Experiment Stations
1915-83

History: Forest experiment stations opened under direction of Forest Service district offices at Priest River, ID (District 1), Fremont, CO (District 2), and Fort Valley, AZ (District 3), 1908. Additional stations opened at Wagon Wheel Gap, CO (District 2), 1910; Feather River, CA (District 5), 1912; Converse, CA (District 5), 1913; and Wind River, WA (District 6), 1913. Converse and Feather River Experiment Stations closed, 1917. Experiment stations removed from regional control and assigned to Branch of Research (See 95.7.1), 1919. Cloquet Experiment Station, MN, established, 1919 (See 95.10.2). Experiment Stations redesignated Forest Experiment Stations, 1921.

Appalachian Forest Experiment Station (See 95.10.6) and Southern Forest Experiment Station (See 95.10.7) established, 1921. Priest River Forest Experiment Station moved to Missoula, MT, 1922; redesignated Northern Rocky Mountain Forest Experiment Station, 1925; and became Northern Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, 1931. Lake States Experiment Station, MN (See 95.10.2), and Northeastern Experiment Station, MA (See 95.10.3), established, 1923.

Fort Valley Forest Experiment Station redesignated Southwestern Forest Experiment Station, 1924; became Southwestern Forest and Range Experiment Station, 1930; abolished, 1954. Pacific Northwest Forest Experiment Station established, 1924 (See 95.10.4). Wagon Wheel Gap Forest Experiment Station closed, 1924. Fremont Forest Experiment Station redesignated Rocky Mountain Forest Experiment Station, 1925; closed, 1929. California Forest Experiment Station (See 95.10.5) established, 1926. Allegheny Experiment Station, PA (See 95.10.3), and Central States Experiment Station, OH (See 95.10.2), established 1927. Great Basin Forest and Range Experiment Station, UT established, 1929 (See 95.10.1). New Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station established in Fort Collins, CO, 1935; abolished, 1954.

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95.10.1 Records of the Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment
Station (Ogden, UT)

History: Established as the Great Basin Forest and Range Experiment Station, 1929. Redesignated Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, 1930.

An earlier field activity concerned solely with grazing research had opened as the Utah Experiment Station (Ephraim, UT), 1912. Redesignated the Great Basin Experiment Station, 1918, it operated under the jurisdiction of the Intermountain District (District 4) until it closed, 1925.

Textual Records (in Seattle, except as noted): Publications, 1926-79 (in Denver). Annual reports, 1958-68. Report on the Boise Flood of 1959. Zena Creek logging study, 1962-65.

Maps: Topographic and other maps of Forest Service research facilities in UT and ID, 1934-36 (12 items). See also 95.12.

Subject Access Terms: Lucky Creek Fire.

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95.10.2 Records of the North Central Forest Experiment Station
(St. Paul, MN)

History: Lake States Forest Experiment Station established, 1923. Assumed direction of Cloquet Forest Experiment Station, which it absorbed, 1926. Central States Forest Experiment Station established, 1927. Lake States and Central States operations consolidated to form North Central Forest Experiment Station, 1966.

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Administrative correspondence, 1957-68.

Maps: Lake States Forest Experiment Station, consisting of maps of the Lake States region, MI, and MN, showing forest types; and maps of Cut Foot Sioux, Kawishiwi, Pike Bay, and Upper Peninsula Experimental Forests, 1937-40 (10 items). Central States Forest Experiment Station, consisting of published and photoprocessed maps of Hacker Creek Experimental Forest, IN; Richland Experimental Forest, OH; Sylamore Experimental Forest, AR; and Southern Illinois Branch of the experiment station, 1934- 35 (5 items). See also 95.12.

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95.10.3 Records of the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station
(Radnor, PA)

History: Northeastern Forest Experiment Station established in cooperation with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1923; moved to Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1933. Allegheny Forest Experiment Station, established in cooperation with the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1927; redesignated a forest and range experiment station, 1938; absorbed by Northeastern Experiment Station, 1942, which moved headquarters to Philadelphia, 1942; Upper Darby, 1948, Broomall, 1978, and Radnor, 1990.

