36 CFR § 200.2 - Field organization.

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§ 200.2 Field organization.

The field organization of the Forest Service consists of regions, stations, and areas as described below:

(a) Regions of the National Forest System. For the purpose of managing the lands administered by the Forest Service, the United States is divided into nine geographic regions of the National Forest System. Each region has a headquarters office and is supervised by a Regional Forester who is responsible to the Chief for the activities assigned to that region. Within each region are located national forests and other lands of the Forest Service.

(1) National Forests. Each Forest has a headquarters office and is supervised by a Forest Supervisor who is responsible to the Regional Forester. Two or more proclaimed or designated National Forests, or all of the Forests in a State, may be combined into one Forest Service Administrative Unit headed by one Forest Supervisor. Each Forest is divided into Ranger Districts. The Alaska Region is composed of two National Forests without Ranger Districts; with one Forest divided into three areas, each administered by a Forest Supervisor.

(2) Ranger districts. Each district may include a portion of a national forest, a national grassland or portion thereof, a national recreation area, a wilderness or primitive area, and other lands administered by the Forest Service. Each district has a headquarters office and is supervised by a District Ranger (or Area Ranger in some cases) who is responsible to the Forest Supervisor.

(b) Forest and rangeland research coordination. The field research program is coordinated by six research stations, the national Forest Products Laboratory, and the International Institute of Tropical Forestry. Each has a headquarters office and a Director who is responsible to the Chief for all research activities within a geographical area of the United States or its territories. Scientists are based at Research Work Units with laboratories located in 36 lower States, Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. Scientists primarily conduct their work within a given geographical area, but due to the integrated and cooperative nature of the research program, they make work nationwide and internationally.

(c) State and private forestry cooperation. Field level cooperation between the Forest Service, States, and the private sector on forestry activities is accomplished by the Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry for the Northeastern States; and by the National Forest Regional Offices in the Southeastern and Western States. The Northeastern Area is supervised by an Area Director who is responsible to the Chief for State and private forestry activities within the Area. Regional Foresters in Regions 1 through 8 and Region 10 are responsible for State and private forestry activities within those regions.

(d) International Institute of Tropical Forestry. The Institute is managed by a Director who is the senior Forest Service official in Puerto Rico. The Director is responsible to the Chief for planning and directing research, science and technology exchange, technical assistance to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and international cooperation on natural resources concerning tropical forestry.

(e) Field addresses. The addresses of Regional Foresters, Station Directors, and Area Directors are given below. Under each Regional Office address is a list of National Forest Administrative Units by States with locations of Forest Supervisor headquarters. Headquarters locations for Ranger Districts, National Grasslands, and National Recreation Areas are not listed but may be obtained from Forest Supervisors or Regional Foresters.

