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Who manages the USFS?

Department of Agriculture

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This allowed the President the ability to reserve public lands the are covered in part or entirely by timber.

Forest Reserve System

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Created the Forest Reserve System

President Benjamin Harrison-1891 Creative Act or Forest Reserve Act

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What was the first forest reserve?

Yellowstone Park Timber Reserve later to be known as the Shoshone NF. (1891)

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How many acres were added for protection to the Forest Reserve System?

1897- 21 million acres

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established custodial management and direction for this system

Organic Administration Act of 1897

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This system was managed by?

General Lands Office (USDI)

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responsible for collecting data, advising private land owners about forestry practices, and publicizing forest management.

Bureau of Forestry (USDA)

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lobbied to transfer the land from the GLO to the Bureau of Forestry

Gifford Pinchot, Transfer Act 1905

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Forests to be used for good of all people, not temporary benefits of individuals or companies.

All resources of these lands were for use and were to be administered in an efficient and business like manner

Principles of forest mgmt Jim Wilson to Pinchot

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“where conflicting interests must be reconciled in question will always be decided from the standpoint of the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run.”

Pinchot

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President Theodore Roosevelt set aside how many acres of forest land?

Over 100 million acres

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Forest Reserves changed its name to the U.S. Forest Service in what year?

1907

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USFS Administrative Regions, how many?

10

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Thousands of fires swept across Oregon, northern Idaho and western Montana in 1910, culminating in a firestorm that consumed more than 1 million acres in a single 24-hour period between Aug. 21 and 22

The fire that changed everything

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USDA Forest Service Snapshot

193 million acres in 44 States & other territories, representing nearly 30 percent of all federally-managed lands•155 National Forests; 20 National Grasslands

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Forest Service lands contribute more than $36 billion to America’s economy each year supporting nearly 450,000 jobs.

WOW

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“is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. We help Americans use and enjoy the lands and waters that belong to them as citizens of the United States as well as serving international visitors.”

USFS Mission Statement

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“Caring for the Land and Serving People”

USFS Motto

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Current USDA Secretary

Tom Vilsack 2009

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Current USFS Chief

Thomas Tidwell 2009

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The first leaders of the USFS

Gifford Pinchot, Jim Wilson, Franklin B. Hough, Carl Schurz, Nathaniel H. Egleston, Bernhard E. Fernow, Filibert Roth