Textual Records: Publications and station papers (primarily from the Orono, Maine station) concerning various forestry experiments and studies, 1952-69 (in Boston). Correspondence, 1963-69; and reports, 1966-77 (in Boston). Records of the Publications Group field office, Delaware, OH, consisting of printed copies of articles pertaining to forestry conservation, 1982-83 (in Chicago).

Maps: Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, consisting of a printed map, Cooperstown Forest Unit, NY, 1938 (1 item); photoprocessed maps, Bartlett Experimental Forest, NY; Chenango Experimental Forest, NY; Finch Pruyn Experimental Forest, NY; Gale River Experimental Forest, NH; Lawrence Hopkins Memorial Experimental Forest, MA; and Massabesec Experimental Forest, ME, 1934-39 (21 items); and a map of soil types, Fox Research Forest, Hillsboro, NH, 1940 (1 item). Allegheny Forest Experiment Station, consisting of published maps, Research Center Experimental Forest, MD; Lebanon Experimental Forest and Branch Station, NJ; Standing Stone Experimental Forest, PA; Eastern Shore Experimental Forest, MD; and Young Men's Christian Association Camp, Ockanickon, NJ, 1937 (7 items); and plan of Kane Experimental Forest, PA, showing tree types, 1937 (1 item). See 95.12.

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95.10.4 Records of the Pacific Northwest Forest and Range
Experiment Station (Portland, OR)

History: Established as Pacific Northwest Forest Experiment Station, 1924. Acquired range research functions and redesignated a forest and range experiment station, 1937.

Textual Records (in Seattle): Forest fire data, including ranger diaries, weather and moisture records, annotated fire maps, and reports and studies of OR forest fires, 1933-52.

Maps: Published state and county maps for OR and WA showing tree types; and topographic and other maps of Forest Service research facilities in OR and WA, 1934-36 (55 items). See also 95.12.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

Subject Access Terms: "Tillamook Burn" (1933).

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95.10.5 Records of the Pacific Southwest Forest and Range
Experiment Station (Berkeley, CA)

History: Established as the California Forest Experiment Station, 1926. Became California Forest and Range Experiment Station, 1931. Redesignated Pacific Southwest Forest Experiment Station, 1960.

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Research hydrologist's watershed management soil surveys, 1917-56. Branch station inventories, 1959-61.

Maps: Los Angeles County, showing 1878-1933 forest fires; CA quadrangles overprinted to show vegetation types; national forests, with locations of experimental forests and ranges; Black Mountain, Feather River, and San Dimas Experimental Forests; improvements to Burgess Spring and San Joaquin Experimental Ranges; Devil's Canyon Branch; Big Creek watersheds 1-7, Kings River Branch; and the Institute of Forest Genetics, Placerville, CA, 1933-47 (42 items). "Base Series" maps showing vegetation, topography, watershed, fire history, and land ownership and use for various California locations, 1915-60 (240 items, in San Francisco). See also 95.12.

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95.10.6 Records of the Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
(Asheville, NC)

History: Established as the Appalachian Forest Experiment Station, 1921. Redesignated Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, 1947.

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Records of survey projects, 1951- 52. Publication manuscripts, 1955-71.

Maps: Appalachian Forest Experiment Station, consisting of maps of forest regions in VA, NC, and SC; Elk Lick Run, Monongahela National Forest, WV; Copper Basin Experiment Area, NC; and Lee Experimental Forest, VA, 1932-41 (9 items). Southeastern Forest Experiment Station published map of FL, showing major forest types, 1950 (1 item). See also 95.12.

Aerial Photographs, in Atlanta): Surveys of selected NC counties, showing natural and manmade features, such as forests, waterways, fields, and large buildings, 1951-52 (1,240 items). See also 95.12.

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95.10.7 Records of the Southern Forest Experiment Station (New
Orleans, LA)

History: Established, 1921.

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Advisory Committee files, 1972.

Maps: Forest types in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, and MS, 1934- 36 (7 items). See also 95.12.