National Forests by Region

State in which forest is located National forest administration unit Headquarters location of forest supervisor
Region 1, Northern Region (Regional Forester, Federal Bldg., P.O. Box 7669, Missoula, MT 59807):
Idaho Clearwater Orofino.
Idaho Panhandle National Forests (Kaniksu-Coeur 'dAlene-St. Joe Coeur d'Alene.
Nezperce Grangeville.
Montana Beaverhead Dillon.
Bitterroot Hamilton.
Custer Billings.
Deerlodge Butte.
Flathead Kalispell.
Gallatin Bozeman.
Helena Helena.
Kootenai Libby.
Lewis and Clark Great Falls.
Lolo Missoula.
Region 2, Rocky Mountain Region (Regional Forester, 740 Simms Street, P. O. Box 25127, Lakewood, CO 80225):
Colorado Arapaho-Roosevelt Fort Collins.
Grand Mesa-Uncompahgre and Gunnison Delta.
Pike-San Isabel Pueblo.
San Juan-Rio Grande Monte Vista.
White River Glenwood Springs.
Nebraska Nebraska (Samuel R. McKelvie) Chadron.
South Dakota Black Hills Custer.
Wyoming Bighorn Sheridan.
Medicine Bow-Routt Laramie.
Shoshone Cody.
Region 3, Southwestern Region (Regional Forester, Federal Bldg., 517 Gold Ave. SW., Albuquerque, NM 87102):
Arizona Apache-Sitgreaves Springerville.
Coconino Flagstaff.
Coronado Tucson.
Kaibab Williams.
Prescott Prescott.
Tonto Phoenix.
New Mexico Carson Taos.
Cibola Albuquerque.
Gila Silver City.
Lincoln Alamogordo.
Santa Fe Santa Fe.
Region 4, Intermountain Region (Regional Forester, 324 25th St., Ogden, UT 84401):
Idaho Boise Boise.
Caribou (Cache-Idaho portion) Pocatello.
Challis Challis.
Payette McCall.
Salmon Salmon.
Sawtooth Twin Falls.
Targhee St. Anthony.
Nevada Humboldt Elko.
Toiyabe, except the Lake Tahoe basin management unit Sparks.
Utah Ashley Vernal.
Dixie Cedar City.
Fishlake Richfield.
Manti-La Sal Price.
Uinta Provo.
Wasatch (Cache-Utah portion) Salt Lake City.
Wyoming Bridger-Teton Jackson.
Region 5, Pacific Southwest Region (Regional Forester, 630 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94111):
California Angeles Arcadia.
Cleveland San Diego.
Eldorado, except the Lake Tahoe basin management unit Placerville.
Inyo Bishop.
Klamath Yreka.
Lassen Susanville.
Los Padres Goleta.
Mendocino Willows.
Modoc Alturas.
Plumas Quincy.
San Bernardino San Bernardino.
Sequoia Porterville.
Shasta-Trinity Redding.
Sierra Fresno.
Six Rivers Eureka.
Stanislaus (Calaveras Bigtree) Sonora.
Tahoe, except the Lake Tahoe basin management unit Nevada City.
Lake Tahoe basin management unit (portions of Toiyabe, Eldorado, and Tahoe National Forests) South Lake Tahoe (headed by an administrator).
Region 6, Pacific Northwest Region (Regional Forester, 333 S.W. 1st Avenue, P.O. Box 3623, Portland, OR 97208):
Oregon Deschutes Bend
Fremont Lakeview.
Malheur John Day.
Mount Hood Gresham.
Ochoco Prineville.
Rogue River Medford.
Siskiyou Grants Pass.
Siuslaw Corvallis.
Umatilla Pendleton.
Umpqua Roseburg.
Wallowa-Whitman Baker.
Willamette Eugene.
Winema Klamath Falls.
Washington Colville Colville.
Gifford Pinchot Vancouver.
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie Mountain Terrace.
Okanogan Okanogan.
Olympic Olympia.
Wenatchee Wenatchee.
Region 8, Southern Region (Regional Forester, 1720 Peachtree Rd. NW., Atlanta, GA 30367):
Alabama National forests in Alabama (William B. Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega, Tuskegee) Montgomery.
Arkansas Ouachita Hot Springs.
Ozark-St. Francis Russellville.
Florida National forests in Florida (Apalachicola, Ocala, Osceola) Tallahassee.
Georgia Chattahoochee-Oconee Gainesville.
Kentucky Daniel Boone Winchester.
Louisiana Kisatchie Pineville.
Mississippi National Forests in Mississippi (Bienville, Delta, De Soto, Holly Springs, Homochitto, Tombigbee) Jackson.
North Carolina National forests in North Carolina (Croatan, Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie) Asheville.
Puerto Rico Caribbean Rio Piedras, PR.
South Carolina Francis Marion and Sumter Columbia.
Tennessee Cherokee Cleveland.
Texas National forests in Texas (Angelina, Davy Crockett, Sabine, Sam Houston) Lufkin.
Virginia George Washington-Jefferson Roanoke.
Region 9, Eastern Region (Regional Forester, 310 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203):
Illinois Shawnee Harrisburg.
Indiana and Ohio Wayne-Hoosier Bedford, IN.
Michigan Hiawatha Escanaba.
Huron-Manistee Cadillac.
Ottawa Ironwood.
Minnesota Chippewa Cass Lake.
Superior Duluth.
Missouri Mark Twain Rolla.
New Hampshire and Maine White Mountain Laconia, NH.
Pennsylvania Allegheny Warren.
Vermont Green Mountain Rutland.
West Virginia Monongahela Elkins.
Wisconsin Chequamegon Park Falls.
Nicolet Rhinelander.
Region 10, Alaska Region (Regional Forester, Federal Office Bldg., P.O. Box 21628, Juneau, AK 99802-1628):
Alaska Chugach Anchorage.
Chatham area Sitka.
Ketchikan area Ketchikan.
Sitkine area Petersburg.
Forest and Range Experiment Stations, Laboratories, and Institutes Name of Unit and Headquarters of Director
North Central Research Station—1995 Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108.
Northeastern Research Station—100 Matsonford Road, 5 Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 200, P.O. Box 6775, Radnor, PA 19087-4585.
Pacific Northwest Research Station—333 S.W. 1st Avenue, P.O. Box 3890, Portland, OR 97208-3890.
Pacific Southwest Research Station—800 Buchanan Street, West Building, Albany, CA 94710-0011.
Rocky Mountain Research Station—240 West Prospect Street, Fort Collins, CO 80526-2098.
Southern Research Station—200 Weaver Boulevard, P.O. Box 2680, Asheville, NC 28802.
Forest Products Laboratory—One Gifford Pinchot Drive, Madison, WI 53705-2398.
International Institute of Tropical Forestry—Call Box 25000, UPR Experimental Station Grounds, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico 00928-2500.
State and Private Forestry Area Office
Director, Northeastern Area—100 Matsonford Road, P.O. Box 6775, Radnor, PA 19087-4585.

In Regions 1 through 8 and 10, State and Private Forestry activities are directed from Regional headquarters.

[41 FR 24350, June 16, 1976, as amended at 42 FR 32230, June 24, 1977; 42 FR 40438, Aug. 10, 1977; 43 FR 27190, June 23, 1978; 44 FR 5660, Jan. 29, 1979; 62 FR 33366, 33367, June 19, 1997]