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95.10.8 Records of other forest and range experiment stations

Maps: United States, showing regional operations of forest experiment stations, 1930 (1 item). Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, consisting of annotated regional maps showing proposed natural areas and experimental forests; and maps of Central Plains Experimental Range, CO; and Fraser, Fremont, and Manitou Experimental Forests, CO, 1934 (30 items). Northern Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, consisting of maps of Custer Flat Experiment Station, Hogback Summer Range Pastures, Lone Pine Winter Range Pastures, and Vigilante Experimental Range, MT; Deception Creek and Priest River Experimental Forests, ID; and Range Livestock Experimental Station, Miles City, MT, 1924-37 (12 items). Southwestern Forest and Range Experiment Station, consisting of maps of the Fort Valley Experimental Forest, AZ, and Jornada Experimental Range, NM, 1935-36 (2 items). See also 95.12.

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95.11 Records of National Forests
1905-89

History: President authorized to set aside forest reserves from the public domain by the Forest Reserve or Creative Act (26 Stat. 1103), March 3, 1891. Initial reservation, Yellowstone Park Timber Land Reserve, established by Presidential Proclamation, March 30, 1891. Seventeen reserves established by 1893. Administered by General Land Office (GLO), Department of the Interior, through its Division P (Timber Depredations Division) until passage of the Sundry Civil Appropriations Act (30 Stat. 34), June 4, 1897, which provided specific administrative authority to GLO and mandated protection of the reserves. Pursuant to this legislation, also known as the Organic Act, GLO established on February 28, 1901, a new Division R (Forestry Division) to administer the reserves. Staffed by Bureau of Forestry personnel and informally directed by Bureau of Forestry Chief Gifford Pinchot. Administration formally assigned to the Department of Agriculture by the Transfer Act (33 Stat. 626), February 1, 1905, and vested in Bureau of Forestry, which became Forest Service, July 1, 1905 (See 95.1). Forest reserves redesignated national forests by the Agricultural Appropriation Act (34 Stat. 1269), March 4, 1907. Purchase of land by federal government for national forest purposes authorized by Weeks Act (36 Stat. 961), March 1, 1911.

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95.11.1 Records of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, CO

Textual Records (in Denver): Land use case files, classification, and statistical reports, 1905-74.

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95.11.2 Records of Ashley National Forest, UT

Textual Records (in Denver): Correspondence relating to permits and leases, 1989.

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95.11.3 Records of Black Hills National Forest, SD

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Special use permit files, 1916-68. Forest supervisor's land files, 1924-61. Administrative correspondence, 1949-69.

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95.11.4 Records of Clark National Forest, MO

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Special use permit files, 1936-69.

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95.11.5 Records of Coconino National Forest, AZ

History: Grand Canon Forest Reserve established by Presidential Proclamation, February 20, 1893, and redesignated Grand Canyon Forest Reserve by Presidential Proclamation, August 8, 1906. Black Mesa and San Francisco Mountains Forest Reserves established by Presidential Proclamation, August 17, 1898. Pinal Mountains Forest Reserve established by Presidential Proclamation, March 20, 1905. Tonto Forest Reserve established by Presidential Proclamation, October 3, 1905; absorbed Pinal Mountains National Forest by Presidential Proclamation 795, January 13, 1908.

Portions of Tonto, Black Mesa, and Grand Canyon National Forests consolidated with entirety of San Francisco Mountains National Forest to form Coconino National Forest by Presidential Proclamation 818, July 2, 1908, effective July 1, 1908. Portion of Coconino redesignated Tusayan National Forest by Presidential Proclamation 1049, June 28, 1910, effective July 1, 1910. Coconino acquired land from Tonto National Forest, 1923; and Kiabab National Forest, 1949. Transferred land to Prescott National Forest, 1919; Montezuma Castle National Monument, 1937 and 1948; and Walnut Canyon National Monument, 1938.

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Minutes, notices, and correspondence of the Coconino National Forest Advisory Board, 1940-76.

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95.11.6 Records of Fishlake National Forest, UT

Textual Records (in Denver): Grazing and livestock use permits, 1919-45.

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95.11.7 Records of Grand Mesa National Forest, CO

Textual Records (in Denver): Records relating to advisory boards, 1943-80.

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95.11.8 Records of Humboldt National Forest, NV

History: Ruby Mountains Forest Reserve established by Presidential Proclamation May 3, 1906. Independence Forest Reserve established by Presidential Proclamation, November 5, 1906. Independence and Ruby Mountains National Forests consolidated to form Humboldt National Forest by EO 908, July 2, 1908, effective July 1, 1908. Santa Rosa National Forest established by Presidential Proclamation 1120, April 1, 1911. Portion of Humboldt redesignated Ruby National Forest by Presidential Proclamation 1202, June 19, 1912. Humboldt absorbed Ruby and Santa Rosa National Forests by EO 2631, June 6, 1917, effective July 1, 1917. Santa Rosa Division transferred to Toiyabe National Forest by EO 7884, May 9, 1938; returned to Humboldt by Public Land Order 740, August 3, 1951, effective July 1, 1951. Humboldt acquired land from Nevada National Forest, 1957.

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Case files relating to the use of Forest Service lands and resources by non-Forest Service organizations and individuals, 1939-70.

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95.11.9 Records of the Huron-Manistee National Forest, MI

History: Marquette and Michigan National Forests established by Presidential Proclamations 838, February 10, 1909, and 841, February 11, 1909. Michigan absorbed Marquette by EO 2163, April 6, 1915, effective July 1, 1915. Portion of Michigan redesignated Huron National Forest by Presidential Proclamation 1844, July 30, 1928, with residue of Michigan redesignated Marquette National Forest by Presidential Proclamation 1938, February 12, 1931.

Manistee National Forest established by Presidential Proclamation 2306, October 25, 1938.

Huron and Manistee National Forests administratively consolidated, May 10, 1945, with headquarters in Cadillac, MI.

Textual Records (in Chicago): History file, 1976-77. Press releases, 1977.

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95.11.10 Records of the Mark Twain National Forest, MO

History: Established by Presidential Proclamation 2362, September 11, 1939. Exchanged lands with Clark National Forest, 1962.

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Forest supervisor's office files, 1935-65, and land files, 1946-65. Subject correspondence, 1975.

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95.11.11 Records of the Medicine Bow National Forest, WY

Textual Records (in Denver): Directives, 1965-67.

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95.11.12 Records of the Mendocino National Forest, CA

History: Portions of Trinity and Stony Creek National Forests (See 95.11.20) consolidated to form California National Forest by EO 907, July 2, 1908, effective July 1, 1908. California National Forest redesignated Mendocino National Forest by EO 5885, July 12, 1932. Added land from Trinity National Forest, 1948.

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Planning and program records, 1947-69. Case files relating to the use of Forest Service lands and resources by non- Forest Service organizations and individuals, 1960-67.

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95.11.13 Records of the Modoc National Forest, CA

History: Modoc and Warner Mountains Forest Reserves established by Presidential Proclamation, November 29, 1904. Consolidated as Modoc National Forest by EO 908, July 2, 1908, effective July 1, 1908. Acquired land from Shasta National Forest, 1920 and 1952. Transferred land to Shasta, 1952.

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Office files relating to land use, fire research, hydrology, and other matters, 1961-62.

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95.11.14 Records of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, WA

History: Washington Forest Reserve established by Presidential Proclamation, February 22, 1898, effective March 1, 1898. Redesignated (in part) Chelan, Snoqualmie, and Wenatchee (See 95.11.29) National Forests, and transferred land to Rainier National Forest, by EO 822, June 18, 1908, effective July 1, 1908. Redesignated Mount Baker National Forest by EO 3943, January 21, 1924. Transferred land to Snoqualmie, 1931 and 1933.

Snoqualmie National Forest established from part of Washington National Forest by EO 822, June 18, 1908, effective July 1, 1908. Added land from Rainier National Forest, 1911 and 1933; and Mount Baker National Forest, 1931 and 1933.

Mount Baker and Snoqualmie National Forests administratively consolidated, July 7, 1974, with headquarters in Seattle, WA.

Textual Records (in Seattle): Historical file containing copies of publications, extracts from manuscripts and interfiled photographs of Mount Rainier and Snoqualmie National Forest, n.d. Press releases, 1963-67.

Photographs (in Seattle): Lookout panoramas, 1934-38 (218 images). See also 95.14.

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95.11.15 Records of the Nebraska National Forest, NE

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Forest supervisor's general correspondence, 1915-52, and land files, 1946-60. Permit files, 1905-60, 1977-88.

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95.11.16 Records of the Nez Perce National Forest, ID

History: Bitter Root Forest Reserve established by Presidential Proclamation, February 22, 1897, effective March 1, 1898. Weiser Forest Reserve established by Presidential Proclamation, May 25, 1905. Portions of Bitter Root and Weiser National Forests consolidated to form Nez Perce National Forest by EO 854, June 26, 1908, effective July 1, 1908. Nez Perce added land from Clearwater National Forest, 1911 and 1956; Selway National Forest, 1934; and Bitter Root National Forest, 1956. Transferred land to Selway, 1911; Bitter Root, 1931; and Clearwater, 1956.

Textual Records (in Seattle): Fire lookout improvement data sheets, 1932-38.

Maps (in Seattle): Fire lookout maps for use with Osborne Firefinder, 1932-38 (282 items). See also 95.12.

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95.11.17 Records of Plumas National Forest, CA

History: Plumas Forest Reserve established by Presidential Proclamation, March 27, 1905. Added land from Diamond Mountain National Forest, 1907 and 1908; and Tahoe National Forest, 1908, 1921, 1949, 1950, and 1965. Transferred land to Lassen National Forest, 1908, 1921, 1949, 1950, and 1952; and Tahoe National Forest, 1908 and 1910.

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Case files relating to the use of Forest Service lands and resources by non-Forest Service organizations and individuals, 1950-69.

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95.11.18 Records of the San Isabel National Forest, CO

Textual Records (in Denver): Land status title files, 1922-49.

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95.11.19 Records of Sequoia National Forest, CA

History: Sierra Forest Reserve established by Presidential Proclamation, February 14, 1893. Part of Sierra redesignated Sequoia National Forest by EO 904, July 2, 1908, effective July 1, 1908. Sequoia added land from Sierra National Forest, 1910; Sequoia National Park, 1926; and Kings Canyon National Park, 1958. Transferred land by Presidential Proclamation 1061, July 1, 1910, to establish Kern National Forest. Absorbed Kern National Forest, effective July 1, 1915, by EO 2169, April 13, 1915. Transferred land to Inyo National Forest, 1923; Sequoia National Park, 1926 and 1927; and Kings Canyon National Park, 1940 and 1958.

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Records relating to fire control, forest insect and disease control, forest products, land use, wildlife, and related research, 1960-71. Case files relating to the use of Forest Service lands and resources by non-Forest Service organizations and individuals, 1937-62. Records relating to allotment, grazing, and range management, 1915-58.

Maps (in San Francisco): Allotment, grazing, and range management, 1915-70 (62 items). See also 95.12.

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95.11.20 Records of Shasta-Trinity National Forest, CA

History: Shasta Forest Reserve established by Presidential Proclamation, October 3, 1905. Added land from Klamath National Forest, 1908, 1934, and 1968; Lassen National Forest, 1909 and 1921; and Modoc National Forest, 1952. Transferred land to Klamath National Forest, 1908, 1952, 1956, and 1968; Lassen National Forest, 1908; Trinity National Forest, 1908 and 1910; and Modoc National Forest, 1920 and 1952.

Trinity Forest Reserve established by Presidential Proclamation, April 26, 1905. Stony Creek Forest Reserve established by Presidential Proclamation, February 6, 1907, and abolished in part by transfer of land to Trinity and in part by consolidation with part of Trinity to form California National Forest, 1908 (See 95.11.12). Trinity added land from Klamath National Forest, 1908; and Shasta National Forest, 1908 and 1910. Transferred lands to Klamath National Forest, 1908. Transferred land to establish Six Rivers National Forest, 1947 (See 95.11.23).

Shasta and Trinity National Forests administratively consolidated, July 1, 1954, with headquarters in Redding, CA.

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Records relating to forest management research, 1962-63. Case files relating to the use of Forest Service lands and resources by non-Forest Service organizations and individuals, 1937-62.

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95.11.21 Records of the Siskiyou National Forest, OR

History: Established by Presidential Proclamation, October 5, 1904. Coquille Forest Reserve established by Presidential Proclamation, March 2, 1907. Absorbed into Siskiyou National Forest by EO 860, June 30, 1908, effective July 1, 1908. Siskiyou transferred land, with Klamath and Cascade National Forests, by EO 867, June 30, 1908, to create Crater National Forest, CA-OR, effective July 1, 1908. Acquired land from Klamath National Forest, CA, 1908, 1911. Transferred land to Crater National Forest, 1911. Transferred land to establish Six Rivers National Forest, 1947 (SEE 95.11.23). Acquired land from Umpqua National Forest, OR, 1947. Transferred land to Rogue River National Forest, OR, 1958.

Textual Records (in Seattle): Newsletter, The Siskiyou Bulletin, 1909-33 (with missing issues).

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95.11.22 Records of the Siuslaw National Forest, OR

History: Tillamook and Umpqua Forest Reserves established by Presidential Proclamation, March 2, 1907. Tillamook abolished by consolidation with a portion of Umpqua to form Siuslaw National Forest by EO 860, June 30, 1908, effective July 1, 1908.

Textual Records (in Seattle): Records of sand dune plantings, 1910-16.

Photographs (in Seattle): Lookout panoramas, 1934-40 (79 items). See also 95.14.

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95.11.23 Records of Six Rivers National Forest, CA

History: Siskiyou Forest Reserve (See 95.11.21) established 1904. Trinity (See 95.11.20) and Klamath Forest Reserves established, 1905. Portions of Klamath, Siskiyou, and Trinity National Forests consolidated by Presidential Proclamation 2733, June 3, 1947, to form Six Rivers National Forest.

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Records relating to timber sales, reforestation, fire control, wildlife, and related research, 1959-62. Case files relating to the use of Forest Service lands and resources by non-Forest Service organizations and individuals, 1959-65.

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95.11.24 Records of Stanislaus National Forest, CA

History: Stanislaus Forest Reserve established by Presidential Proclamation, February 22, 1897. Acquired land from Sierra National Forest, 1908; and Eldorado National Forest, 1965. Transferred land to Yosemite National Park, 1905, 1930, and 1942; Tahoe National Forest, 1980; Mono National Forest, 1908; and Eldorado National Forest, 1965.

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Case files relating to the use of Forest Service lands and resources by non-Forest Service organizations and individuals, 1931-67.

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95.11.25 Records of Tahoe National Forest, CA-NV

History: Lake Tahoe Forest Reserve, CA-NV, established and redesignated Tahoe Forest Reserve by Presidential Proclamation, October 3, 1905. Yuba Forest Reserve, CA, established by Presidential Proclamation November 11, 1905. Absorbed into Tahoe Forest Reserve by Presidential Proclamation, September 17, 1906. Tahoe acquired land from Plumas National Forest, 1908 and 1950; and Stanislaus National Forest, 1908. Transferred land to Mono National Forest, 1908; Plumas National Forest, 1908, 1910, 1921, 1950, and 1965; Eldorado National Forest, 1910; and Toiyabe National Forest, 1945, 1950.

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Case files relating to the use of Forest Service lands and resources by non-Forest Service organizations and individuals, 1927-67.

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95.11.26 Records of Toiyabe National Forest, CA-NV

History: Charleston Forest Reserve, NV, established by Presidential Proclamation, November 5, 1906. Toiyabe Forest Reserve, NV, established by Presidential Proclamation, March 1, 1907. Vegas National Forest, NV, established by Presidential Proclamation, December 12, 1907. Monitor and Toquima National Forests, NV, established by Presidential Proclamation, April 15, 1907, and absorbed into Toiyabe National Forest, effective July 1, 1908, by EO 908, July 2, 1908, which also consolidated Charleston and Vegas National Forests to create Moapa National Forest. Toiyabe acquired NV land from Mono National Forest, CA- NV, 1910. Absorbed Moapa National Forest, effective July 1, 1915, by EO 2162, April 6, 1915, and transferred it, as Moapa District, to Dixie National Forest, by EO 2380, May 10, 1916.

Nevada National Forest established by Presidential Proclamation 839, February 10, 1909. Absorbed Toiyabe National Forest, effective July 1, 1932, by EO 5863, June 23, 1932. Toiyabe reestablished from parts of Humboldt and Nevada National Forests by EO 7884, May 9, 1938. Added land from Mono National Forest, 1945; and from Tahoe National Forest, 1945 and 1950. Transferred Santa Rosa Division to Humboldt National Forest, effective July 1, 1951, by Public Land Order 740, August 3, 1951. Together with Humboldt National Forest, absorbed Nevada National Forest by Public Land Order 1487, September 9, 1957, effective October 1, 1957. Acquired land in CA, 1970.

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Office files, 1971-73. Case files relating to the use of Forest Service lands and resources by non-Forest Service organizations and individuals, 1962-64, 1970-77.

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95.11.27 Records of the Umatilla National Forest, OR

History: Wenaha Forest Reserve, OR-WA, established by Presidential Proclamation, May 12, 1905. Acquired part of Wallowa National Forest, 1910. Eliminated WA holdings, 1916. Blue Mountains Forest Reserve, OR, established by Presidential Proclamation March 15, 1906. Heppner Forest Reserve, OR, established by Presidential Proclamation, July 18, 1906. Heppner consolidated with part of Blue Mountains to form Umatilla National Forest by EO 815, June 13, 1908. Residue of Blue Mountains distributed among Whitman, Malheur, and Deschutes National Forests. Umatilla acquired part of Whitman National Forest, 1911; absorbed Wenaha National Forest by EO 3349, November 5, 1920; and acquired part of Whitman National Forest, 1947. Parts of Umatilla transferred to Malheur National Forest, 1911; Wallowa National Forest, 1947; and Whitman National Forest, 1947 and 1948.

Textual Records (in Seattle): Record copy of publication, Umatilla Fact Sheet, 1967.

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95.11.28 Records of Umpqua National Forest, OR

History: Established by Presidential Proclamation, March 2, 1907. Acquired portions of Cascade and Fremont National Forests, 1908; Rogue River National Forest, 1959; and Willamette National Forest, 1960. Transferred portions to Siuslaw National Forest, 1908; Cascade and Fremont National Forests, 1911; and Siskiyou National Forest, 1947.

Textual Records (in Seattle): Records of CCC camps, 1933-36. Press releases, 1969.

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95.11.29 Records of the Wenatchee National Forest, WA

History: Washington Forest Reserve (See 95.11.14) established, 1898. Redesignated (in part) Wenatchee National Forest, effective July 1, 1908, by EO 825, June 18, 1908. Wenatchee acquired portions of Chelan National Forest, 1920; Rainier National Forest, 1933; and Okanogan National Forest, 1965. Part of Wenatchee transferred to Chelan, 1920.

Textual Records (in Seattle): Press releases, 1966.

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95.11.30 Records of the White Mountain National Forest, ME-NH

History: Established by Presidential Proclamation 1449, May 16, 1918.

Textual Records (in Boston): Recreational area project files, 1925-43, 1952- 79. Correspondence with officers and committees of the Appalachian Mountain Club, 1925-28, 1939-79.

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95.12 Cartographic Records (General)
1890-1973

Maps: Printed base maps accompanying Presidential Proclamations and Executive Orders authorizing, changing boundaries of, or withdrawing land from forest reserves and national forests, 1891-1973 (7,366 items). Right-of-way maps for railroads, canals, ditches, reservoirs, and telephone and telegraph lines crossing national forests, 1890-1913 (1,200 items). United States maps showing national forests, field organization of the Forest Service, state owned forests and parks, commercial timber resources, forest regions, watersheds, rural economic studies, and population distribution, 1908-55 (179 items). Regional and state maps showing national forests, timber resources, river basins, hydroelectric resources, wilderness areas, railroads and canals, boundaries, economic bases, and land use, 1908-61 (176 items). Published world maps showing forest regions, wood production, and paper, pulp, and board mills, 1909- 44 (51 items). Isogonic maps of the United States and Canada, 1950-51 (2 items). Quadrangle names and triangulation stations, 1911 (36 items). Forest reserves and national forests, 1903-51 (21 items). Boundaries of national parks and monuments, 1911-40 (21 items). Land grant limits and unsold lands of the Northern Pacific Railroad within national forests, 1930 (55 items). Forest Service Regions 1, 2, 3, and 6, 1930 (19 items). Land management and natural resources of Puerto Rico, 1948, Philippine Islands, 1904-9, and portions of Siberia, n.d. (5 items). Flightline index maps for aerial film, 1932-42 (64 items).

Aerial Photographs: National forests, 1932-42, with photomosaic indexes(43,123 items).

See Maps under 95.2.3, 95.2.4, 95.3.1, 95.3.2, 95.4.1, 95.4.3, 95.4.5, 95.4.7, 95.5.3, 95.6.1, 95.7.1, 95.7.2, 95.7.3, 95.7.6, 95.8, 95.9.5, 95.9.8, 95.10.1, 95.10.2, 95.10.3, 95.10.4, 95.10.5, 95.10.6, 95.10.7, 95.10.8, 95.11.16, and 95.11.19.

See Aerial Photographs under 95.10.6.

Finding Aids: Charlotte M. Ashby, comp., Preliminary Inventory of the Cartographic Records of the Forest Service, PI 167 (1967); supplement in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories. Forest Service aerial photographs included in Charles E. Taylor and Richard E. Spurr, comps., Aerial Photographs in the National Archives, SL 25 (1973).

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95.13 Sound Recordings (General)
1972-85

Speeches, public service radio spots, and songs relating to Forest Service activities, 1972-85 (60 items).

95.14 Still Pictures (General)
1897-1998

Photographs: General photographic files of the Forest Service, 1897-1965, documenting all aspects of forestry, including research, recreation, economics, and resource management (G, 160,000). Forest Service field party activities, by Stanton G. Smith, 1904-31 (FP, 2,216 images). Guayule Emergency Rubber Program, 1942-45 (RP, 907 images). Cooperative forest fire prevention campaign activities with Smokey the Bear, 1945-80 (CFP, 213 images).

Photographic Prints: Forest reserve areas in AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, OR, SD, and WY, by George B. Sudworth, John G. Jack, H.B. Ayres, and John B. Leiberg, in albums, 1898-1900 (FRA, FRB, FRC, FRD, FRE, FRF, FRG, FRH; 1,770 images). National forests, from the Forest Service's Permanent Image Collection, in albums, 1915-33 (GRA, 120 images). National forest scenes, including CCC training and activities, in albums, 1933-39 (VNF, 148 images). President Theodore Roosevelt with Gifford Pinchot, 1907 (TR, 1 image). Logging and forest scenes, n.d. (M, 108 images).

Slides: Guayule Emergency Rubber program, 1942-45 (GK, 519 images). 50th Anniversary of Smokey the Bear, 1993 (SBAS, 20 images).

Charts and Lithographs: Watershed and range management, 1898- 1941 (L, 100 images).

Posters: Forest fire prevention, many featuring "Smokey the Bear," ca. 1939-94 (SB, SBF, SP, 268 images). Posters publicizing national forests and grasslands, 1989-98 (FS, 31 images).

Microfilm Publications: M1127, M1128.

Finding Aids: Shelflist with captions for series RP. Shelflist with captions for series G (27 rolls of microfilm). Microfiche of automated index data for series G (45 microfiche). Computer printouts for series G relating to CCC projects in national forests. National Agricultural Library videodisc, Special Collections: Forest Service Photographs, for series G.

See Photographs under 95.11.14 and 95.11.22.
See Photographic Prints under 95.4.1 and 95.7.8.


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